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Art as knowledge copy Presentation Transcript

  • 1. art and knowledge?
  • 2. How can art contribute to our knowledge of the world?
  • 3. what is the function or purpose of art?
  • 4. Theories about the nature or function of Art
  • 5. Theories about the nature or function of Art • art as imitation
  • 6. Theories about the nature or function of Art • art as imitation • art as communication
  • 7. Theories about the nature or function of Art • art as imitation • art as communication • art as education
  • 8. Imitationmimetic theory of art: the purpose is to copy reality Michelangelo’s Pieta 1498-1499
  • 9. Johannes Vermeer,Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1632
  • 10. Is it possible that one can look at sunsets or waterlilies differently after viewing or experiencing a Turner or Monet painting?
  • 11. “art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible” Paul KleeIs it possible that one can look at sunsets or waterlilies differently after viewing or experiencing a Turner or Monet painting?
  • 12. Charles Dickens(1812-70), Great ExpectationsI crossed the staircase landing, and entered the room she indicated. From thatroom too, the daylight was completely excluded, and it had an airless smell thatwas oppressive. A fire had been lately kindled in the damp old-fashioned grate,and it was more disposed to go out than to burn up, and the reluctant smokewhich hung in the room seemed colder than the clearer air — like our own marshmist. Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimney-piece faintly lightedthe chamber, or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness. Itwas spacious, and I dare say had once been handsome, but every discerniblething in it was covered with dust and mould, and dropping to pieces. The mostprominent object was a table with a long tablecloth spread on it, as if a feast hadbeen in preparation when the house and the clocks stopped all together. Anepergne or centre-piece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was soheavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite indistinguishable; and, as Ilooked along the yellow expanse out of which I remember its seeming to grow, likea black fungus, I saw speckle-legged spiders with blotchy bodies run home to it,and running out from it, as if some circumstance of the greatest public importancehad just transpired in the spider community. [103-4]
  • 13. can art reveal something about reality that was unnoticed?
  • 14. Communication
  • 15. Communication “art can amplify man’s short time on this earth by enabling him to receive from another the whole range of someone’slifelong experiences with all their problems, colors and flavors. Art recreates in flesh experiences that have been lived by othermen, and enables people to absorb them as if they were their own.” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, russian writer and historian, 1918-2008
  • 16. The Blues"Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who released her firstrecording of it in 1939, the year she first sang it. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.Such lynchings had occurred chiefly in the South but also in all other regions of the United States. The writer, Abel, set it to music and with his wife and the singer Laura Duncan, performed it as a protest song in New York venues, including Madison Square Garden. source: Wikipedia Nina Simone
  • 17. Kathe Kollwitz, German Expressionist KATHE KOLLWITZ  Poverty, Etching & Drypoint, Statliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (1893-94)KATHE KOLLWITZWoman with Dead Child, Etching, National Gallery of Art, D.C. (1903)
  • 18. Otto Dix ,War Triptych, 1929-32
  • 19. Education The arts have a moral and educative role:the arts can provoke emotions that influence behavior Chris Jordan, photographer The Great Pacific Garbage Patch “To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the worlds most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.” http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#CF000313%2018x24
  • 20. Education The arts have a moral and educative role:the arts can provoke emotions that influence behavior Chris Jordan, photographer The Great Pacific Garbage Patch “To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the worlds most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.” http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#CF000313%2018x24
  • 21. Stalin Epigram by Osip MedelstamWe are living, but can’t feel the land where we stay,More than ten steps away you can’t hear what we say.But if people would talk on occasion,They should mention the Kremlin Caucasian.His thick fingers are bulky and fat like live-baits,And his accurate words are as heavy as weights.Cucaracha’s moustaches are screaming,And his boot-tops are shining and gleaming.But around him a crowd of thin-necked henchmen,And he plays with the services of these half-men.Some are whistling, some meowing, some sniffing,He’s alone booming, poking and whiffing.He is forging his rules and decrees like horseshoes –Into groins, into foreheads, in eyes, and eyebrows.Every killing for him is delight,And Ossetian torso is wide.
  • 22. Mendelstam was arrested, imprisoned and eventually died in a Soviet work camp. "Only in Russia is poetry respected, it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?" -Osip Mendelstram
  • 23. Speak of the destruction. This is a world destruction, your life aint nothing. The human race is becoming a disgrace. World Destruction, Countries are fighting with chemical warfare. Not giving a damn about the people who live there. 1984, Time Zone: Nostradamus predicts the coming of the Antichrist.Afrika Bambaataa and Johnny Lydon Hey, look out, the third world nations are on the rise. (the Sex Pistols,P.I.L.)) The Democratic-Communist Relationship, wont stand in the way of the Islamic force. The CIA is looking for you. The KGB is smarter than you think. Brainwash mentalities to control the system. Using TV and movies - religions of course. Yes, the world is headed for destruction. Is it a nuclear war? What are you asking for? This is a world destruction. Your life aint nothing. The human race is becoming a disgrace. The rich get richer. The poor are getting poorer. Fascist, chauvinistic government fools. People, Moslems, Christians and Hindus. Are in a time zone still searching for the truth. Who are you to think youre a superior race? Facing forth your everlasting doom. We are Time Zone. Weve come to drop a bomb on you. World destruction, kaboom, kaboom, kaboom! This is the world destruction, your life aint nothing. The human race is becoming a disgrace. Nationalities are fighting with each other. Why is this? Because the system tells you. Putting people in faceless categories. Knowledge isnt what it used to be. Military tactics to control a nation. Who wants to be a president or king? Me! Mother Nature is gonna work against you. Nothing in your power that you can do. Yes, the world is headed for destruction. You and I know it, cause the Bible tells you. If we dont start to look for a better life, the whole world will be destroyed in a time zone!