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Why Modern Art Matters Why Modern Art Matters Presentation Transcript

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  • 19 th century 21 st century
  • Impressionism Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise , 1873.
  • Impressionism
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  • “… the impressionists; they take canvas, paint and brushes, throw some color at random, and sign the result.” -Albert Wolff art critic, 1876
  • why ?
  • a rupture in tradition
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  • “… 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
  • different = bad 19 th Century
  • A painting should be… produced by a trained artist
  • based on detailed sketches
  • handmade paint
  • in a studio
  • monumental
  • In contrast…
  • outside Impressionist Painting: from nature rapid brush strokes portable canvases
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Advances in Communication and Transportation
  • Photography Capturing fleeting effects
  • Color Theory new ways of understanding color perception
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  • more than paint thrown on a canvas
  • was a new way of representing the world. Impressionism
  • freed artists from state-controlled artistic production. Impressionism
  • created the need for art galleries. Impressionism
  • is self-expression. Impressionism
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  • experimentation RISK-TAKING innovation
  • 21st Century different = good
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  • “ 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