FAH248H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Judith Butler, Laura Mulvey, Toronto Islands

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FAH248H1 Canadian Painting
Lecture 10: Tuesday March 27th
Exam in two parts:
both parts will be essay questions
three-hour exam1.5 hours for each question
continuation of the frame is how subject is situated in relation to the viewerperspectival
and unitary
atureulturestalks about creation of new landscapes in man-made Toronto Islands
compares it to Cathedral Mountainimplies how settlers saw the mountaindid
they primarily see it as some unshaped nature? Some virgin or untouched nature or does it
imply that they had a preconceived prototype that was cultural? Cathedrals are human made
structures projected onto nature
seeing cultural projection first onto nature
Performativitylooking at Judith Butler
enacting a gender perspective on administrative role
influential how art historians saw the performance of gendered selfbroadly on the
art of the s
Suzy LakeMiss Chatelaineenacting various feminine personas that are
propagated by the mass mediaimplying something similar that Judith Butler would theorize
i the sthat gender is a construct
Social constructionist theoriescontemporary realismsAlexander Gallway part of
constructive realismiterested i hat ist aptured  these represetatios hih is alled
the realthings that exceeds cultural systemssomething that is NOT representable
This week we are talking about the Nude
wants to discuss the nude because Canadian history is typically thought of
synonymously with landscapethe nude is marginal within the history of Canada
no chapter on the nude in any major survey texts in Canadian Art History
lak of represetatio represets the other opared to ladsapepresents
outer histor to Deis ‘eids atioalist ad ladsape ased histor
difference between nude and nakedThe ude is the aked od lothes i ulture
Kenneth Clarknaked is unidealised, the nude is universal idealised image of the body
Laura Mule, Me look at oe, ad oe ath theseles eig looked at 5
talking about the male gaze and cultural representations of the female body
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bodies are structured by a play of gazes and a way of thinking about how bodies are
sited in space and how they address the viewer through a gazewho is ideal viewer of
imageargues they are gendered for a masculine gaze
Ernst Neuman man clothed admiring work with a nude model next to him taking in
his image of her
Pre-history of the nude in Canada
huge esorship o these iages i the s
Paul PeelA Venetian Bather
got education from Europeone of his best known images
ere o life draig lasses i Toroto i the s/s so artists et to
Europe to academies to study this
Ozias LeducErato
reclusive mystical painter working out of Montreal and St. Claireusually
religious subjects and church decorationeditatie still lifes
wanted to integrate nude figure into landscapeeverything is kind of
centered around the landscape in order to ward off censorship
1913Armory ShowNew York
presentation of modernist paintings in NY and Chicagohundreds of European and
NA artistsPicasso, Cezanne, Duchamp, etc.)
international showcase of modernist paintings that had not been seen
publiclycreated ripples in Canada and effected how people perceived the nude in Canada
h as Duhaps ude sadalous? Commentary on modernizationincreasingly
dehumanized pace of human life and how there are references to film, photography, etc.)not
an idealised body capable of expressing time based mobile bodies that are deforming contours
of classical posesfuturist/modernist painting
De-Idealization‘oert Her Figure i Motio
more subtle but also disturbingshows body in motionmore naturalistic style than
Duchamp but alluding to media of photography and either cinema and chromyl photography
why is all of this important? Paved the way for a certain resistant reception of nudes in
Canada
John LymanJeune Homme Indolant
had early showing in Montrealnot well receivednot well received after coming to
Montreal from France receving his quasi academic education
sformalismsinfluence from post impressionism styles that rippled from Armory
Showtreating figures specifically as shapesformal experimentation
Kathlee Mu, The Dae
some nudes were censored and others were notwhere was the line?
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