Avant-Garde Essays

  • The Avant-Garde Die First

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    The Avant-Garde Die First In the 19th century, under the suffocating weight of a centuries long tradition in academic art, artists began to break free. Tired of meaningless imitation and decoration, the avant-garde artists pushed for drastic revolutions in aesthetic and social taste. This experimentation rapidly grew less and less controlled, and new technique and new style, which shocked and enraged the critics and public, stopped being experimental and started desiring the side effects of

  • Russian Avant-Garde

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    Russian Avant-Garde was born at the start of the 20th century out of intellectual and cultural turmoil. Through the analysis of artworks by Aleksandr Rodchenko and El Lissitzky this essay attempts to explore the freedom experienced by artists after the Russian Revolution in 1917. This avant-garde movement was among the boldest and most advanced in Europe. It signified for many artists an end to the past academic conventions as they began to experiment with the notions of space, following the basic

  • The British Avant-Garde: A Philosophical Analysis

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    The British Avant-Garde: A Philosophical Analysis ABSTRACT: British Avant-Garde art, poses a challenge to traditional aesthetic analysis. This paper will argue that such art is best understood in terms of Wittgenstein¡¦s concept of "seeing-as," and will point out that the artists often use this concept in describing their work. This is significant in that if we are to understand art in terms of cultural practice, then we must actually look at the practice. We will discuss initiatives such as the

  • Moulin Rouge and the Disneyfication of the Avant Garde

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    Moulin Rouge and the Disneyfication of the Avant Garde At best Moulin Rouge is a lot of fun. At worst it represents the erasure of history. Moulin Rouge is set in the Paris of 1900--at least ostensibly it is. The actual Paris of 1900 is the Paris of Satie, the Paris of Ravel, of Debussy. The actual Paris of 1900 is the Paris of Matisse, and at least for part of the year, the Paris of Picasso. This is very fertile ground for a love story, a musical, anything, really. Puccini found it good

  • The Dada Movement - Russian Avant-Garde on the Internet

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    The Dada Movement - Russian Avant-Garde on the World Wide Web Russia witnessed an artistic revolution during the turn of the 20th century that attempted to overturn art's place in society. Today, we are witnessing a new revolution that is growing at an alarming rate and attracting a variety of people every day. This phenomenon is known as the Internet. The World Wide Web is more than a medium for education and research, but serves as a tool for preserving and glorifying the treasures of art. This

  • Suprematism And The Russian Avant-Garde

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    The Russian avant-garde was an influential upsurge of radically creative modern art that was central to the development of a new Russian Empire from 1890 until approximately 1930. From the separate experimental art forms that are inextricably homologous, Suprematism to the greatest degree had ambiguously aspired to generate new art to accommodate a period of great upheaval in Russia. The term suprematism, by definition refers to art based on the supremacy of pure artistic feeling. During the 19th

  • Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde

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    Kerouac’s Spontaneous Prose and the Post-War Avant-Garde My title comes from one of Kerouac’s own essays, “Aftermath: The Philosophy of the Beat Generation,” which he published in Esquire in March 1958. In it, he identifies the Beats as subterranean heroes who’d finally turned from the ‘freedom’ machine of the West and were taking drugs, digging bop, having flashes of insight, experiencing the ‘derangement of the senses,’ talking strange, being poor and glad, prophesying a new style

  • Avant-Gardes: Applying Ranciere To Burger's Theory Of Avant Gardes

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    Resurrecting the Avant-Gardes: Applying Ranciere to Burger To integrate art in the praxis of everyday life—the avant-garde credo, as defined by Burger in his Theory of the Avant-garde—was a manifesto which he declared inherently suicidal, an obituary more than a proclamation of the future. The prevailing narrative of the avant-garde has since been one of decline, ceding defeat to its institutionalization. The avant-gardes may shattered the forms of autonomous art, but those dispersed contents

  • The Avant Garde Paris

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    Paris today is known as a center of arts and rich culture both acclaimed and original. Famous moments pop up through the history of France’s art, such as the impressionistic artworks by Monet, the École des Beaux-Arts teachings of classicism, and the iconic Eiffel Tower by Stephen Sauvestre. Paris augments itself with numerous museums to catalog countless masterpieces and sculptures throughout France’s enduring, yet sometimes gritty, history. As a whole, Paris comprises of a mixture between historic

  • Dimitri Shostakovich

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    by composers as diverse as Tchaikovsky, Paul Hindemith, and Sergey Prokofiev. The cultural climate in the Soviet Union was, compared to the Soviet Union at its peak, free at the time. Even the music of Igor Stravinsky and Alban Berg, then in the avant-garde, was played. Bela Bartok and Paul Hindemith visited Russia to perform their own works, and Shostakovich toyed openly with these novelties. His first opera, The Nose, based on the satiric Nikolay Gogol story, displayed a thorough understanding of

  • The Guggenheim Museum

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    forsakes literal representation, it is merely to get at the subconscious, at things that cannot otherwise be expressed - surely there is something to be said for that! Still, he said and we let it go.) Shoulder rub, ticket stub: we were in! Avant-Garde Art is Borne ... ... middle of paper ... ...r je veux pas le juger, I write on the napkin. This time I want a goodbye. At least a goodbye. I am thinking back to the day before. I am thinking back to a conversation both of us had right

  • Avant Garde Theatre Essay

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    and has gone through many streams until it reached the current modernity. Among these streams is the avant-garde theatre. This theatre achieved a break in the traditional theatre and became the forefront of a new experimental theatre. Therefore it is necessary to ask how this theatre started, what impact it had on society and if this type of theatre is still common in our modern era. Avant-garde mainly refers to a movement of artists and thinkers that oppose mainstream cultural values. This usually

  • Paul Valéry's Le Situation de Baudelaire

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    This then would be the place of contemporary poetry, its situation. But to speak of contemporary poetry is already to demarcate too vast a place. You have to give this situation more specificity, but the proper vocabulary escapes me. The term "avant-garde" seems presumptuous if not anachronistic; "experimental" writing, all writing is experimental; "linguistically innovative" risks eliding visual, semantic, and other material and perceptual innovations; post-so-called-language writing, with all the

  • The Avant-garde Architecture O

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    of them precipitated fair amounts of controversy. The most notable of these controversial structures is his Glass Pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre in Paris. For these reasons, I.M. Pei seems to be an architect who exhibits interest in the avant-garde through both the creative design and aestheticism of his architecture. Pei was born in China in 1917 and immigrated to the United States in 1935. He originally attended the University of Pennsylvania but grew unconfident in his drawing skills so

  • Comparing Dziga Vertov's Film, Man with a Movie Camera and Run Lola Run

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    Vertov , Manifesto The Council of Three (1923) The innovative theories and filmmaking techniques of Dziga Vertov revolutionized the way films are made today. Man With a Movie Camera (1929), a documentary that represented the peak of the Soviet avant-garde film movement in the twenties, displayed techniques in montage, creative camera angles, rich imagery, but most importantly allowed him to express his theories of his writings of Kino-eye (the camera). The film has a very simple plot that describes

  • Lettrism and Situationism: Examining and Comparing Expressionism Movements.

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    challenge the traditional ideas. And with intention to do so Lettrism tries to narrow the distance between the poetry and people’s lives, while Situationism tries to transform world into one that would exist in constant state of newness. Both of these avant-garde movements root from similar sources and have similar foundations. Nonetheless, they have different intentions for the art and culture world and these movements... ... middle of paper ... ...p from the world they live in, a world of separation

  • Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle

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    only available in English in a so-called "pirate" edition published by Black & Red, and its informative, perhaps essential, critique of modern society languished in the sort of obscurity familiar to political radicals and the avant-garde. Originally published in France in 1967, it rarely receives more than passing mention in some of the fields most heavily influenced by its ideasÑmedia studies, social theory, economics, and political science. A new translation by

  • History Of Avant Garde Theater

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    Avant-Garde Theater is often referred to as the “Theater of the Absurd” (Aronson 112). These words coincide with the historical events that occurred prior to the 1950s. The occurrences in the 1950s society were the inspiration for the genesis of Avant-Garde and playwrights, such as Samuel Beckett. The mid twentieth century marked the beginning of fear and ease for different people groups in the world. In 1950, the United States of America had been in war with the Soviet Union for five years in the

  • Film Distrubution Channels in Indonesia

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    commercial distribution links for alternative film in Indonesia for present and future. Although in big scale alternative film is within the area of non-commercial terms and obviously need external support (because its characteristic as an important avant-garde in culture development and film expression), but if we try to see on commercial distribution side from these films, they can be one supporting factor to the alternative film development world in Indonesia, it also open the possibility of alternative

  • Leoh Ming Pei & Eero Saarinen

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    and forms. Gropius also had a great deal of influence on Pei for he developed a reliance on abstract form and materials such as stone, concrete, glass and steel and later developed his own approach to design in which he exhibits interest in the Avant Garde. My next architect is (1910- 1961) who was born in Finland, a son of an architect father and a sculptor and architectural model-maker mother. His parents’ professions influenced him very much into being an architect and he enrolled in Cranbrok Institute