Department for   Continuing Education                                 Music and Art                                     Ma...
Previously                    • Definition of art and music                    • Aesthetics and criticism                  ...
Today                    • Continuing with symbolism                    • Avant-garde: 1) expressionism, 2) futurism,     ...
Symbolism                  Symbolist poems were attempts to evoke, rather                  than primarily to describe; sym...
De Satan ou de Dieu, quimporte? Ange ou Sirène,      Quimporte, si tu rends, — fée aux yeux de velours,         Rythme, pa...
Charles Baudelaire - L’Horloge (The Clock)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Avant-Garde Pre WW1                    • Expressionism, 1905-1925                    • Aim: evoke expressions or ideas    ...
Edvard Munch - The                                  Scream (Skrik)                                    1893-1910           ...
Vincent Van Gogh   •       Born in Holland 1853 - suicide in France 1890   •       1886 moves to Paris   •       “As for m...
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Avant-Garde during                                   WW1                    • Futurism. Italy. Futurist manifesto 1909 by ...
Luigi Russolo’s “Art of Noises” manifesto                                   Musical evolution                             ...
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Avant-Garde during                                   WW1                    • Dadaism, 1916 - 1922                    • Vi...
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain            (1917)  “Found object” (readymade) “Whether Mr Mutt made the fountain with his own han...
Stravinsky - The rite of spring (Nijinsky’s choreography)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Musical Avant-Garde                                 Post WWIISaturday, 18 February 2012
Stockhausen - Kontakte (1958)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis (1953)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Brian Eno - Wind on water (1975)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Aphex Twin - Dream scape (1993)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Autechre - Bronchus (1993)Saturday, 18 February 2012
Curtis Roads - Half life (1999)Saturday, 18 February 2012
21st century avant-                                    gardeSaturday, 18 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
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Music and Art week 5

  1. 1. Department for Continuing Education Music and Art Marilou Polymeropoulou marilou.polymeropoulou@music.ox.ac.uk Week 5 Symbolism - Avant-Garde http://musicandartoxford.wordpress.com/Saturday, 18 February 2012
  2. 2. Previously • Definition of art and music • Aesthetics and criticism • ImpressionismSaturday, 18 February 2012
  3. 3. Today • Continuing with symbolism • Avant-garde: 1) expressionism, 2) futurism, 3) dadaism, 4) musical avant-gardeSaturday, 18 February 2012
  4. 4. Symbolism Symbolist poems were attempts to evoke, rather than primarily to describe; symbolic imagery was used to signify the state of the poets soul Senses - scent, sound, and colourSchopenhauer: Art providing refuge from the world of strife and will Charles Beaudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Stéphane Mallarmé Influenced: Oscar Wilde, W.B.Yeats, T.S. EliotSaturday, 18 February 2012
  5. 5. De Satan ou de Dieu, quimporte? Ange ou Sirène, Quimporte, si tu rends, — fée aux yeux de velours, Rythme, parfum, lueur, ô mon unique reine! — Lunivers moins hideux et les instants moins lourds? Baudelaire, Hymne à la Beauté, Fleurs du Mal, 1861 From God or Satan, who cares? Angel or Siren, Who cares, if you make, — fay with the velvet eyes, Rhythm, perfume, glimmer; my one and only queen! The world less hideous, the minutes less leaden? William Aggeler’s translation, 1954Saturday, 18 February 2012
  6. 6. Charles Baudelaire - L’Horloge (The Clock)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  7. 7. Avant-Garde Pre WW1 • Expressionism, 1905-1925 • Aim: evoke expressions or ideas • Reaction to realism and impressionismSaturday, 18 February 2012
  8. 8. Edvard Munch - The Scream (Skrik) 1893-1910 Oil, tempera, and pastel on cardboard “I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”Saturday, 18 February 2012
  9. 9. Vincent Van Gogh • Born in Holland 1853 - suicide in France 1890 • 1886 moves to Paris • “As for me, I shall go on working, and here and there something of my work will prove of lasting value - but who will there be to achieve for figure painting what Claude Monet has achieved for landscape? However, you must feel, as I do, that someone like that is on the way - Rodin? - he does not use colour - it wont be him. But the painter of the future will be a colourist the like of which has never yet been seen.” • Examples: The Potato Eaters (1885), The Red Vineyard (1888) • Brush strokes (impasto) technique. Examples of Starry Night (1889)Saturday, 18 February 2012
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  13. 13. Avant-Garde during WW1 • Futurism. Italy. Futurist manifesto 1909 by Marinetti. • Aggression, militarism, nationalism, demolition of traditional elements, “beauty of speed” • Influence on Fascism (glorification of war)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  14. 14. Luigi Russolo’s “Art of Noises” manifesto Musical evolution Noise sounds Creation of noise instrumentsSaturday, 18 February 2012
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  16. 16. Avant-Garde during WW1 • Dadaism, 1916 - 1922 • Visual arts, literature, poetry, theatre, graphic design • Anti-war politics. Anti-art. Rejection of traditional culture. Ridicule. Criticism on nihilist perspectives of modernity. AnarchistSaturday, 18 February 2012
  17. 17. Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (1917) “Found object” (readymade) “Whether Mr Mutt made the fountain with his own hands or not has no importance. He CHOSE it. He took an article of life, placed it so that its useful significance disappeared under the new title and point of view – created a new thought for that object.”Saturday, 18 February 2012
  18. 18. Stravinsky - The rite of spring (Nijinsky’s choreography)Saturday, 18 February 2012
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  20. 20. Musical Avant-Garde Post WWIISaturday, 18 February 2012
  21. 21. Stockhausen - Kontakte (1958)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  22. 22. Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis (1953)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  23. 23. Brian Eno - Wind on water (1975)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  24. 24. Aphex Twin - Dream scape (1993)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  25. 25. Autechre - Bronchus (1993)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  26. 26. Curtis Roads - Half life (1999)Saturday, 18 February 2012
  27. 27. 21st century avant- gardeSaturday, 18 February 2012
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