Category: Part 4: Difference

Part Four – Exercise 4.2: Newman Summary

Read the text of Newman’s essay in Art in Theory and write a short summary (200 words) http://art310-f11-hoy.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/The+First+Man+was+an+Artist Summary: Barnett Newman ‘The First Man was an Artist’, 1947 (Newman, 2003)  Newman argues against the expansion of science into a ‘theological way of life’ and criticizes science for its ignoring its roots of a scientific inquiry in finding proof through asking…

Minard, C. J. (1869) Cartes Figurative des Pertes successives en Hommes de l’Armée Francaise dans la campange de Russie 1812-13

Part Four – Exercise 4.1: Barr’s Information System

Look again at Alfred Barr’s chart for Cubism and Abstract Art and say briefly how it might be understood as information in a system. Briefly compare it to Minard’s map (previous). Barr’s chart is an infographic of Abstract Art built on symbolic words for avant-garde art movements that are compared and contrasted by similarities and distinctions. The system is language…

Part Four – Exercise 4.0: Compare and Contrast

Look at the two paintings above and account for their similarities and differences in three columns – one for each artist – Millet and van Gogh – either side of a column for similarities. Indicate the differences by underlining the appropriate description in the outer columns.   Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875) was a French painter and founder of the…