Contextual 10

Contextual Studies​Tutor: Chris Young​Autumn 2016Contextual Studies 10: Other Disciplines in Early Modernism

 

1. What are the characteristics of, and ideas behind, Modernist art?

 

 Moholy-Nagy – abstraction, interested in form, 
Hans Finsler – abstract, untraditional subject matter, about form,
Umbo – sinister street – abstract, form
Florence Henri – compositions, shape and form,
Tina Modotti – abstract, form, shape
Man Ray – composition, almost abstract, shape and form,
Edward Weston – abstract, form
Edward Weston – stark angles/ shade, form 

 

 

 All about the form, all in black and white

 

 

 

 

 

2. How do those characteristics relate to other disciplines?

 

Photography

 

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)

 

Man Ray (1890-1976)

 

Edward Weston (1886-1958)

 

André Kertész (1894-1985)

 

Umbo (Otto Maximilian Umbehr) (1902-1980)

 

Tina Modotti (1896-1942)

 

Hans Finsler (1891-1972)

 

Florence Henri (1893-1982)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film

 

Fernand Leger (1881-1955) Ballet Mecanique, 1923/4

 

 About movement/objects, experimenting, mirror images, 

 

 

Hans Richter (1888-1976) Rhythm 21, 1921

 

animated painting, originally didn’t have sound

Architecture:
Domino House, 1914

 

Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) (1887-1915)

Villa Savoye (1929-31)

 

 Unconventional radical designs of buildings, 

 

 

 

Music:

 

Luigi Russolo (1885-1947), Awakening of a City, c1916

 

Main points from set text:

He says times change,

Part of the futurist group,

 
 

 

 Summary:
All new, 

None was crowd pleasing,

People felt it was uncomfortable,

Modernism was pushing art,
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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