In 2013, a century or so after the inception of cubism and futurism, is it possible to imagine a work (or works) of art made today representing a comparable understanding of the (an) avant garde? Why or why not? If the avant garde could exist in the present how would we identify or describe it?
Refer to at least two of the readings assigned in class, should be 250-300 words
Readings: chearles baudeaire, “the Painter of Modern Life”
Edgar Allan Poe, from “The Man of the Crowd”
Champfleury, “The Burial at Omans”
Stephane Mallarme, “Neo-Impressionists and Edouard Manet”
Felix Feneon, “Cesanne”
Henri Matisse, “Notes of a PAinter”
Peter Watkins, The Commune
Marcel Duchamp, “The Richard Mutt Case”
Alfred H. Barr, Jr. “from Cubism and Abstract Art”
Meyer Schapiro, “The Social Bases of Art”
Clement Greenberg, “Avant-Garde and Kitsch”
Moira Roth, “Duchamp in America: A Self Ready-made”
Andre Breton, “From the first manifesto of surrealism” “Surrea;ism and painting” and “from the second manifesto of surrealism” (p. 447, 457, 463)
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