ART 234 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Frieze Art Fair, Robert Mapplethorpe, Damien Hirst

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Toward the Millennium #17 & #18
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Toward the Millennium #17 & #18
Elizabeth Murray
-Painting is not dead
-makes art more open o a variety of concerns and domesticates the art
-interested in bringing the domestic circumstances to shaped paintings
Can you Hear Me? (1984) Dallas
-organic curvilinear aspect
-references to comic books with a balloon play figure coming out of something
exasperating noise
Brice Marden (NOT ON EXAM)
Cold Mountain 3 (1988)
-major abstract painter
-fluid pattern imitating organic things in the natural world
-but it is still controlled
-multiple layers of controlled drips
-sanded down surface to reveal underlying
-influenced by Tang Period philosopher and painter ‘Cold Stone’
-reaches east and west in his art
Gerhard Richter
-went to Germany after wall came down
-ability to work in a different variety of modes
572-5 Wiesental (1984)
-hand painted
-oil painting
-based on photograph
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Toward the Millennium #17 & #18
-relationship between photography and painting
-trained in a variety of different modes in east germany including traditional modes
-remarkable landscape painting
-ties into history of Northern landscape
-not any particular scene
-snapshotted out of a moving car
-no attachment to the landscape
-no symbolism
-casual scenes
-then turned into immaculately made paintings
-questioning the whole landscape tradition
Juni (1983)
-shows his hand at abstract art
-the modern age is not about one thing its about multiplicity
-multiplicity is an intellectual rigor
Anselm Keifer
-Neo expressionism
-interested in abstract expressionist art
-a lot to regret about Germany’s history after WWII
-he is unique
-he sees what can make Germany great is also its downfall
Markischer Sand (1980-82)
-immediacy
-collage element
-name of towns attached to the picture
-decimated landscape destroyed by war or as fertile land about to be grown
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Georg Baselitz (NOT ON EXAM)
-also part of the neo german expressionist movement
-work about the sense of danger and horrors in Germany during the war
Concentration Camp
Der Bote (1983)
Christian Boltanski (NOT ON EXAM)
-comes out of expressionist tendencies but not German
-He was French
-his family were French Jews
Reserve of Dead Swiss (1990)
-artist construct — this is not reality
-this is an art work that has been constructed that leads us to think about the
holocaust
Magdalena Abakanowicz (NOT ON EXAM)
-deals with political and social issues
-part of the solidarity movement in Poland where they made their break with soviet
Union
Backs (1976-80)
-heads bowed or not there
-repetition
-people suppressed and abused by the Nazi’s and Soviet Union in the iron curtain era
-stand firm as a group
-not all the same
-each one is in its own way a kind of individual
-maybe you see a potential for the future, people praying together in concentration as
a group
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