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Torrii Gates "Fushimi Inari Shrine"
dedicated to the god of rice
more than 10,000 orange and black torri gates
Yayoi Kasama "You who are getting obliterated in the dancing swarm of fire flies"
tiny LED lights suspended by strings in a room of mirrors
John Ahearn & Rigoberto Torres "Pat"
-painted cast plaster
-type of portraiture
-set to capture the spirit of a community that was financially impoverished but that possesed real if unrecognized dignity.
Attributed to Manohar "Jahangir in dabar"
-opaque water color and gold on paper
-fully documents the variety and tolerance of the Mughal court.
Claude Monet "Gare Saint-Lazare"
-oil on canvas
-captures the transformation of paris and modernity itself
-suggests just below ground level lies the heart of the new modern city.
Kane Kwei "orange cocoa pod coffin"
-poly chrome wood
-in ghana coffins posses a significance celebrating a successful life and Kewi's coffin delighted the community.
Picasso "Seated Bather"
-oil on canvas
-many of his representations of women are demonic
-protrait of his wife
-when his relationship was in shambles he portrayed her as a skelatal horror
Jan Van Eyck "God"
-his god is almost frail, suprisingly young, apparently merciful and kind and adorned
-celebrating materialism as a proper right of a benevolent king.
Ana Mendieta "Silveta works in mexico"
-stained w/ red paint to evoke the oppression of the Americas after the conquest
-looks like a bloody sword
Jasper John "three flags"
-encaustic on canvas
-it was painted when the antion was obsessed with patriotism
-challenges viewers idea of America
Yukinori Yanagi "America"
-addresses the permeable boundaries between borders
Faith Rinngold "God bless America"
-women in painting is image of contradiction at once a patriot pledging allegiance to the flag and a racist denying blacks the right to vote, she is a prisoner to her own bigotry
-showing the flag as a prison cell
-was during civil rights movement
Andy Warhol "Race Riot"
-acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
-alabama 1963 police commissioner deployed attack dogs to disperse civil rights protesters that were lead by martin luther king jr
Lorna Simpson "She"
-photos, 4 dye transfers
-challenges stereotypes of gender and race
-w/o identity without individuality
-without title unknown gender
Lorna Simpson "Necklines"
-words and images
-anonymity of simpsons model depresonalizes the subject and she seeks to articulate potential violence
Shirin Neshat "Rebellious Silence"
-gelatin silver print and ink
-rebellious silence from women
-used bodies as canvas
Triumphal Entry "Page From a Manuscript"
-islamic belief that words could be trusted in a way images could not
Albert Bierstadt "The Rocky Mountains"
-realistic or representational art, it records/describes world
-more naturalistic than realistic
Sesshu Toyo "Haboku Landscape for Soen"
-far more abstract than the rockies
-no mark on the paper could be thought of as representational but taken as a whole the dark ink suggests trees/rocks while lighter ink evoke tall mountains, water and mist
Erna Motna "Bushfire and Corroboree Dreaming"
-landscape that is not recognizably one
-fully abstract painting
Kasimir Malevich "suprematist painting, black rectangle, blue triangle"
-does not refer to the natural or objective world at all
-more about form (overall structure and the relation of the objects
Beatriz Milhazes "Carambola"
-non representational or non objective
-like Malevich founded upon formal relationships
Jan Van Eyck "The marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini"
-green dress represents fertility
-swollen stomach is a sign of female beuty
-Grooms removal of shoes is reference to gods commandment to moses to take off his shoes on holy ground
-signal burning candle symbol of christs presence
-dog represents faithfulness
Jean-Michael Basquiat "Charles the first"
-homage to the great jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker
-Crown represents success of him and other African Americans
-many symbols relating back to comic books
-analogy between xmen and his african heros
-packed with private highly ambiguous inconography but it is clear
John Taylor "Treaty signing at medicine creek lodge"
-based on sketches done at the scene
Howling Wolf "Treaty signing at medicine creek lodge"
-was made a decade after the event
-traditional native american drawing
Sylvie Fleury "serie ELA 75/k"
-Shopping Cart plated in gold on a revolving pedestal
-fleury's work literally implies shopping
Chris Ofili "the holy virgin mary"
-medieval religious icon rendered in a scandalous fashion
-people freaked out about it
Edouard Manet "Lucheon on the grass"
-was rejected from salon exhibition saying it was too modern
-even at new gallery painting created scandel
-thought to have abandoned tradition but his piece was based on Marcatonio Raimondis "the judgement of paris"
-manet was the forerunner of modern art
Marcel Duchamp "Nude descending a staircase"
-scandalous but successful
-movement on a 2 dimensional surface
Maya Yin Lin "Vietman memorial"
-her memorial was misunderstood by the public
Alexander Calder "La Grand Vitesse"
-public initially reacted negatively to the long curves of the sculpture but soon adopted the sculpture as a civic symbol and source of pride
Richard Serra "Tilted Arc"
-thought to be a scar on the plaza and an arrogant gesture
Roles of Artists:
1-They help us see the world in new and innovative ways.
2-they create a visual record of their time and place
3-they make functional objects and structures more pleasurable by imbuing them with beauty and meaning.
4-they give form to the immaterial ideas and feelings.
longest standing traditions, the only way to preserve the physical likeness of a human being.
a foundation to many religions referring to the belief in the existence of souls and the conviction that nonhuman things can also be endowed with a soul.
The Process of Seeing:
what the image literally depicts.
those who wished to destroy images in religious settings.
work of art that portrays natural objects in recognizable form.
-The more representation resembles what the eye sees, the more it is said to be an example of REALISM.
The less a work resembles real things in the real world, the more it is said to be an example of abstraction.
When a work does not refer to the natural or objective world.
something can be sublime if it captured an immensity so large that it could hardly be comprehended by the imagination.
a brand of representation in which the artist retains apparently realistic elements but represents the visual world from a distinctly personal or subjective point of view.
The overall structure of a work of art.
-opposed to content.
what the work of art expresses or means.
carries cultural conventions forward from one generation to the next by means of a system of visual images the meanings of which is widely understood by a given culture or cultural group.
-These visual images are symbols, which represent something more than their literal meaning.
when esthetic beauty in a public place becomes compatible with the environment
a brand of representation in which the artist retains apparentley realistic elements
same drawing by two differnet people EX two people below
Art Market depends on?
Wealthy Clients (what are they seeking)