By Charlie Gere
This e-book explores how the perform of artwork, particularly of avant-garde artwork, retains our relation to time, background or even our personal humanity open. interpreting key moments within the background of either expertise and artwork from the beginnings of industrialisation to this present day, Charlie Gere explores either the making and function of paintings and what kind of additional it could commute from the human body.
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4). Such ideas were promulgated by Jedidiah through aggressive evangelicism with a fervour that Morse inherited, though in his case as a crusading artist rather than as a clergyman. Unfortunately for Morse The Gallery of the Louvre was not the success he had hoped it would be. Like his earlier attempt at an epic composition, The House of Representatives, and despite good notices in the press, it attracted few visitors when on public display in New York in October 1833. The public apparently preferred the sensational attractions of Francis Darby’s The Sixth Seal, a dramatic and bombastic work with an apocalyptic theme (Staiti, 1989: 199–201).
Staiti puts the picture’s failure to win public acceptance down to Morse’s refusal to produce an overt narrative, and his representation of Congress in terms of hieroglyphic emblems in which the past was petriﬁed. : 100). ). Staiti continues that [I]n serving his own need to contain his fear of social chaos and the disintegration of American civilisation, Morse eroded the affective value of his pictures. In refusing to relinquish his private representational codes for public ones he created a private gallery of emblems, a personal house of representation, in which a private language operates behind his public rhetoric.
Derrida, 1992: 387) This returns us to the question of art. According to media theorist Bernard Siegert, the increasing speed of technology sees the development of realtime networks leading to the end of art: The impossibility of technologically processing data in real time is the possibility of art . . As long as processing in real time was not available, data always had to be stored intermediately somewhere – on skin, wax, clay, stone, papyrus, linen, paper, wood, or on the cerebral cortex – in order to be transmitted or otherwise processed.