Saturday, March 3, 2012
In Arts & Ideas, there is a passage on modernist artist-photographer, Alexsandr Rodchenko. The book reads that his photographs were purposefully taken at odd and unsettling angles so that the viewer had to think about the image to discern its true form and underlying meaning. He did this so that his viewers could not be "passive recipients" of his art form. I would like to point out that I think Alexsandr Rodchenko made his art the way he did for people like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that are very obedient and passive people... in fact I think that a lot of the art in the modern and post-modern period that we are studying was made to provoke passive people between the World Wars.
Posted by mere at 6:34 PM