Classical Tradition And The Classical Era

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The classical tradition in the medieval times has an articulate work of art should stand by itself without the need of interpretation. As one literally scholar would state, the classical era states that interpretation is ambiguous, and “does not always prevail”. Yet, now in our society, art’s interpretation can be one or all: a parody, an abstract, a pastiche, or non-art. Pain and suffering constituted things with which for him to identify. His own family had made a grueling transition from the war and turmoil ravaged areas of Prussia (now Czech) Although many of his works have become instantly recognizeable, famous in their own right, the distinct themes of the classical tradition’s work have no direct meaning. The classical…show more content…
As Gericault referenced a tragic, contemporary event in ‘The Raft of Medusa’ from 1819, The classical tradition referenced events at the very time they occurred (see “127 Die in Jet”, “Tunafish Disaster”) . For him, the borderline between simulated time and actual time was blurry and often nonexistent. Whether events, people and things were ‘real’ or not became debatable However flip and casual his observations may have been, their credence (in this light) cannot be denied. The act of parody had very nearly become his denouemont, an all too-shocking reality, as well as History. As such, The classical tradition had left his mark for the ages. The term, under this tradition became the rise of the Avant-Garde is seen widely used in the field of visual art and literature. The term derives from the military term, advanced guard or vanguard and it reflects this movement’s role in art history as well. By nature, this movement was meant to be controversial- desiring to challenge the traditional art and the society as a whole. In the realm of the arts world, works of the Avant-Garde carried characteristics which represented pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm as well as tearing down the status quo. Began in 1850 in France, this movement led many artists to initiate works that are experimental, innovative and unconventional. The three essential features of an
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