Pre-Modern Epoch Quotes
The arts arrive out of the thoughts of man.
The world moves ever more rapidly.
Styles emerge, mature, disintegrate, and merge into something else.
The expressionists replaced a rational conception of nature or life with one based on nonrational and emotional concepts.
Expressionism is characterized by the free distortion of form and color through which the painter gives visual form to inner sensation or emotions.
sound construction must precedence over the aesthetic.
Age and Its Art
advances in engineering and technology were making material progress a reality.
decoration and ornament were neglected.
many artists...painted life as they actually observed it.
Darwin's law described a ruthless survival of the fittest.
Backgrounds became sketches, seemingly incomplete.
the artist's real subject was change itself. (Monet)
they sought to capture the personal and subjective reality of their feelings and emotions.
The artist's job was to search for intangible realities.
Cezanne implied motion and the passage of time by giving each object...its own perspective.
Van Gogh painted suppressed and seething unconscious forces overlaid by a thing veneer of civilization.
it was a tangled web of conflicting views of reality.
Audio-Visual History of Music
Impressionism was...devoted to projecting the impression a subject made father than to reproducing detail withe literal exactitude.
The melody is rythmicly vague, and it is not metrically organized.
Stravinsky's interest in the music of the past has had a tremendous influence on his work.
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