Exam study sheets for VIS120

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Lisa Steele

Exam Study Sheets Cubism (1907-1925) Key Concepts Simultaneous vision, more information is depicted than would be perceived from any one angle Perspective flattened onto a 2D plane (rather than the traditional imitation of the 3D world) Fragmented images Canvas as a space for the mind rather than a space for reality Rejection of colour, movement, light Synthetic Cubism was more accessible; used collage and papier colle (allowed the addition of colour without causing 3D perspective), more colours, less fragmentation Calls the viewer to analyze strange images in a world that is becoming increasingly strange Monochrome palettes Careful balance between abstraction and representation Context First mass-produced camera, the Brownie, was introduced o This freed artists to be unrealistic in their work Paris: political and national movements, womens rights and suffrage Picasso was inspired by African masks Pre-WW1 Parisian movement Received with unanimous shock Main Artists: Picasso, Braque, Gris De Stijl or Neo-plasticism (1917-1931) Key Concepts Only existing colours are: red, blue, yellow; a three colour primary system o Yellow: the movement of the ray; Blue: the firmament, the contrast to yellow; Red: the mating of yellow and blue www.notesolution.com Dutch for The Style Neo-plasticism means the new plastic art Express universal harmony and order Simple forms: vertical and horizontal line Focuses on the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective lines and form Architecture o Free-floating planes in space o The horizontal line as the line of domesticity o Primary colours arranged in a black linear frame o Asymmetrical o Low relief o Anti-cubic Context Neo-platonic philosophy of the mathematician: Dr. Schoenmakers o Wrote about the primary colour system Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright o Emphasis of the horizontal line Netherlands remained relatively neutral in WW1isolated from other art movements Dutch movement Main Artists: Mondrian, Rietveld Futurism (1909-1944) Key Concepts Beauty exists in struggle Glorified war and violence Glorified the machine and technology; mechanical movement and noise, light, metropolis, urban pleasure-seeking Dismissal of women Idea before style www.notesolution.com
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