Key words and references for today’s session:
- Waste land – Thomas Sterns Elliot
this is a poem with five parts: i, burial of the dead; ii, A game of chess iii, the Fire sermon iv. Death by water v. What the thunder said.
this was mentioned when “what is Art and What is art for” was discussed: traditionalist’s concept believes that fine Arts, such as poetry, music, painting, sculpture, and dance provides a aesthetic experience that involves thinking, feeling free from the humdrum concerns of everyday existence, and other such worthwhile satisfactions.
Though Contemporary art has become a pure thought of itself; theory
- Arthur Danto: a central theme is mimesis: imitation and representation of the real world; in the 19th century, commitment to mimesis faltered. To see something as art requires something the eye cannot descry – an atmosphere of artistic theory, a knowledge of the history of art: an artworld.
Art as a form of communication
- Witches sabbath / The Great He-Goat (Goya)
- Hotel Bedroom ( Lucian Freud)
- Self Portrait ( Henri Rousseau)
Art as propaganda vs. Art for the sake of Art
- Pre-modern past: to flority religion or to serve the state: Madonna of the Chair with St. John the Baptiste as Child (Raphael)
- Wall Painting inside the Mezurashizuka-Kofun, Fukuoka, Japan
- Yogo: God Appearing
- Fujin Raijin zu
- Seosan Maae Samjo Bulsang (Smile of Baekjae)
- Painting of Dokkaebi (a creature that do pranks on people but also stole money from the filthy rich)
Art as commodity
- The night watch (Rembrandt)
- Osen, Kikunojo, Ofuji (Suzuki Harunobu)
Wabi-Sabi, the art of Imperfection
- Pierre Bourdieu: Cultural capital