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...Avant-Garde and Kitsch Clement Greenberg was an American art critic who was associated with Modern art in the United s, with a strong focus onabstract expressionism. As a critic, he wrote the essay “Avant-Garde and Kitsch,” which claimed that avant-garde and modernist art were used as resistance against the dumbing down of culture caused by consumerism and capitalism. Greenberg called this “kitsch” and it immediately caught on and became a household name. In his essay, Greenberg discussed that art was no longer what it used to be when capitalism took over and attempted to define what art was and how it should appear. Through avant-garde and modernist art, artists were able to rebel against... ...
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Russian Avant-garde
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...AVANT-GARDE IN RUSSIA: AN INTERPRETATION ON LINCOLN’S BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL BY NIELS BUECHI. The scope of the book, Between Heaven and Hell is on the history of Russia, most especially on the development of said country’s cultural tradition and customs as expressed in Russian art. The book is a vast project- it contains and attempts to present 1,000 years or millennia of the development of Russian arts, ranging from orthodox religious ikons, to the world-renown novels of Tolstoy, and the more recent films of Eisenstein. Accordingly, the book is described as the “thousand-year saga of the forging of the Russian creative spirit.” Apart from the enormous coverage of periods, dates... THE BIRTH OF THE...
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Architecture and Avant-garde
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...Avant-garde Was there an American avant-garde architecture in the 20th Century How has American domestic architecture responded to modernity and Modernism in the 20th Century Architectural avant-garde American architect and philosopher Frank L. Wright once said, "The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization." This is indisputably true since buildings and architectural designs are windows through which once looks into the past and also foresees the future. In fact, "Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word" (Microsoft Encarta 2007). The word avant-garde, means "advance guard" in French... Architecture and...
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Architecture and Avant-garde
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...AVANT-GARDE IN MODERNISM Since ancient times, architecture has gone through significant transformation in terms of innovation in design and construction of buildings. Transformations witnessed within the architectural context can be attributed to evolving aspects of art and culture. Aesthetics as a philosophy is evolving and so is the intellectual culture behind construction technology. Inception of Avant Garde, which is a French terminology for vanguard experiments, marked start of contemporary styles in structure development. In this case, the term contemporary covers a period from recent history to present moment. There is modernity and the post modern periods, which cumulatively... ? ARCHITECTURAL...
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Old Guard vs. Avant-Garde
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...Avant-Garde” Music Music is a huge part of culture today. This has been our way of expressing feelings, emotions, and celebrating special events. A lot of people regard music as a sound that is pleasing to the ear while those sounds that do not form a melody or a tune are said to irritate ears. Well, until today, there has been an increasing number of different versions of descriptions on what music is and what it is not. However, there has not been a single universally acknowledged definition of music as it is a wide realm of art that is hard to limit within a sentence to encapsulate everything that it is. Well, to be able to understand music in its entirety, it is best to revisit... ?“Old Guard” vs....
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Modern and Avant-garde art
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...avant-garde practice in art and performance in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century During the 19th and 20th century, many things have undergone significant transformations, most of which are changes from the conservative values of realism into modernization. These changes have mainly resulted from movements that advocated for changes in various aspects of life for example, art and performance as well as religion, lifestyles, architecture, social and political situations. These movements or actions become important forces behind modernization. Modernization can simply be described as practices or thoughts that result to a shift from the traditional... The term modern in respect of...
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Architecture - Avant Garde Architectural Theory
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...Avant Garde Architectural Theory Introduction The topic which will be covered in the analysis will be based on "honest architecture." A research has been done as if to see how the Avant garde new Brutalists achieved a true, brutal, dirty but real honesty in the form of their own architecture and their architectural theory which was aimed by the early modernists but instead of getting success, such architecture and its theory faced a downfall. Avant garde architectural theory and the "New Brutalism" movement will be spotted in the form of a comparison and analysis. Avant garde is a movement, where a group of people come together to perform an action in opposition to a majority... . These are...
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Old Guard and Avant-garde
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...Avant-garde music will refer to the same that brought new concepts and lead to a change in general composition (Nicholls, 2002). This new influence might have lasted for some time. In this sense, music that builds on the new composition for a given period is perceived as the old guard. It is vital to note that this classification does not build on a historical period. It builds on the concept whether certain music set a different pace. Similarly, it builds on the concept whether music followed a trend of a given period. It is essential to utilize examples of successful composers who harnessed... to a structure that builds from mini compositions in the same. This makes this piece a typical...
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Old Guard or Avant Garde
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...Avant Garde, Task Old Guard or Avant Garde Music in the past generations composed of many genres and the 21st century artists used music in different ways to show and portray themes. Music has undergone several changes from the Avant-garde, which is music with new concepts and changes in composition. This new influence might have lasted for some time. In this perspective, music that builds on the new work of art and features for a given period gets regarded as the old guard. It is vital to note that this classification does not build on a historical period but the contents of the music. It builds on the concept whether certain music set a different pace or keeps on track... ). However, his...
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Old Guard or Avant-garde
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...Avant-garde Composers not only produce music for their own interests or the interest of their audience but the entire society. This makes every piece of music to belong to a certain era or generation. Due to distinctive characteristics of music belonging to the same era or period, it is possible to trace down a piece of symphony down to its era. On the other hand, it is possible to classify different types of music in different eras according to their characteristics. The romantic era is an example of such categorization. Music performed during the romantic era had great deviations from norms that characterized the classical music. Romantic era musicians also incorporated issues... ?Old Guard or...
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Modern Art - Avant-Garde, Cubism, Russian Design
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...avant-garde In the beginning of XX century art, literature and other cultural spheres were influenced by avant-garde tendencies. In accordance with Charles Jencks, who is an ‘architecture’s prince of Postmodern plurality’, avant-garde art is characterized by extremism, first of all. Jencks’ theoretical considerations about art were based on his views on European and American art development. Jencks underlined that a ‘mythical’ modern man required ‘multiple coding’ in art in order to satisfy his aesthetical needs. A concept of “participatory design” implied that an architect would follow not only his tastes, but also tastes of other people, residents and participants... Modern Art Charles Jencks about...
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The Avant Garde Movement in Russia
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...Avant Garde movement in Russia Introduction: The avant garde movement in Russia was existence in 1949 to the year 1952, the term avant garde is a Russian term that means the front guards or the van guards, this term refers to the work that is usually meant for experimenting, this work include art and politics and also culture. The movement was meant to push the boundaries of norms and the status quo. This paper discusses the avant garde movement and the work of some Russian artists who include Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky who were Russians. Kandinsky work introduced the use of form and colour in painting, he actively contributed to the avant garde movement... in...
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Mexican Muralism and the Argentinian Avant-Garde
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...Avant-Garde movement using the art pieces provided In the history of the world, many movements have transpired with each having their own way of supporting their supporters and community at large. These movements are considered to model the future since they always end up influencing behavior of the most. Good examples of these movements are Mexican Muralism and Argentinian Avant-Garde movement. In which case, an analysis of this two examples gives an overview of how a movement can have impact on its subjects. Both of the movements are known to have had considerable impact on their followers. The thesis... , the Argentinian Avant-Garde...
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Soviet Avant-Garde and Socialist Realism
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...Avant-Garde and Socialist Realism Introduction The Russian avant-garde is a universal phrase utilized to describe the large, dominant wave of contemporary art that burgeoned in Russia. This phrase covers many detached, but inextricably connected, art revolutions that happened in the early 1930’s. Socialist realism is a technique of realistic art which started in the Soviet Union and became a leading style in other communist nations. It is a technique that had its rationale in the promotion of the objectives of socialism as well as communism. Though connected, communism should not be puzzled with social realism, which is an art that rationally portrays subjects of social significance... Soviet...
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The political atmosphere which influenced the Russian avant garde
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...avant garde Many Russian artists developed and adopted futurismand cubism during the 20th century’s first decades. Russians, who were not living in Russia, were not influenced by the Avant-garde movements that affected Europe. From the year 1905 until the World War one outbreak, later on, from the October Revolution up to the 1920’s, many key events took place in Russia. They include; Constructivism, Suprematism, as well as Rayonism. The three modes were founded upon geometry and intellectual discipline, and focused on pictorial and theoretical developments. This meant that the modes were similar to those of abstractionism. Therefore, young... The political atmosphere which influenced the Russian avant...
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The influence of Avant Garde film movie in Pop Cinema
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...Avant Garde film movie in Pop Cinema Introduction Labelled the hallmark of modernism, avant-garde films are experimental films created through the handling and experimentation of different film production techniques and equipment. The films stretches the normative ways of developing films since they permit trials in the process of developing a film permitting a developer to instil creativity thereby creating a unique masterpiece. The trend that began in the early 1900s affected the development of film by stretching the reality, social and cultural manifestation of the society. Unlike in the mainstream films where developers strive to capture the social and cultural features... of the society,...
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Pablo Picasso The Artistic Genius of an Avant-garde Painter
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...Avant-garde Painter Introduction Pablo Picassois one of the most remarkable painters of the 20th century. He was born in 1881 at Malaga into a setting quite distinct from that of today (Penrose 1957). The work of radical artists has been linked to immorality, madness, and vulgarity. Embracing and even appreciating the uses of science, Picasso has remained committed to his early role, the finding of new types of expression. The rejection of society of his work has never discouraged him. Quite the opposite, it has encouraged him. Yet, in the recent decades, the circumstances have changed. It is hard by now to recall how painful the struggle was. The works... Pablo Picasso: The Artistic Genius of an...
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The influence of technology on modernist and avant-garde architecture
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...avant-garde architecture After the liberal-national revolutions of 1848, there was the need to expand the economy of the colonial territories and to fill the political, military and economic conditions with the traditional European. This led to the development of cities in its suburbs. In addition, the decrease in mortality because of the improved standards of living in terms of nutrition and medical techniques in urban areas resulted in urbanisation. The increase in population in urban areas led to transformation of old neighbourhoods into slums as well as entry of jerry-built houses that would provide shelter to people working in the factories. However... The influence of technology on modernist and...
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How are these works of arts reflect the tradition(s) of avant garde
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...Avant-garde is not an art movement during the of the development of modern art; it is rather a term used to refer to the acts of resistance topreserve the art culture from external influences such as politics. (Orton and Pollock 153) Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Fauvism and Surrealism are only some of the art groups considered as avant-garde. Traditional avant-garde art can be characterized as innovations, experimentations or advancements on art culture focusing mainly on the development of techniques and principles of the art movement and not on the subject of the artwork as well as on the preservation of the aesthetic value of art. (Acton 25) A further understanding... of...
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A Proposal for the City of New York, the Avant-Garde, and Current Art Practices
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...Avant-Garde, and Current Art Practices Krzysztof Wodiczko’s workis situated at the end of a long line of avant-garde art that attempts to disrupt the patterns of daily existence. While his work remains mysterious and malleable to the point that characterizing it through a definitive methodology is impossible, significant themes of Marxist expression carried through a myriad of artistic lenses are identifiable. Observable throughout all of Wodiczko’s works are elements of the historic avant-garde, coupled with the socially-engaged leanings of Brecht, and elements of neo-avant-garde post-modernism. This essay explores... Krysztof Wodiczko: Homeless Projection: A Proposal for the of New York, the...
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Igor Stravinskys In Memoriam Dylan Thomas as an Avant-garde Music
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...Avant-garde Music Introduction Igor Stravinsky is a 20th century musician renowned for diverting from the classical music genre of the time towards the avant-garde music style. Stravinsky became a famous musician in the early and mid-20th century by adopting a unique label on the traditional styles that existed during his time. The shifting from the traditional to neo-classical style towards the end of his musical career gave rise to serial compositions which were characterized by their simplistic and moderate nature. Though some of Stravinsky’s compositions were critically regarded by the public, their failure to appeal to a large audience... qualifies them to be classified as...
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To what extent did French avant-garde groupings in the 1880s coalesce around exhibitions
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...avant-garde groupings in the 1880s’ coalesce around exhibitions? Introduction As long ago as 1846, French Charles Baudelaire discussed the qualities proper to specifically modern art in his essay on the French Salon. Subsequent modernity revolutionised not only the style but also themes in art. With Baudelaire’s assistance, in 1862 Edouard Manet presented a combination of a contemporary social life and unconventional technique in ‘Concert in the Tuileries Gardens (Salinger 1957). This painting, despite being unconventional from art of that time, immensely influenced the establishment of a novel outlook. The phrase ‘modern art’ first used by Joris-Karl Huysmans in a book... ?To what extent did French...
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Geography: Discuss the Modern Subject and the City along with the Avant Garde in Relation to the Spaces and Subjects of Modernity
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...Avant Garde in Relation to the Spaces and s of Modernity GG3017: TheSpaces and Subjects of Modernity Denis Linehan The Modern Subject and the City Metropolis is a big city, the chief and the capital of a country, state or region. It is a centralized place for different affairs. Mobility, economy, technology and infrastructures changed and formed the metropolis, in a rapid, disruptive and sometimes in a destructive way; it this events are not new at all as we go through the new generation of modernity. Some major factors that lead the growth of Metropolis are the migration of the people to cities from the provinces, existence... adjust or they don't want to adjust with it. For instance,...
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Avant-Gardism, Modernism, and the Arts
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...avant-gardism, the following points shall be considered: (1) avant-gardism’s relevance to modernism; (2) the role of avant-gardism to the modernistic approach to art; (3) how modernism, as a result of the dawn of avant-gardism, paved way for the establishment of a new idea of art. Avant-gardism was a single important part on the natal of modernism. The existence of avant-garde is regarded by many as a focal point of shying away from the norms of the old societies; transcending from the common practices in art. Many artists, initially poets, adapted the idea of shifting their focus to a different form of artwork by not importing... 19 October Avant-Gardism, Modernism, andthe Arts The advent of avant-ga...
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Relationship between cllage and avant-grade in the 20th century
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...AVANT-GARDE IN THE 20TH CENTURY Introduction A collage is a term that is derived from the French word “Coller,” which means, “to paste.” According to, “it can be described as an assembly of images, used in part or in whole or cropped out to specific areas, combined or pasted together to create a collective visual”(Ryder, 2009, pp 13). To form a collage an individual collects materials from two or more images and paste them together. The history of collage as a piece of art can be traced back to the days of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. This was in early twentieth century when they started creating paper collages as per the principles of cubism. The two... in the way Jeff Koon continually...
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Contemporary Chinese Arts
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...Avant-garde simply refers to a group of people that creates and promotes innovative ideas in a particular field of study such as arts. Almost fifty years ago, Renato Poggioli, one of the initial authors of the avant-garde commented on the lack of adequate scholarly work relating to the subject. The eloquent writer echoed his concerns about the failure of the academic field to address avant-garde art that is a conspicuous phenomenon in modern day culture. However, since these concerns were put through, the situation changed for the better. The somewhat problematic contribution by Poggioli led to an ever growing Avant-garde debate hence triggering... Contemporary Chinese Art Profession Introduction...
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Avente Garde
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...AVANT GARDE THEATRE Avente Garde, a word of French origin, meaning unconventional, or to give a more sensitive meaning, 'a group active inthe invention of new art', which could be of painting, theoretical experimentation or any other art form, had been used as a stylish word in English language for a long time. "Avant-Garde has become a rubbery term which is applied to art that is considered to be anti-traditional or new. At its most basic level, it is a descriptive term for what is new at any given time," http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/staffhome/deryan/web2004/mod_drama_dada.htm One of the main characteristics of avant garde that individual creativity and concept of theatre, however trivial... 115103...
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Architecture and avant
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...Avant-garde Was there an American avant-garde architecture in the 20th Century? How has American domestic architecture responded to modernity and Modernism in the 20th Century? Architectural avant-garde American architect and philosopher Frank L. Wright once said, “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” This is indisputably true since buildings and architectural designs are windows through which once looks into the past and also foresees the future. In fact, “Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word” (Microsoft Encarta 2007). The word avant-garde, means “advance guard” in French (Webster’s... Architecture and...
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Modern Art Movement in Russia
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...avant-garde can be profitably used to distinguish and artists who believe not only that the world they inhabit is essentially modern and that they need to find an aesthetic language to express this newness, but also that they are in some manner in advance of a future state of art and society which their innovative works will help to bring into existence” (Russell, 1985, viii). During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century there were perceptible changes in the perceived social values of the western world. This was the era of industrialisation, and many set notions or ideas of the past years were undergoing radical changes... Modern Art movement in Russia Introduction “I believe the term...
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Classical music of 20th and 21st
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...avant-garde stylings emerge. It’s clear that these composers were highly influenced by Modernism in the arts. In the work of Aaron Copland a shift from this avant-garde emphasis to a greater concern with tonality and structure emerges. Composers in the later 20th century would continue to explore consonance. John Cage would popularize a style of composition based on unintentional notes, where any semblance of tonality was disregarded. And composers like Peter Maxwell Davies would mash both tonality and consonance... ical Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries Twentieth-century composers increasingly faced a decision about the role that consonance and traditional tonality (i.e., music in a key) would play...
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...avant-garde, it was independent and did not operate under any government influence. During this period, the Chinese artists did try to re-energize the literati tradition. However, the New Literati Art Movement in the 1980s developed a form of art that was characterized by a lot of ink and brush. The two characteristics are especially conspicuous for the literati... Can all Chinese art be called post socialist art? Introduction In reference to Athina and Schaffler-Gerken(2012), the Chinese art is usually referred to as any form of visual art that can be either modern or ancient practiced by Chinese artists. This paper will address the question of whether all Chinese art can be referred to as...
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...Avant-garde Avant-garde refers to the art movement that emerged in Europe during early 20th century. It includes Dadaism, structuralism, futurism, and etc. Its outcome is based on imperfection which is as a result of accidents and unconsciousness. Avant-garde is against the social norms, and rejects the traditional art form and criteria of art, which is considered as pretty and beautiful. This is because it has an effective, cultured communication with the audience. One perfect example is Dada. Dada emerged from after War disaster and confusion from arrival of modern society. In addition,...
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John Cage's music
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...Avant-Garde” Music Music is a huge part of culture today. This has been our way of expressing feelings, emotions, and celebrating special events. A lot of people regard music as a sound that is pleasing to the ear while those sounds that do not form a melody or a tune are said to irritate ears. Well, until today, there has been an increasing number of different versions of descriptions on what music is and what it is not. However, there has not been a single universally acknowledged definition of music as it is a wide realm of art that is hard to limit within a sentence to encapsulate everything that it is. Well, to be able to understand music in its entirety, it is best to revisit... Old Guard” vs....
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Orders and Power
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...Avant-garde The freedom of the modernism period was expressed through the artists adopting an avant-garde meaning in the artistic works. This approach saw the pushing of the accepted status quo and norms beyond the accepted boundaries using cultural realms as the primary drivers (Weiten 2011: 143). This notion was the hallmark... Modernism as a freedom Introduction Modernism is a term used to describe the modernist movements in arts. The term encompasses a set the set of cultural tendencies as well as the associated cultural movements that arose originally in the wide-scale changes to the modern western societies of the western society in the period of the early 20th century and the late 19th century...
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Kitsch: what is kitsch Discuss the different relationships between kitsch, architecture and design
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...avant garde. Avant garde architecture, like kitsch, is a product of modernity. Yet, argues, Heynen (1999), modernism and avant garde are quite different. Modernism emphasizes utilitarianism... Introduction Kitsch, in its literal interpretation, has many different meanings that all converge into the umbrella of “bad art.” Kitsch is false art, and is synonymous with bad taste.1 The term originated in the 1860s to “designate cheap artistic stuff.”2 The term became popular, however, in the first decades of the twentieth century, as the word “kitsch” went international.3 The three aesthetic characteristics of kitsch, according to Calinescu (1977) are that 1) its cheap; 2) its junk; and 3) there is “often...
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Kitsch: what is kitsch Discuss the different relationships between kitsch, architecture and design
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...avant garde. Avant garde architecture, like kitsch, is a product of modernity. Yet, argues, Heynen (1999), modernism and avant garde are quite different. Modernism emphasizes utilitarianism and a decided lack... of imagination; avant garde, on the other hand, relies upon imagination.29 Avant garde’s aesthetic sensibilities are based upon a break from the past.30 The avant garde sees the past as being something that needs to be abolished, aesthetically speaking, and the avant garde artist staked his position firmly in the future.31 However, Gregotti (1968)...
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Philosophy of Art Monroe Beardsley's Aesthetic Definition of Art
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...avant-garde or modernist, which means that it is about imitating imitation, or representing representation, or, to put it differently, it is about exploring its own nature... 05 October 2009 Philosophy of Art: Monroe Beardsley's "Aesthetic Definition of Art" In the article, "Aesthetic Definition of Art" Monroe Beardsley describes unique philosophy of art and its meaning for a modern man. Monroe Beardsley states that modern art has eschewed the representation of people, things, and events. Modern art does not offer us pictures of triumphant generals, but rather color fields. If, historically, past art seemed much preoccupied with imitating the world, the art properly so-called of Beardsley 's day is...
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...Avante Grade that the artist should be the center of what art is. In this century artists were viewed as prophets of the new cultural ideas which are taking more extensive liberties to the idea of technique, subject matter and interpretation. Avant Garde... Art Charles O. Godornes May 6, Art The definition of art has changed over the years, this evolution is expected because along time artists developed new standards and gained new perspectives causing the idea of art to evolve. In the 12th century, art was defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a “skill at doing anything as a result of knowledge and practice”. This definition believes that artists and craftsmen are the mostly a like because they...
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Contemporary Art
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...avant-garde movement was an attempt to move away from what it was not in its search for purity and the absolute. In discussing how the avant-garde... Contemporary Art From the beginning of the twentieth century to the mid-1900s, art is perceived to have undergone tremendous change. Through the tremendous changes that took place through Industrialization, the values of society were questioned in every field, not just art. In the field of art, though, this questioning took the form of who defines art. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp said, “Art history has consistently decided upon the virtues of a work of art through considerations completely divorced from the rationalized explanations of the artist” (818). ...
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Words and Pictures Across Cultures
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...avant-garde, in their poetic and artistic works certain characteristic features of the avant-garde are dominated by the use of popular imagery typical for the 1960s’ movement of Pop Art. This paper explores how popular imagery and references to popular culture rather than focusing on mere abstractions and iconoclasm prevail in the poetry of Frank O’Hara, the leading representative of the New Yorks School of poets. To achieve the set goal, the paper has been divided into four meaningful... ?Running Head: WORDS AND PICTURES ACROSS CULTURES Words and Pictures across Cultures Words and Pictures Across Cultures While therepresentatives of the New York School are known to have worked within the domain of the...
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...avant- garde and leading up to art in the 1970s. Include visual analyses of artworks together with key artists, theorists, and terminology in your response. Art and everyday life are related in the sense that via art people are able to express what issues affect them in their day-to-day activities. The avant-gardes such as surrealism and futurism influenced art in unique way in that via futurism; artists expressed their ideas via paintings. In the United Kingdom, artists like Gustav Metzger discovered an approach called auto destructive art where objects were violently damaged and destroyed... Contemporary art and theory Discuss the various binaries of performance. Include visual analyses of artworks...
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Music of Beethoven
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...avant-garde, cacophonous and beyond the pleasure of the audience. A change is societal norms often is reflective of an inner crisis as in Beethovens deafness, or a psychological desire to do something innovating or basically a "crowd pleasure". Beethoven did not need to please crowds. He had become reclusive and wanted to compose for himself and his own solace. In Beethovens late period, when he realized that his only resource was to accept his fate of deafness, he composed some of the most unconventional music of his time... Each period represents a style of composition and orchestration. Anything differentiating from the norm or acts as a transition piece from one style to another is considered...
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Modernity Versus Postmodernity
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...avant-garde is considered as the hallmark and the beginning for novelty, which was distinctive from postmodernism architecture. The avant-garde comprehends itself as attacking indefinite territory, exposing itself to the threats of sudden, shocking encounters; conquering and as yet unoccupied future; thus the avant-garde must find away in a scene into which no one seems to have yet ventured. Sistine Chapel One... MODERNITY VERSUS POSTMODERNITY By Lecturer: of Affiliation: and Modernity Versus Postmodernity Introduction The history of structural design has evolved for the past decades; thus the 20th century marked the beginning of the modern building designs some of which have the construction shapes o...
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Art history blog
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...Avant Garde was modern artist’s movement that was daring and radical and steered away from the traditional art techniques and influences. A Burial at Ornans 1. The painting A Burial at Ornans by Gustave Courbet is antithetical to modernism beca 2. use it depicts a traditional aspect of burial with all the religious ceremony accompanying it. One of the characteristics of modernism is secularism. 3. Gustave chose the topic to bring about the aspect of realism away from the conventional expectations where artists painted on particular issues for instance politics. Gustave depicted a funeral where people went to mourn but he was also aiming at showing the individual’s contemplation of the aspect...
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MODERNITY VERSUS POSTMODERNITY
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...avant-garde is considered as the hallmark and the beginning for novelty, which was distinctive from postmodernism architecture. The avant-garde comprehends itself as attacking indefinite territory, exposing itself to the threats of sudden, shocking encounters; conquering and as yet unoccupied future; thus the avant-garde must find away in a scene into which no one seems to have yet ventured. Sistine Chapel One... ? MODERNITY VERSUS POSTMODERNITY By Lecturer: of Affiliation: and Modernity Versus Postmodernity Introduction The history of structural design has evolved for the past decades; thus the 20th century marked the beginning of the modern building designs some of which have the construction shapes of ...
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...avant-garde modernists would engage in colorful rhetoric so as to liberate thmselves from th chains of tradition, bolster thir creativity, and attract attention, but thre was much more than creative thirst or rhetorical fluff in modernism. Th avant-garde modernists not only glorified th beauty of industry and th mechanical in thir writings and architectural works but also endorsed and used th new scientific methods of labor management and organization originally developed in th United States at th turn of th century. Th similarities between th techniques used by th scientific managers... RUNNING HEAD: THE ENGINEER'S AESTHETIC AND ARCHITECTURE of the of the of the The Engineer'sAesthetic and Architecture...
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Alexander Scriabin Essay
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...avant-garde. Scriabin did not only entertain soviet nationals, but also music lovers across the world. Musicians usually learn their musical styles from the pre-existing styles, but would later switch to another style in order to project their talents to the society. Scriabin displayed extra ordinary talent in playing piano, gaining popularity among the professional pianists. The paper seeks to analyse the musical work of Scriabin focusing on his contribution to changes in music composition and performance. Scriabin... Alexander Scriabin The musical talents of Alexander Scriabin have attracted praises for many decades. Scriabin composed and played piano in his own style, thereby contributing to the...
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Bauhaus and Modernism
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...avant – garde philosophies. The development of Bauhaus was one of the main influences that pushed society into a different understanding of what was included in the designs as well as which philosophies began to be dominant in the creation of specific design standards. The Bauhaus influence in Germany moved into prominence in American modernism, specifically because of the educational institutions, schools of thought and designs that were incorporated into new art and architectural concepts in America. This was done to create a definition... of what modernism meant with the philosophies of Bauhaus being incorporated into the definition used with American modernism (Michaels, 20:1997). The...
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My definition of Art
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...Avante-garde/Neo-Avant-garde. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. Print. Tolstoy, Leo. What is art? What is religion? Rockville, MD: Wildside Press LLC, 2008. Print.... definition of art The term art appears to be general with different meanings that have been developed across time in history. There are also many schools of thought towards the different meanings of art. The different understandings often contradict each other but they converge to universal aspects of art that should form the basis of definition of art and this paper offers my definition of art from a wide perspective. I define art as a process that follow pre-established procedures or constructs to develop a product or a manifestation, historical...
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Philosophy of Modern Music
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...avant-garde. This division creates what Adorno refers as "false musical consciousness" and as a result we accept kitsch as some kind of cute pastiche to be patronized, while... Adorno, Theodore, Philosophy of Modern Music. First published in 1948, Introduction. Theodore Adorno, a philosopher and critical theorist of the Frankfurt school, is a simultaneously beloved and derided character. Notoriously hateful of jazz and popular music, his theories are heavily influenced by Marx, and Hegel. In this work, the Philosophy of Modern Music offers an integration between his first field of study, musicology and his philosophical studies. It represents a sociology of music, one which derides the mass consumption...
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