CIN105Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Art Film, Poetic Realism, In Medias Res

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Just as classical cinema shares attributes with a broader body of artistic works that are representative of classicism, art cinema can be understood as an example of modernism. Modernism questions art"s capacity to capture truth and abandons the goal of verisimilar representation. The result is increased self-reflexivity and formal complexity. Modernism: describing broad tendencies within art practice that encompasses many movements/trends in art that prevailed in the first half of the twentieth century. Artistic movements including, cubism, constructionism, expressionism, surrealism, minimalism. Captures a profound shift in the 19th century, initiated a self-aware artistic practice and a corresponding break with two other artistic art movements that are dominant and adhere to classicism: realism and romanticism. Realism: tried to find an objective truth about the world, authentic knowledge had to be grounded in our experience of the world. (only trust we can actually see/touch/hear) According to gustave courbet, painting is the representation of visible forms.

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