Tuesday, 13 March 2012

somehow it all makes sense

Post Modernism
Developed from critiques of architectural Modernism of the 1970s. By the 1980s visual art which criticised society was also being refered to as Post  Modernism.
Post Modernism is effectively a late Modernism and is considered to be less formal and more playful in style.
Parody of earlier styles is a dominant Post Modern trait. Also art is valued for being imperfect, low brow, accessible, disposable, local and temporary, conceptual, minimal and sensational.

Key artists include: Jeff Koons, Marcell Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Donald Judd, Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin.

Little,s.(2004)'isms' Understanding Art: Herbert Press: London    

somehow it all makes sense

Modernism was a broad movement encompassing all the avant-garde movements of the first half of the 20th century.
They all rejected the dominance of Naturalism which represented the world with a minimum of abstraction or stylistic distortion, and Academicism  which focused on art being produced to a set of rules favouring classical ideals of beauty and artistic perfection. many of the narratives were about history, life drawing and classical sculpture.
This rejection lead to art being produced in a more radical/experimental way often seeking to answer fundamental questions about the nature of art and the human experience.

 Key movements: Fauvism, primitivism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, dadaism

Little,s.(2004)'isms' understanding art: Herbert Press London

Group presentation notes BAS7

Think about why you chose the subject of BAS7
Discuss initial thoughts around Karla Blacks piece and why we rejected it...to opinionated about the subject.
Discuss our decision  to talk about David Noonans work...Tapestry

Look at three aspects
the artist.......Paul
the piece......Ryan
positioning within the theme of the show...Tess
Bear in mind that we only have 10 mins in which to present.

Method of presentation...Powerpoint with each member presenting their own research.

My part
David Noonan was born in 1969 in Australia, but lives and works in the UK
His major works are in paint/screen print/installations, he is also a filmaker and a set designer.
He has exhibited his work in several countries as well as in the UK.
He produces his screen prints by making a collage using found imagery sourced from film strips, books, magazines and archive photos.
These are then photographed to form one main image.
His prints are mainly Monochrome/beige.
He builds up his prints by layering process using translucent paint, often painting abstract images over figurative to create mysticism in his work.
His finished images are remaniscent of cinematic images of the 1950s.

Comment by the artist...'The idea of collage is central to my work, I take images from different origins and time zones and bring them together to create new narratives'.

www.foxyproduction.com/artist/view/12 accessed 30/11/11www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/oct/21/artist-david-noonan Accessed 30/11/11
 www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/david_noonan.htm    Accessed 30/11/11

lecture notes place

Almost everything has a element of: place,location, place in time, social space.
Artists are now playing with spacial concepts

Space vs place:

Space....territory, distance between things,emptiness.
Space has a rythmn that changes at different times of the day.

Place...A configuring of positions e.g think about what elements make up a village,
church, pub,cottage etc
Village identity...everything in its place.
Maps of places
Tourist gaze...seeing the expected.


Agraphobia...fear of open space
Claustrophobia...fear of confined space
Dormatophobia...fear of houses
Ecophobia...fear of surroundings
Kenophobia...fear of empty rooms

Topophillia...love of place/attachment to place

Narratives...an attachment to place
Aboriginal paintings used as maps and to tell stories of ancestors

Every place has its own unique qualities.

Non places...places of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as place.
eg foyer in airport
Non places generate solitude instead of relationships

lecture notes visit to city museum

lecture notes culture shake

lecture notes visit to bas7