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Department
History of Art
Course
FAH-0002
Professor
Eric Rosenberg
Semester
Spring

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Dubuffet, Childbirth, 1944 Existentialism  Existential inability to talk about the war  Childlike visual language  Erases culture  Spontaneous  Primitive  Turns away from progress in the face of WWII, collective sense of impotence  France  Existentialism: starting back from the individual and its subjective experiences Wols, Painting, 1946-7 Art Informel  Bataille Informe: art that challenges hierarchies and definitions  Difficulties in communication (this is a “sign”)  Creation of a language impossible to understand  Authentic concept of postwar humanity  Simple, honest marks Bacon, Number VII of Eight Studies of a Portrait, 1953 Existentialism  Similar to Velazquez Portrait of Pope Innocent X  Strong emotion  Cage, trapped  Depiction of violence, trauma  Subverts the tradition of portrait painting  Hist
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