ARTH 205 Lecture Notes - Abstract Expressionism, German Expressionism, Clement Greenberg

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Not supposed to have a logic that we can understand right off the bat. Only makes sense in a psychoanalytic way. Examine the types of feelings it brings up in you. Modern art through the mid 20th century. Move happens after ww1 and is made concrete after ww2. Back up to early 20th century : europe. Germany before dada and surrealism, before world war one. German expressionism - kirchner, girl under a japanese umbrella. Like matisse, nu bleu: doubnir de biskra. Clear link of the fauves over to german expressionism. Even within german expressionism there was a division in style (two phases operating at same time) Both attracted to primativism to get at the pure form of expression. Looked at children"s art, art of the mentally art, folk art. Almanack included types of art they were interested. Thought these types of art should be emulated by all. Interested in the metaphysical aspects of art, asking philosophical.

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