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How is the portrait of Gertrude Stein unusual in regard to typical portraits of women?
has masculine pose, no emphasis on beauty, has "monumental" size/scale, facial distortion, "inner" self versus outer appearence.
causes of Picasso's blue period
death of younger sister without appropriate funeral, plight of Spanish colonial war veterans, suicide of good friend.
critics' reactions to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
horror, distaste. Braque: "Like swallowing kerosene and spitting fire"
spirit and or the causes of the Dada movement
trauma of WWI, group of international artists creating nonsensical, funny works as therapy.
Matisse's last method for working
collage- painting huge sheets of paper in solid colors, cutting out simple shapes and pinning together to form designs.
Rivera works destroyed or reviled-why?
He was socialist/communist sympathizer-painted portrait of Vladimir Lenin in mural about achievements of humanity
messages of Hamilton's collage "Just What is it That Makes Today's Homes so Different, so Appealing?"
a new Adam and Eve-ideal young couple (body builder and pin-up girl), hip urban culture, wealth, sky is the limit (moon photo), art = graphics and ads.
social statements of "Whaam" by Lichtenstein
War is good fun, good guy wins, great adventure, excitement without moral dilemma/trauma, heros, etc..
number of reproductions equal to artistic value? Differences between graphic arts and fine art? Value of mass produced goods? Can/should fine art be marketed like graphic art-is it?
intent of Keith Haring's work
to create a language of symbols that anyone would be able to read and interpret-flexible meanings
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