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High Culture and Low in the Modern Arts

Description

Among the most important phenomena of modernity is the blurring of the sharp distinction between high culture and popular culture that for centuries supported the system of the arts. Faced with a growing “aesthetic democracy” of the bourgeois world, high art has to respond to a public that no longer coincides with the exclusive upper classes, which traditionally commissioned works by artists, architects, and writers. While modernism and the avant-gardes claimed an independence that refused to make concessions to the public’s imagination, the artistic languages (historicism, kitsch, pop, postmodernism...) spread various forms of hybridisation between high culture and a culture that began as “low” and has progressively become mass culture. The course explores these artistic languages.

People

 

Pedretti B.

Teacher

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
2.5
Language
Italian
Education
Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 1st year
Master of Science in Architecture, History and theory of art and architecture, Historical-humanistic facultative courses, 2nd year