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The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts

The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Read & Download Î 109 The National Gallery in 1973 Mr Barzun examines art as religion as destroyer as redeemer and in relation to what he calls its temper science but never forgets the basic essential As he says the last word on ar. Really managed to crystallize a bunch of scattered ideas swirling around in my head about why art is so fucked up and why people are so fucked up too I guess The ideas in this short book are uite forcefully presented meditations on like the Western soul and other abstract philosophical entities yet all ended up feeling instinctively true to me in a when you see it you can t not see it sort of way It s as if the inscrutable people we know of as art lovers and artists have clumsily dropped their scripts and notes and now we can pick the mess up off the floor and read it all to figure out exactly what these guys are all about I ll do my best to summarize the thesis here as simply as I canAt some point in the midst of the age of Enlightenment thoughtful souls began to feel that there needed to be something in life to guide us beyond rationality and empiricism yet few wanted to go back to the old religious ways Art with a capital A was settled on as encapsulating what this supra rational force should be Therefore the production of Art was held to be desirable for its own sake The idea was that the creation of beauty would in hope reflect images of a desirable world which would eventually guide us into bringing that world about This lead to a new unspoken self propagating ideology transmitted through works of Art which preached that1 The world as it is is ugly flawed and imperfect2 To make the world a better place art should be consumed and created3 The pursuit of rational utilitarian ends should be eschewed The problem is that this idea just doesn t work looking at beautiful pictures all day will not solve our pressing moral problems Rather than give up the fight however each successive generation of artists inevitably doubles down on their beliefs leading to the whole history of modern art going deeper and deeper into the ugly depressing irrelevant bizarre etc The previous generation of art didn t transform our forsaken world into an aesthetic utopia therefore we need to go deeper into revealing the world itself as ugly and abhorrent we need to go deeper into emphasizing the irrational etc Eventually leading to the baffling ruinous state of contemporary art today This is an interesting thesis to me It seems very intuitive to me when looking at the contemporary art scene that This Is Not How It Should Be that there is a sort of natural organic impulse in the human system to create art but today s artists have deviated from it drastically so drastically that almost everything that comes out of their mouth when they try to talk about art seems wrong as if they are approaching the problem entirely the wrong way This sense that we ve left a healthy way of living and gone horribly wrong somehow naturally has us looking for a Fall an erroneous historical decision to which we can give blame for the whole trajectory It s easy to find these scapegoats Marxism is a good one non representation is another but what this book implies is that the Fall is synonymous with the invention of the concept Art itself It truly is a Biblical narrative it s man as artist becoming self conscious which lead him to bite the apple of knowledge and be expelled from the garden This means that any artist who may dream of restoring Art to its former glory is in an entirely wrong place looking to Art for salvation makes you the problem in the first place A World of Ideas Conversations With Thoughtful Men and Women About American Life Today and the Ideas Shaping Our Future people are so fucked up too I guess The ideas in this short book are uite forcefully Brief an den Vater presented meditations on like the Western soul and other abstract Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen philosophical entities yet all ended up feeling instinctively true to me in a when you see it you can t not see it sort of way It s as if the inscrutable Once in Kazakhstan The Snow Leopard Emerges people we know of as art lovers and artists have clumsily dropped their scripts and notes and now we can In guten Kreisen pick the mess up off the floor and read it all to figure out exactly what these guys are all about I ll do my best to summarize the thesis here as simply as I canAt some Serafina and the Black Cloak point in the midst of the age of Enlightenment thoughtful souls began to feel that there needed to be something in life to guide us beyond rationality and empiricism yet few wanted to go back to the old religious ways Art with a capital A was settled on as encapsulating what this supra rational force should be Therefore the Artemis Fowl production of Art was held to be desirable for its own sake The idea was that the creation of beauty would in hope reflect images of a desirable world which would eventually guide us into bringing that world about This lead to a new unspoken self La esfinge maragata propagating ideology transmitted through works of Art which The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends preached that1 The world as it is is ugly flawed and imperfect2 To make the world a better The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig place art should be consumed and created3 The Spectrum 21 pursuit of rational utilitarian ends should be eschewed The Zanboomer problem is that this idea just doesn t work looking at beautiful Vögeln ist schön pictures all day will not solve our The Relativity of Wrong pressing moral Die Dämonenbraut problems Rather than give up the fight however each successive generation of artists inevitably doubles down on their beliefs leading to the whole history of modern art going deeper and deeper into the ugly depressing irrelevant bizarre etc The Apt Pupil previous generation of art didn t transform our forsaken world into an aesthetic utopia therefore we need to go deeper into revealing the world itself as ugly and abhorrent we need to go deeper into emphasizing the irrational etc Eventually leading to the baffling ruinous state of contemporary art today This is an interesting thesis to me It seems very intuitive to me when looking at the contemporary art scene that This Is Not How It Should Be that there is a sort of natural organic impulse in the human system to create art but today s artists have deviated from it drastically so drastically that almost everything that comes out of their mouth when they try to talk about art seems wrong as if they are approaching the Muffy the Demon Slayer problem entirely the wrong way This sense that we ve left a healthy way of living and gone horribly wrong somehow naturally has us looking for a Fall an erroneous historical decision to which we can give blame for the whole trajectory It s easy to find these scapegoats Marxism is a good one non representation is another but what this book implies is that the Fall is synonymous with the invention of the concept Art itself It truly is a Biblical narrative it s man as artist becoming self conscious which lead him to bite the apple of knowledge and be expelled from the garden This means that any artist who may dream of restoring Art to its former glory is in an entirely wrong Pinstripe Empire place looking to Art for salvation makes you the Rastafari problem in the first Saphirblau place

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The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Read & Download Î 109 T should indeed be mystery But that need not stop any of us from dealing with it as if we understood than we can And how good it is to have one's mind stretched to that understanding of Virginia uarterly Review. I have trouble digesting art criticism Maybe some of the things talked about in this book will sink in and inform me By the time that happens in the future I will be unable to say whether or not they came from this book or from other mysterious sources

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The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Read & Download Î 109 When an extremely intellectual extremely experienced extremely wise man shares his thoughts with others the result seizes the imagination at once Such is the effect of these essays a series given as lectures at. I found my notes to this book in a box in the loft part of what will become known as The Bryant Papers in a few decades I m sure These notes are nothing or less than a Complete Theory of Art and Art here means Everything from Rheims cathedral to South Park So here it is I m sure most of this is Barzun s ideas but I m pretty sure I added and tweaked a bit too and it s my list of examples at the end So THE VERY SHORT BUT COMPLETE THEORY OF ARTArt performs one or of three functions1 decorative aesthetic JB calls this art as the enhancer of life 2 Self expressive which may be called therapeutic JB calls this art as a sanctuary art as better than life a truer reality 3 Ideological aka inspirational which subdivides into a philosophicalreligious and b political JB calls this art as the detergent of life art for a better life Further all art in these categories can be presented in two distinct modesi the lyric the celebratory the incantation the expression of depth the interiorii the narrative an incarnation within a seuence of events the expression of breadth the exteriorIn order to make all this abstraction clearer here are examples of each function and each mode Not all are a perfect fitTHE NOVELDecorativelyric The Waves by Virginia Woolf not all novels employ plot narrative and this one is like poetryDecorativenarrative any comedy or detective story so let s say The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie or Right Oh Jeeves by PG Wodehouse These novels are wonderful decorationsSelf expressivelyric Proust I don t think people read him for the galloping page turning heart thumping twists and turns of the plotSelf expressivenarrative any autobiographical novel say Sons Lovers by D H Lawrence or The Country Girls by Edna O Brien I love that oneIdeologicallyric I guess this would be any major statement by an author in the form of a novel so Utopia by Thomas Moore or the Fountainhead by Ayn rand would do again you don t read these for the storyIdeologicalnarrative there are hundreds Germinal by Zola The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck anything by Upton SinclairPAINTINGDecorativelyric all Bracue s cubist stuff all Fauvism MatisseDecorativenarrative Renoir s lovely illustrations of Parisian life les Parapluies will do nicely or Her First OutingSelf expressivelyric all your abstract impressionists fit here Pollock RothkoSelf expressivenarrative The Beatitudes of Love by Stanley Spencer all about his own odd life and very movingIdeologicallyric all propaganda posters Soviet social realismIdeologicalnarrative Guernica by PicassoPOPULAR SONGDecorativelyric arguably the majority of pop songs exist just to decorate our lives and nothing Hello Goodbye by The Beatles is an example of a particularly meaningless song which I happen to like a lot but couldn t really tell you why Decorativenarrative comedy songs will do here let s say Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West by Bennie Hill or With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock by George Formby I hope you know that oneSelf expressivelyric here come all the mournful singer songwriters Mother by John Lennon Sara by Bob Dylan The great mass of blues songs fit in here tooSelf expressivenarrative The last Time I saw Richard by Joni Mitchell or Ballad of John and Yoko by the moptopsIdeologicallyric Four Women by Nina Simone Crime in the City by Neil Young What s the matter Here by 10000 ManiacsIdeologicalnarrative Deportee by Woody Guthrie The Byrds do a great version The lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll by Dylan Hurricane by Dylan Only a Pawn in their Game by DylanPOETRYDecorativelyric You re by Sylvia PlathDecorativenarrative The Eve of St Agnes by jovial John Keats The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis CarrollSelf expressivelyric Poem on my Birthday by Dylan ThomasSelf expressivenarrative In memoriam by TennysonIdeologicallyric all your great World War One poetsIdeologicalnarrative Essay on Man by PopeMOVIESDecorativelyric musicals often have little or no narrative content just the thinnest excuse for a story to drape the songs and routines over so any Fred Astaire film fits here or recently Moulin Rouge was there any story in that one at allDecorativenarrative superhero movies caper movies like Oceans 12 Bourne Identity all that stuffSelf expressivelyric Scorpio Rising by Kenneth Anger Pan s Labyrinth The Long Day Closes Me and You and Everyone we KnowSelf expressivenarrative Diner Slacker Hollywood Shuffle In AmericaIdeologicallyric Human NatureIdeologicalnarrative The Godfather trilogy Boyz n the Hood The Rapture I really want to see that one again but it s not available grrrWell it s a game anyone can play I found M Barzun to be a very stimulating companion


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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE I found my notes to this book in a box in the loft part of what will become known as “The Bryant Papers” in

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE An excellent concise brilliant analysis of how art has replaced religion in the last century I now understand why so much of modern art I find bewildering depressing and offensive The arrogance of the cult of art those in the know is also revealed for what it is This book is a happy vindication of my instincts about the

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE I have to begin this review by saying I am a huge fan of Jacues Barzun After being introduced to him through reading Dawn of Decadence when it was published I have read as many of his books as I can find He has an acute sense of culture and history and is a straight forward writer I was not disappointed in this book There are six chapters th

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Really managed to crystallize a bunch of scattered ideas swirling around in my head about why art is so fucked up and why people are so fucked up too I guess The ideas in this short book are uite forcefully presented meditations on like the Western soul and other abstract philosophical entities yet all ended up feeling instinctively true to me in a 'when you see it you can't not see it' sort of way It's as if the inscru

  5. says: Summary The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Jacques Barzun â 9 Read & Download

    Jacques Barzun â 9 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub â Jacques Barzun [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Nicely crafted essays on the way we've defined art in the past couple of centuries and on what we've expected from art redemption social change social definition Barzun is speaking to a general audience and the collected essays here originally given as lectures in the mis 1970s are presented without illustrations so there's a feeling here of being left without concrete examples but Barzun's knowledge of art history is sweeping and

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Jacques Barzun â 9 Read & Download Summary The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts The book includes a number of lectures by Mr Barzun to the National Galery London in which he shares his ideas about art It is an intellectual voyage with lots of statements to overthinkThe author cites Ruskin that a great nation produces great art After all all else passes but art alone endures It can shape the minds and emotions of men as well as enlarge their imagination Great art thrills and helps to learn

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    Read & Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub â Jacques Barzun [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Thought provoking but at times difficult to follow Barzun's massive intellect overwhelms The book which consists of a series of lectures could have been dramatically enhanced by illustrations and images of the art styles referenced Thankfully post modern art lacks so completely in imagination it didn't make much difference when he was speaking to it My takeaway from the book very simply put is that a society's Art ref

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Moderately difficult read but very much a classic This author is clear and concise about how we use and abuse art and how art uses and abuses us at times Barzun is a comprehensive historian with years of experience in stu

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    [The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts] EBOOK FREE Read & Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub â Jacques Barzun I have trouble digesting art criticism Maybe some of the things talked about in this book will sink in and inform

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    Summary The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts Jacques Barzun â 9 Read & Download Read & Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub â Jacques Barzun For everyone who is an artist Gives you a clear perspective of what Art is

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  • Paperback
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  • The Use and Abuse of Art AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts
  • Jacques Barzun
  • English
  • 22 September 2020
  • 9780691018041