What were some of the big transition that led to moderism
a. industrial revolutions
b. political revlutions
d. Increased trade and dialog among cultures
e. self consciousness on a different scale (the indivdual)
Who said this: ““The artist’s first loyalty is to art, not the public”
a. Edouard Manet
The figure in art: How has the depiction of the human figure changed in reference to the past? (antiquity, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classicism, etc.)
Based upon readings and in-class lectures, what is the “Modern Condition” and do we start to see a backlash against it?
VanGogh considered himself a “peasant painter”. Gauguin found inspiration in thenative peoples of Tahiti whom he called “savages”. Both painters were at theforefront of Modernism. Is there a contradiction here? How are these ideas of“primitivism” and “modernism” linked?
Impressionismis the first movement of modern art”or was it Cubism?
Use specific examples
How did the photograph change how art was made? what was made? and viewed?
What was the benefits of the photograph?:
2. Immediate (fast)
3. Cheaper (than a painting)
Who was the First “photojournalist.
What are the many faces of photography.
When you see what you express through photography, you realize all the things that can no longer be the objectives of painting.
Why should an artist persist in treating subjects that can be established so clearly with the lens of a camera?
Based upon Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles D’Avignon”, 1907: In what way is the development of Cubism a “new way of seeing” and what can it be seen as a response to?
(Back up your argument with specific examples
How does technology, art and craft interact?
Where do you see the spirit of collaboration happening?
How is mass production approached
How do you see “high” art merging with “low” art?
a. To rescue all the arts from the isolation in which each found itself and to train craftsmen, painters, and sculptors of the future to embark on cooperative projects in which all their skills would be combined.
b. To elevate the status of the crafts to that which the “fine arts” enjoyed. There is no essential difference between craftsman and artist. (less clear)
c. To establish contact with the leaders of the crafts and industries of the country (this was pure economic survival
What was the role of the Bauhaus in challenging the the rift between high art and low art?
What was the role of the Bauhaus in shaping the art education?