Lecture 2 (7/2/18) – Realism, Symbolism, Abstraction

To distinguish realism from mere ‘naturalism’.
To remover ‘use of symbols’ from the term ‘symbolism’.
To understand abstraction as a pictural mode but also as a social phenomenon.

Two styles that bookend the emergence of photography (realism, symbolism)

One word that defines art and cultural practice from modernity to contemporary life… (abstraction).

Realism: a form emerging in 1850

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s