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VIC101H1 Lecture Notes - Georges Braque, Edgar Degas, Consumerism

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Lisa Steele

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September 10, 2012
Lecture #1
- Today’s images in the lecture aren’t on any test (unless they recur)
- Download slides in PDF form to study
- Critical theory
- What will we study?
- Art in context: social, cultural, political context linking art to world events
- Modernism: art from 1900-1965; the art that led to Postmodernism
- Postmodernism: art from 1965-today
- Don’t write down slide info i.e. images (will be available on FADIS); make notes on the
concepts discussed in the lecture (what led to the work/movement *biographical info =
not important; overall context is more important)
- Modern: before 1965
- Postmodern: after 1965
- Contemporary: happening at the same time
- Modern: overall design of the picture, technique is important; how paint is applied
- Postmodern: story involved; can’t escape subjectivity and narrative; something going on
- Different reaction to Postmodern than Modern
- Modern:
- Order
- Form
- Abstraction
- Traditional hierarchy (male)
- Postmodern:
- Disorder
- Content
- Narrative
- Diversity (female, queer, minority groups)
- Hippocrates contrasted art with life - art of medicine
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