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Art & Technology
Transcript of Art & Technology
Cave People & Ancient Cultures
Cave People & Ancient Cultures
Art & Technology
They did not realize they already show the “art".
Just want to record how they experienced and understood the world they living.
They showed the art using cave painting.
Cave painting from Bulgaria, showing hunters and animals
Even people did not know what art is, but they already made it.
The so called unreal and unconventional art already existed.
Art is what we can see and hear.
Art is what we can imagine
Comes to the ancient cultures just like Egypt, Chinese, European, etc.
People began to know what art is and started to make their own art
Egypt wall pictures(the same as cave painting)
Greek legend etc.
Art is not just pictures, but also myth and legend
This time people had a better living standard than before. They began to explore the unknown world.
So the curiosity and fascination about the unknown world drove the ancestors to image it, to explore it, finally to record it.
That can be seen as early art.
Art is what we cannot sense, we imaging.
The discovered of perspective.
This discovery has changed the way people experienced and understood the world.
In the very early period, all of the main Civilization in Earth, including: Ancient Europe, Ancient India, Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Experienced the world in the same way- 2 dimensional way.
The pictures and artworks do reflected the way people experienced the world.
3 Dimensional Perspective
The School of Athens,
In Italian, is one of the most famous frescoes by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. The artist was in total command of perspective and were able to create in their art a beautiful and realistic world.
But, both Pictures or Photographs, and even TV and Film. All of these things are fakement. These are kind of magic, cheat our eyes. Let us believe we are experience the real 3D world.
In the future, Perspective will keep going change the way people experience the world.
Painting & Film
.Artist’s thought and mood
.Reality and illusion
Expressionism was developed as an avant-grades style before the first world war.
The pioneer of abstract art
He used their veiled imagery as symbols of the archetypes of death–rebirth and destruction–creation he felt were imminent in the First World War .
Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of the First World War.
.Rejected reason and logic
.Prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition
A reflection of 20th centry’s industrial civilization and society portrayed by the painters.
.Objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form.
.The artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject
in a greater context.
The artist’s thought and mood
.Classicism and surrealism
A trip through Spain.
The suicide of his friend.
Warm relationship with Fernanda Olivier.
Increased exposure to French painting.
Old guitarist (1903)
Family of Saltimbanques (1905)
Inspired by African artifacts
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907)
Developed along with Georges Braque
Three musicians (1921)
Classicism and surrealism
The most famous -------- Guernica (1937)
This large canvas embodies for many the inhumanity, brutality and hopelessness of war.
Sensible vs. Insensible
Post an example of cave painting from Altamira cave.
35,000 years ago
Using red clay in the soil, so the painting have a red hue.
Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and in turn, affect them.
Three indispensable elements for film making
Workers leaving the Factory
(1895, Louis Lumiere, French)
Development of "sensible/ insensible" over time?
What is insensible art caused by?
Roundhay Garden Scene
(1888, Louis Le Prince)
Egypt wall painting
Temple of Isis, Philae, Egypt. Dynasty XXVI, 530 B.C. This relief shows Isis protecting her husband Osiris with her wings.
Nuwa & Fuxi
King of the gods
A trip to the moon
(1902, Georges, Melies)
Science will will disclose new knowledge
New knowledge leads to a different mind-set of humans
Different mind-set adjusts perception of reality
Depth of field
deep focus/shallow focus
Fruit dish (1913)
The weeping woman (1937)
Knowledge only exists in our heads
No objective reality
3D Film: A 3D film is a motion picture enhances the illusion of depth perception.
TWO PERSPECTIVES-------THREE DIMENSIONAL
3D films were prominently featured in the 1950s in American cinema, and later experienced a worldwide resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s driven by IMAX high-end theaters and Disney themed-venues. 3D films became more and more successful throughout the 2000s, culminating in the unprecedented success of 3D presentations of Avatar (2009).
"insensible/ unconventional" has always existed
Science fiction film
Varieties of insensible have multiplied
Science/ Knowledge/ Technical Possibilities
Reality needs to be defined with consideration of time
Different level of knowledge/ science
Drivers may have changed over time
Knowledge & Imagination
Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen, 2011)