Art History 2009 Class 6 Lecture & Quiz


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Slides accompanying Dick Nelson's art history seminar April 9, 2009.

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Art History 2009 Class 6 Lecture & Quiz

  1. 1. Art History Lecture 6
  2. 2. An example of… Quiz 1. RECESSIONAL composition. Review 2. Painterly. ., 3. Closed Form. 4. Italian Baroque art. 5. High Renaissance. 1 2 3 4
  3. 3. Quiz Find an example of… Review 1. Linear. 6. Use of symbolism. 2. Dutch Genre. 7. Aided by optics. 3. Self-portrait. 8. Contemplative. 4. Northern Renaissance art. 9. Light playing an important role. 5. Plane composition. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  4. 4. Reality is in the eye, hand and mind of the…
  5. 5. The Idealist The Romantic The Realist
  6. 6. Ingres Manet Neo-Classic Romantic Realism Delacroix
  7. 7. Ingres Odalisque
  8. 8. The sovereignty of line. Ingres
  9. 9. Ingres
  10. 10. Neo-Classic? Romantic? Realist? ! N TIO U H CA WIT LS E LAB USE
  11. 11. What does Ingres tell us of the subject in these two works? Will the real Loius Bertin please stand up!
  12. 12. What response does the artist seek from his viewer? Rational/Emotional? Climax/ Anti-climax? Time stopped/Time-in-flux? Contemplation/Active involvement? Off stage audience/Part of the scene?
  13. 13. David Oath of the Horatii
  14. 14. Plane Closed Form Linear Idealized Contemplative Climax Neo-Classic
  15. 15. Jacques Louis David The Death of Socrates The Age of Reason replaces The Age of Authority.
  16. 16. Gericault Raft of the Medusa From calm reason to dramatic life and death themes.
  17. 17. Perpetuating the works of Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rembrandt and…
  18. 18. Idealized? Romanticized? Realized? Painterly? Recessional? Intimate Lighting? Delacroix Self Portrait
  19. 19. Delacroix Liberty Leading the People.
  20. 20. Delacroix The Death of Sardanapolis Aimed for the heart of the viewer!
  21. 21. Turner The Fighting Temeraire Relating idea with visual elements.
  22. 22. Turner Rain, Steam and Speed Anticipating Impressionism and beyond.
  23. 23. Turner Snowstorm Subject matter shifts from representation to presentation.
  24. 24. Common labor given dignity and monumentality. Millet The Gleaners
  25. 25. Courbet The Stone Breakers Realism threatens the status quo.
  26. 26. Courbet A Burial at Ornans Real ism An uncommon tribute to the common. Cracks in the foundation of academic painting. A major social and aesthetic transformation heralds a new era.
  27. 27. Courbet The Artist’s Studio Allegorical realism?
  28. 28. Manet Luncheon On The Grass A new mission breaks the rules.
  29. 29. Accepted and Rejected. Why? Because… 1. One was an original composition? 1. One was a copy of an earlier composition? 2. One was an idealized mythical 2. One depicts a known prostitute of stubby figure of classic proportions? proportions in a suggestive surrounding? 3. One rendered the figure as a full 3. One flattens the composition by the 3D form, modeled by light and shade? elimination of almost all light and shade modeling? All of the above.
  30. 30. Manet Olympia Chiaroscuro gives way to minimal modeling
  31. 31. Hiroshige Lake by Hakone Japanese woodcut prints influence Western vision and art. Art for Art’s Sake! “Look at it; not through it.” Manet Young Flautist
  32. 32. Manet Dead Matador Death: The stark reality.
  33. 33. g Manet Bar at the Folies-Bergere Speculation: Anticipating Cubism?