Why Modern Art Matters

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Why Modern Art Matters

  1. 2. 19 th century 21 st century
  2. 3. Impressionism Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise , 1873.
  3. 4. Impressionism
  4. 5. Impressionism
  5. 7. “… the impressionists; they take canvas, paint and brushes, throw some color at random, and sign the result.” -Albert Wolff art critic, 1876
  6. 8. why ?
  7. 9. a rupture in tradition
  8. 23. “… only one fact pertains: the things that the impressionists put on their canvases do not correspond to those found on the canvases of previous painters…It is different, and so it is bad.” -Theodore Duret Art critic, 1878
  9. 24. different = bad 19 th Century
  10. 25. A painting should be… produced by a trained artist
  11. 26. based on detailed sketches
  12. 27. handmade paint
  13. 28. in a studio
  14. 29. monumental
  15. 30. In contrast…
  16. 31. outside Impressionist Painting: from nature rapid brush strokes portable canvases
  17. 32. Industrial Revolution
  18. 33. Advances in Communication and Transportation
  19. 34. Photography Capturing fleeting effects
  20. 35. Color Theory new ways of understanding color perception
  21. 37. more than paint thrown on a canvas
  22. 38. was a new way of representing the world. Impressionism
  23. 39. freed artists from state-controlled artistic production. Impressionism
  24. 40. created the need for art galleries. Impressionism
  25. 41. is self-expression. Impressionism
  26. 61. experimentation RISK-TAKING innovation
  27. 62. 21st Century different = good
  28. 65. “ Disruptive innovations” significantly uproot existing models and create new, unanticipated changes. Leave one text, video, or voice comment that discusses the relationship between the two disruptive innovations shown below. In your comment, share an example from your personal experiences about how you have been affected in a positive way by their disruptiveness. Impressionism Smart Phone

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