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    • Clement Greenberg1909 – 1994 an American essayist knownmainly as an influential visualart critic closely associated withAmerican Modern art of themid-20th century. In particular, he is best remembered for hispromotion of the abstractexpressionist movement and wasamong the first published criticsto praise the work of painterJackson Pollock.
    • Avant-Garde and KitschWritten in 1939 and first published in the Partisan Review Journal.Alexandrianism:
    • Avant-Garde Culture “Art for Art’s Sake” Subject matter or Content becomes something to be avoided like the plague. Kazimir Malevich, Black Square, c. 1913Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create acomposition which may exist with a degree of independence from visualreferences in the world
    • The Imitation of ImitatingInspiration from the medium Braque, Harbor Mondrian, Composition with Yellow, Blue, andPicasso, The Guitar Player Red
    • Kandinsky, Transverse LineMiro, Cat Encircle by the Flight of a Bird Brancusi, Bird in Space
    • Klee, Insula DulcamaraCézanne,Mount Sainte-Victoire Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté
    • “Kitsch” a product of the Industrial Revolution Ersatz Culture, (the inferior culture)Repin, Ivan the Terrible and His Son
    • The values of the vividly recognizable, the miraculous and the sympathetic. “It tells a story.”Maxfield Parrish, Ecstasy
    • Art accessible to all.
    • Example of Joseph Goebbels Propaganda
    • Boccioni, States of Mind III: Those Who Stay“Today we no longer look towardssocialism for a new culture – asinevitably as one will appear, once wedo have socialism. Today we look tosocialism simply for the preservation ofwhatever living culture we have right Chirico, Mystery and Melancholy of a Streetnow.” --Marx