Saturday, July 30, 2011


Just in case anybody needs it.

Class Notes (Wk 11)

Germany reunited in 1871, due to merging and centralizing of industry
Bauhaus: bau meaning building, haus being house. meaning house building. OH REARRY?
consistently organized
bauhutte - building hut. lol.
germany became a republic
Walter Groplus 1883-1979
wanted the Bauhaus wanted modernist design, even though the town was conservative
Johannes Itten 1886-1967
left Bauhaus in 1992
Marianne Brandt 1893-1983
Coffee Pot Design
Haus an Horn
Hannes Meyer
Ludwig Mies der Rohe
"Inside the Bauhaus"

Errr... very incomplete notes. But maybe if we combine the powers of all our notes we will get an ultimate collection of notes. Or something. .-.

Class Notes (Wk 10)

Switzerland was a popular retreat during WWI,
because it was a neutral country
German, Italian, French speaking

Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich:
Hugo Ball, Emmi Hennings, Tristan Tzara
Marcel Ianco, Hans (jean) Arp, Sophie
Tauber Arp

(artists below are mostly collage artists)
Raoul Hausmann, 1886-1971
Men Are Angels and They Live In Heaven, 1919
The Art Critic, 1919
the art critic. powerful, makes or breaks careers
as indicated by the large pencil he holds
unnatural, like a zombie, sick
ABCD Self Portrait, 1922/23
Tatlin at Home, 1920
Hannah Hoch, 1889-1978
Cut with a Kitchen Knife
Pretty Girls, 1919
Dada Dolls, (mixed materials) 1920
The Tire Travels around the World, 1920
Kurl Schqitters 1887-1949
Merz Picture, 1920s

what is "Theosophy?"

Class Notes (Wk 9)

Brain/String Theory
Look at "the Dimensions Explained" on Youtube

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1910
Portrait of Kahnwieler

Italian Futurists
Giacomo Balla 1871-1958
Street Lamp, 1908

Class Notes (Wk 7)

First Chapter of "Mrs. Dalloway"
no longer addressed as Clarissa, rather as Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway,
favoring reliability and fitting within the current social bracket,
meeting social standards and expectations, in contrast to
Peter Walsh, ex-lover, enigmatic and adventurous, out of the box, "poetic"
Mrs. Dalloway questions her current place in life ie. her husband choice
why did Woolf choose a upper class woman as her protagonist?
wanting to focus on psychological issues of someone of that status, without worries, but with many options

The New Associaiton of Artists
"The Spiritual" - higher concept, superseding materiality of life, dematerialization
high and strong colors
color blue was representation of dematerialization, of sky which was not material
Alexej von Jawlensky, (1864-1941)
Girl in Grey Apron, 1909
Helen in Dark Blue Turban
Autumn Landscape with Boats, 1908
Vassily Kadinsky (1866-1944)
Murnau. A Village Street, 1908
Murnau. The Garden, 1908
Mountain, 1908
Composition II, 1909-10
Improvisation No. 11, 1911
The Blue Rider + Variations
Framz Marc (1990-1916)
Blue Horses, 1911

Class Notes (Wk 6)

"Degenerate Art"

Hilter called modern artists degenerates, and vowed to eliminate them.
claustrophobic effect
graffiti over, behind around, criticizing the art
Adolf Hitler was rejected and not recognized as an artist
wanted to represent the world "as it really is"
modern art painted what was underneath what we see in the world
expressionists wanted to go beyond impressionism
inner world, psychological landscapes

Friday, July 29, 2011

Futurist manifesto Summary paper, (what the teacher seems to want)

Hey guys, Forgacs seemed to like this paper so i'm putting it up here. I think when i wrote this paper. I ended up formulating many of my own opinions instead of 100% summarizing and expressing my opinions with specific support from the text. Be as specific as possible and u should be good.

Thoughts on “The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism”

“The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism” written by Filippo Marinetti highlights the key ideas behind the Futurist movement in which Marinetti himself is the initiator. Marinetti starts his manifesto by describing old versus new, personifying various places and machines.  He describes the old palaces as “sickly” while saying that myth and old ways of thinking are gone, “defeated at last”. Marinetti’s words are very forceful as he vividly personifies the engines in ships and locomotives. He portrays these engines as demonic. However his description sounds, he isn’t demonizing the technology, rather he is standing in awe of industrial might. Marinetti’s automobile is his steed that he fearlessly rides happily tempting death, but as he drove around a corner he had swerve to avoid two cyclists causing his car to flip over into a muddy ditch. Marinetti rose from the accident exhilarated by the near death experience.
            He attributes his Futurist manifesto to this near death experience ushering in a movement that was inspired by the industrial energy and speed of the automobile. Marinetti, in his manifesto, encourages dangerous thrill-seeking and great struggle to achieve beauty saying that without struggle there is no beauty. Marinetti condemned all academies and museums that studied old works comparing them to cemeteries that aren’t worth focusing on, also condemning old moralities in favor of logic as well as feminism. The Futurist Manifesto was very much anarchistic.
            Marinetti highlights a very interesting point about human nature which is the need for struggle. In literature, all stories require struggle, some kind of conflict for it to be interesting, whether the struggle is internal or external. Revolutions bring about change but are often violent. In that respect he is right, however this view is on the extremist side. He doesn’t simply state violence as a necessary evil. In this manifesto, it seems as if he views it as purely the greater good. His view of the greater good is too simplistic because ignoring history or the atrocity of war isn’t futuristic. Without the past we have no foundation to build upon for the future and without understanding the sacrifice made by previous revolutionaries people now wouldn’t appreciate what they have. Without the steam engine, Marinetti would not have the combustion engine that is the heart of his beloved automobile.
What separates the futurist movement from the previous art movement is the focus on the external understanding. Marinetti constantly elaborates upon experience, finding the next speedy thrill. Cubism on the other hand was an internalized dissection on how an artist views its subject. More importance was placed on the perspective of the artist rather than the subject itself. Historically, mankind has constantly jumped from one extreme to another. As each extreme becomes an established norm, that extreme then becomes a conservative view, waiting for the next extreme idea to be unveiled. With that in mind, people viewing his work should try to take it with a grain of salt understanding the benefit of struggle and revolution, understanding the external without forgetting the internal.

Dada notes

Hey guys, these notes are mainly derived from WIKI. I searched other sites to supplement more than what wiki had to offer but there wasn't much else. I tried to condense Dada into its core essential ideas and people.

DADA Notes

Founders of Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich:
Hugo Ball, Emmi Hennings, Tristan Tzara
Marcel Ianco, Hans Arp, Sophie Tauber Arp
Hugo Ball created the Dada Manifesto was one of the principle founders of the movement. A very Dadaist poem he that Ball wrote was his poem “Karawane” consisting of nonsensical German words. Hugo Ball’s meaning however, came from its meaninglessness. This being the chief principle of the Dada movement that the ideologies of the day were terrible and invited war, death, and destruction. He was fascinated by anarchist philosophy.

The Cabaret Voltaire was a nightclub in Zurich Switzerland that became the birthplace of the anarchistic Dada art movement. Because Switzerland was a neutral country during WWI many artists sought refuge there. The cabaret allowed artists from all over to express themselves in regards to the current events. Performances of spoken word, dance and music were held.
The performances often were chaotic with brutality as a major theme. Other major themes included “meaninglessness of the modern world”, anti-art and anti-war, rejection of the current standards of art, anti-bourgeois and anarchistic.

Dada is the groundwork to abstract art and sound poetry, a starting point for performance art, a prelude to postmodernism, an influence on pop art, a celebration of antiart to be later embraced for anarcho-political uses in the 1960s and the movement that lay the foundation for Surrealism.
—Marc Lowenthal, translator's introduction to Francis Picabia's I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, And Provocation
Dada were anti-Colonialist believing that Colonialism, bourgeois capitalism was the root cause of war. Colonialism is the expansion of a countries territory essentially establishing rule over foreign territory often taking it by force. The new rulers claim sovereignty and wealth streams out of the colonized foreign land into the economy of the sovereign territory. For example, the East India Company drove the expansion of the British Empire in Asia creating much profit from the opium export trade 
Raul Hausmann
The Mechanical Head (excerpt from the Wiki entry)
The most famous work by Hausmann, Der Geist Unserer Zeit - Mechanischer Kopf (Mechanical Head [The Spirit of Our Age]), c. 1920, is the only surviving assemblage that Hausmann produced around 1919-20. Constructed from a Hairdresser's wig-making dummy, the piece has various measuring devices attached including a ruler, pocket watch mechanism, typewriter, camera segments and a crocodile wallet.
"Der Geist Unserer Zeit - Mechanischer Kopf specifically evokes the philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831). For Hegel...everything is mind. Among Hegel's disciples and critics was Karl Marx. Hausmann's sculpture might be seen as an aggressively Marxist reversal of Hegel: this is a head whose "thoughts" are materially determined by objects literally fixed to it. However, there are deeper targets in western culture that give this modern masterpiece its force. Hausmann turns inside out the notion of the head as seat of reason, an assumption that lies behind the European fascination with the portrait. He reveals a head that is penetrated and governed by brute external forces." Jonathan Jones.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

hannes meye

gropious: bauhaus - dessau

peter keler - cradle

marianna brandt: coffee pot design, bauhas

preliminary course — a foundation course
johannes itten — in the weimar bauhaus

Walter Gropius (1883-1979) fagus shoe factory.

Glass is magic. you are inside, but you see nature.

WWI 1914

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


blue rider first thing we coveered afte rmidterm

hw :


read ch 1916 a
1916 b
from book

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


hw: Read futurist manifesto, write summary
Read ch 1909
dog on a leash


giacomo balla

Carlo Carra : Funeral of the Anarchist Galli

giacomo balla (1871- 1958): the street lamp


last weeks hw: Cubist painter summers
debate bw anti- & procubist painters

picasso (1881-1973): Portrait of Kahnwieler

—picasso's focus is on geomtric forms
—string theory

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Read Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Write a serious opinion about it.

German Expressionism

alex jawlenski - girl in the grey apron

Vassily Kandinsky: Murnau Village Street

The New Association of Artists

"The spiritual"

Color is dematerialized essence of the painting
Work represents a sensation

and then kradinsky started to go really bold...
the mountain

a painting he said, doesntneed to be anything
more than a composition of forms and color

The Blue Rider
Kandinsky says each art ranks the same

Franz Marc painted animals (horses)
because, he says, humans are vicious
horses was repeatedly blue
because blue was a dematerialized color

hw 6/28

hw: read Mrs. Dalloway (imagine yourself being the therapist and write a list of those issues that Wolf has, identify problems in the life of this woman)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Anybody have any idea what the hw is?

Hey guys
i know its not whats on the syllabus anymore because we have strayed very far from what that syllabus lists.
if anybody knows that would be greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Degenerate Art

Nazi sponsored Degenerate art shows to display the works of madmen, people that would destroy society. Hitler used that artwork as a sort of freakshow display.

Adolf hitler believed that true art would only try and imitate the natural world. More realistic.
Modernism would paint what is underneath

Kirchner was the leader of the first Expressionist art going beyond impressionism using vibrant color.

WWI was the turning point for Hitler and the Expressionists. The shock of trench warfare. Kirchner suffers from a nervous collapse
Nolde joins the Nazi parti, he was an expressionist painter
Hitler began using the term Degenerate to lable the inferior.
As Hitler came to power he began burning books waging a war against the modern imagination

Abstraction was banned and labeled degenerate and all forms of modern music were ridiculed.

Hitler had an admiration for classicism, Greek works trying to use propaganda make the populace believe in a second Renaissance

Nolde began getting backlash for his work and the Nazis wanted to eradicate him.

the war on modern imagination has begun

degenerate art

the Führer
degenerate art (exhibition) was to be the funeral of modern art
Adolf Hitler liked academic art
By pictures we reproach god for his errors

hw: read Mrs. Dalloway (imagine yourself being the therapist and write a list of those issues that Wolf has, identify problems in the life of this woman)

Class Notes (Wk 1)

Week 1 Class Notes

What is modernism, when/how did it originate?
Key players in modernism:
the free individual - in that individuals exist as a historical construct
rationalism - separation from the Church, using reason to think,
or reason as a source of knowledge/justification
modernism began as rationalism came into play
- politically, all individuals are equally capable
coming of the Renaissance -
Johannes Gutenberg and printing in 1476
individuals began to read for themselves,
whereas within the church,
said individuals were read to together as a crowd
depicting of few or single individuals in much closer
view than previously done before, contrasting paintings
of larger scenes with larger crowds
French Revolution following Age of Enlightenment/Age of Reason
saw the overthrowing of the French monarchy, becoming
the winning battle for rationalism
romanticism - directly in opposition of rationalism, romanticism saw the praise of certain
individuals, geniuses, artists, talents…
- bizarre, complicated psychology in which these "talents" were constantly suffering, i.e. "so much more, yet suffer so much because of separation from others, but separation from others because of being a proud individual…"
- things such as falling in love and having love accepted as pedestrian
- strong emotion as aesthetic experience

Class Notes (Wk 2)

Week 2 Homework Notes
"They Eyes of the Poor" by Charles Baudelaire
- emotionally superior/sensitive, self-serving observation of the poor
- disconnect with lover; him being so compassionate
- unapologetic towards lover, being in a way superior because of his compassion
- speaker in first person, directly placing oneself into the excerpt
"The Pre-Human in the Human" by Charles Darwin
- excerpt came after his publication of his "On the Origin of Species"
- certain traits of animals being more "heroic" than even the Fuegians who were human

Week 2 Class Notes

impressionism following romanticism:
romanticism was followed by a backlash succeeded with a a newer generation of artists
characteristics of impressionism -
no objective point of view, what I see is when I see it,
meaning no depiction/representation,
this is the likeness of it, this is the impression of
with views romanticism being amateur,
thus wanting to return to painting what they see
lacking emotional level of romanticism
(but not to say impressionists were stiff and emotionless)
simple purposes of impressionism -
simple taking in of reality, capturing a moment
the stressing the importance of a point of view
impressionist artists were extremely fascinated with light and passage of time
composition was in a sense lacking in composition, or wasn't planned
Claude Monet (1840-1926):
Impression: Fog, 1872
title format/indication of title is new
similar to titling Painting: Queen Elizabeth (like, no way?!)
Boulevard des Capucines, 1873
lack of tones,
over-saturation of light
impression of crowds indicated simply by brushstrokes
Rouen Cathedral 1892-94
Auguste Renior (1841-1919):
Nude in Sunlight, 1876
more attention to dabbles/spots of light peering through
the leaves than the nude figure herself
Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876
Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
The Bridge at Courbevoie, 1886-87
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La GrandeJatte, 1884-86
Berthe Moriscot (1841-1895)
female impressionist painter
Dining Room, 1875
optical mixing occurs when the eyes are able to mix colors together
when the painter applies paint to canvas without mixing colors due to
the theory complimentary colors

in-class exercise
write an article in the 1870's...
group 1 - against impressionism
group 2 - defending impressionism
- no objective view of any one scene
- purpose of capturing a moment, and as time is always passing,
our paintings should be a representation of it, being quick and light
- purpose is not to depict beauty and emotion as much as reality
- not commissioned by a patron to paint a subject in the most flattering way
- anti-impressionists being the older generation play conservative,
while impressionists, represent change
- art itself is subjective, who are anti-impressionists to say impressionists can't paint?
impressionists themselves don't try and play the role of elitist

Class Notes (Wk 3)

Week 3 Class Notes

continuation of impressionism:
Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
impressionist most well known for his pointillism, who really was painting
far from impressionism; paintings took extensive amount of time,
pointillism required much careful thought and planning, and his
compositions were perhaps a bit pre-meditated
The Bridge at Courbevoie, 1886-87
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La GrandeJatte, 1884-86
a more well known painting of Seurat. took him two years time
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
post-impressionist, felt impressionist paintings were a little bit lacking
painted with contour lines, and deliberately altered depictions of scenes
to his own liking and interpretation, such as applying his own color
composition. also painted in his own studio as opposed to outside
Les Miserables, 1888
unlike previous
Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers, 1888
Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling the Angel), 1888
Yellow Christ, 1889
Tahiti Women (On the Beach), 1891
Vincent van Gogh (1848-1903)
post-impressionist, felt impressionist paintings were a little bit lacking
painted with contour lines, and deliberately altered depictions of scenes
to his own liking and interpretation, such as applying his own color
composition. also painted in his own studio as opposed to outside
Potato Eater, 1885
van gogh wanted to depict peasants as they really were.
potato eater is also a racial slur for irish
Loom with Weaver, 1884
Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
Arthur Rimbaud

in-class exercise
write an article in the 1870's...
group 1 - against impressionism
group 2 - defending impressionism
- no objective view of any one scene
- purpose of capturing a moment, and as time is always passing,
our paintings should be a representation of it, being quick and light
- purpose is not to depict beauty and emotion as much as reality
- not commissioned by a patron to paint a subject in the most flattering way
- anti-impressionists being the older generation play conservative,
while impressionists, represent change
- art itself is subjective, who are anti-impressionists to say impressionists can't paint?
impressionists themselves don't try and play the role of elitist

Class Notes (Wk5)

Week 5 Class Notes

Freudian concept of guilt
humans distinct from animals because of a "conscience" and the ability
to feel guilt, and knowing the difference between right and wrong
without rules set up by society, man can revert back to primal instincts,
rejecting feelings of guilt and losing conscious self - reverting back to an animal
Oedipus complex
Fauve - wild beast
Henri Matisse (1864-1954)
The Green Stripe (Madame Matisse) 1905
dividing of face into two halves with the use of a green stripe of color,
while two halves of face are colored differently
use of bright and complimentary colors
Woman with Hat
Open Window
Harmony in Red 1908-09
Red Studio 1911

"Die Brücke" 1905
early/founding members:
Erich Heckel
Fritz Bleyl
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Karl Schmidt-Rottluf
meaning the bridge, group of German artists formed in Dresden
stylization, distorting and changing subject matter into their own expressions
interest in children, as they represent purity or primitivism, innocent and pure
later members:
Emil Nolde - close to Romanticism evident in
Last Supper 1909
Crucifixion 1910
World War 1 (1914-1918)
right before WWI the time period were like the golden ages

in-class exercise
manifesto on Enerst Ludwig Kircner's (1880-1928)
Self Portrait with Model (1910-26)…
Manifesto - Wanting to portray self as a dominant figure
intention to put viewer's attention to the artist and to the model
wants to be recognized as an artist, hence the model in the painting,
as well as his holding of the brush and palette
erotic, naked under the a robe, representative of sexual expression
artist positions himself in the foreground stating his dominance over the subject
however the colors compliment the subjects in the painting, making the artist
subtly more dominant over the model in white
empower the viewer

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kirchner and the Expressionist movement

Considering the context of WW1 Kirchner came back from the war scarred by the atrocities committed. The harsh reality of what war is changed his work. Kirschner and the Expressionist movement had a fascination with the childlike innocent perception of the world. They found beauty in the idea that children and the mentally disabled could not be influenced by societal programs that they viewed as oppressive. They sought out liberation and freedom from this oppression through the honest and vibrant expression in their work.

Thoughts on MATISSE (basically, paint like a retarded child)

haha jk

Henri Matisse 1869-1954: The Green Stripe

Color is a shortcut to the viewer bypassing the intellectual connection to western art. Matisse acted more on instinct and would bombard the viewer with color. the Color in "The Green Stripe" matisse painting is extremely saturated with a double complementary color scheme, two major complements on the color wheel. He uses color alone to express all the conflict and taking advantage of the fact that color has its own value (yellow is lighter and less opaque while blues are darker and more opaque) the two complements of high chroma create conflict through optical vibration.

1869 - 1954: Woman with Hat

Very artificial acidic bright colors with simple composition. If colors describe her character does that mean she is artificial and scattered?

First contribution for Intro to Modernism

This is my summary of what Freud was saying, hopefully i broke it down understandably. if not please comment

Summary of “Origins of Culture” by Sigmund Freud

“The Origins of Culture” by Sigmund Freud explains his findings on the evolutionary process in which humans become “civilized”. Freud begins saying that certain instincts are used up and replaced by a developed habit or character trait. Character traits of cleanliness and order become dominant although they are not a requirement to live, developing into an anal character trait. The development of civilization mirrors the sexual development of an individual in which other instincts are induced in place of what is required for the individual’s satisfaction.  Instincts become subliminalized, forced to the background and repressed. What has created the civilized society then is the repression of strong instinct, which is what Freud also attributes the accomplishments of mankind to. Humans essentially fight their own instincts leading to a kind of cultural frustration.
            Humans being social creatures discovered the value of a “fellow-worker”. Humans discovered how useful it was to work with other humans to achieve a more stable life losing their loner habits to form the habit of having families. A primitive family dynamic is established in which the man becomes permanently apart of the family. In nature the female would typically keep her young while the male would move on but when this primitive family was created he would keep his sexual objects near him.  The sons of the family would succeed the father and find that working as a group could achieve more than their father, which led to them creating more restrictions on each other to keep a balance of power.
            The foundation of human civilization can be attributed to two things, necessity of the satisfaction that comes with working to achieve something and love or the unwillingness to be deprived of those close to them. Civilization begins to establish means to dilute aggression in society. Laws are made outlawing aggression, which leads to humans internalizing their aggression directing it inward towards their own ego. The ego separates into a dominant portion and a subjective portion, the dominant portion becomes the “super ego” causing our sense of guilt at having not followed the rules also creating the need to punish ourselves. In a sense, civilization negates aggression making it impotent redirecting against the aggressor. The origins of guilt are fear of authority first followed by fear of the super-ego.
            Cases of aggression carried out can be caused by the combination of an instinctual need gaining the strength of will to act despite the remorse imposed by the consciousness. Freud’s hypothesis states that the conscience is already in place before the dethroning of the father. As the father is succeeded by his sons, they feel the remorse from having killed their father. Overall, Civilization is caused partially by the internal erotic impulsion keeping close to others of their like while enforcing guilt that represses primal instinct.

jonquils (urges)

Emil Nolde, last supper. (self portrait)

Nietzsche. man is the bridge between animal and "superman," god.

Ernst Ludwig, Marzella—stylize, distortion = perceptions


Die Brücke (stylization) 1905

"Die Bruchke"

modernism - art is in opposition

Red Studio, 1911

Henri Matisse's wife. "The Green Stripe" color
"Certainly a human face is not yellow"

color had up to this point a descriptive purpose. NOT ANYMORE.
color describes the contours of the hair, the face...

Color is a shortcut to the viewer. you bypass rules of art.

Fauvre-wild beast
the child is uncorrupted, the mentally ill
dr. prinzhorn art therapy


"Woman with Hat" is pretty sophisticated, as represented by color.

Harmony in Red

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Fine Balance

look for the right wood/veneer/texture
location in the world/landscape
think about walking through, mental space, social dynamics, city, story-telling

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Cafe - the third space, somewhere b/w private & public space
psychoanalysis - wants to be a neurologist,
psyche,invented therapy, responded very well to being talked to...
psyche is ... think psyche as a small house and is occupied b an egi

ajoke is a joke only if it refers to something that is untold
oedipus complex

Victor Horta (1874-1947) Tassel House interior

Hector Guimard, Victor Horta,
miss cransonston's tea room, chalres mackintosh, gaudi, Hector

klimt: portrait of sonia knipps

(1861-1918): Portrait of Emile Floge

(1861) flattening of space - fritza reidler

(1861-1918) Portrait of Adele Bloch-Baur

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The way you enter the world is very particular.

Andy goldsworthy - process. understanding

Don't let your time pass you by

prepositional construct
preposition "a word used with a noun, or pronoun, to show place, or position of time, or means, such as 'on the edge,' 'at center,' 'through' (interlocking), 'under,' etc.
think about a word. pebble. peaceful. quiet. self contained.
observe your plaster form, the dynamic of the plaster extends beyond itself, an important aspect in developing the construct comes from a kind of translation of the features contained in the plaster form, this translation becomes the basis for the structure of this spatial form. consider this 'prepositional construct' as a way of commenting specifically on on its "relocation." consider the position or prepositional circumstance you construct: elevated, conce

hwbring 3D model

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

That of which my mind and heart is full, has to appear in my paintings.

starry night, the movement is in his mind, a projection of inner turbulence (positive or negative), alive swirling, twirling)

van gogh opposite of impressionist

Georges Seurat (1859-1891): Stone Breakers at Le Raincy

Optical Mixture- Theory of complementary (opposite, complementary to what?) colors how they affect us and our vision, its creates vibration, after-image of an object will appear green virtually). an after image is always there whether we see it or not. Seurat decided to apply spots rather than full strokes (pointalism). brush strokes but very small ones. dots (the bridge at courbevoie) to capture air, which creates optical mixture in the retina as opposed to mixing pigments. sunday after on the island of la grande jatte - no lines, painting last for 2 1/2 years? impressionist worked very fast, this one was pre-mediated and worked out, there is also a gird, a structure.

paul gauguin- tahitian woman and boy
stockbroker. he was wreckless, charismatic. he begin painting on sunday. 1884 decided to become fulltime painter. went back to an adolescent lifestyle. rented a cheap room to paint, wine, etc.
self portrait(les miserables) composition is deliberate, hard lines (bc contour lines are just an abstraction) ie: they are deemed as outcasts for stealing bread, but theyre hungry and people accused them, but they're the real deal.
At the cafe Gauguin

color and composition is deliberate. light isnt that important (for an impressionist). using reality as a bouncing ball. color is indicated by white lines (like a symbol, it is not a optical representation).

Gaugin (1848) - Van Gogh painting sunflowers. He picks colors freely. He is more concerned with color composition that optical correction. He wants to paint a painting.

Gaugin (Vision after the Sermon) - Brittany woman in sunday's best. the ground indicates this is imagined, a vision. Deficiencies of city life, breaking down of faith,
the city has the presence of business, where the village does not. Business moved people away from religion.
Religious faith weakened. gauguin doubt god's existence. gaugin dreams about fighting an angel. wakes up limping.

Yellow Christ. Deliberate yellow and red. he painted in his studio.

spirit of the dead watching (1892)

Where Do We Come from? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

no valid answer.
happiness as a concept.

potato eaters
he was dutch, van gogh was protestant work ethics were the subject of his art
weaving - you could see your progress. Expression

van gogh that of which my mind and heart is full, has to appear in my paintings
His artistic carrer comprises 5 years. He invented a style of painting driven by that which his heart and mind is filled with.

there's movement. vivid expressions

self portrait with grey felt hat 1853
to express his state of mind. compositional idea. concentric circles behind his head gives depth (tis isnt against a flat surface). he doesn't represent what he sees. he projects what he feels in his mind. Impressionists records scientifically what they see.

here, he is a worker. he appreciated work. had a protestant work ethic. he appreciated people.

Vincent's House (The Yellow House)


Van Gogh did not sell his painting because his brother, the art dealer, was sensitive.
he knows something

Vincent's chair, Gaugin's chair

the cafe.
van gogh self portrait gogh spore portrét, por, van, por vor van spor gor pogh

artistic crisis, staste of culture in europe--this was very western, outsiders, islanders, maybe they have the answers. cult of primitivismisagoodthing. they studied the art of asians, africa, because these things were unsullied. used other cultures as mirrors. myth-making of other cultures. primitivismthey did this out fo need.

life has changed
art of rimbaud