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  3. I can go to AS-120 (AS building is next to The Beach Hut, next to The Library) after class on Wed, at 3:45 and help anyone with anything.
  4. Make an appointment to meetup another time

4 Latina CSULB students holding 4x6 index cards that fit together to make an illustration of an artist's palette in front of a Mexican flag
pix from your ID Card Teams last week are on Flickr! 🙂

Points on BeachBored

All points through Week 7 are now up on BeachBored. Be sure to check your points and know where you stand! So far we’ve had 372 points possible. Here’s how many points you should have to be on track for each grade level, and how many peeps in 1p / 2:30 are currently at each grade level:

A = 335 points – 57 / 49
B = 298 points – 5 / 5
C = 261 points – 1 / 2
D = 224 points – 0 / 0
F = 223 points – 2 / 6

  • 1p GPA = 3.77
  • 2:30 GPA = 3.47

Leaderboard

Top 5 @1pm:

  1. Hannah Adams, 458
  2. Stephanie Arciva, 445
  3. Maritess Anne Inieto, 427
  4. Joy Elizabeth Uba, 417
  5. Carlos Villicana, 417

Top 5 @2:30:

  1. Lydia Chang, 503
  2. Nathan Davalos, 495
  3. Jamie Van, 447
  4. Yesenia Hernandez, 446
  5. Adriana Maciel, 424

Cool Website OTW

Nkechi Okoroma's website with a pencil and paper theme

Nkechi Okoroma

Check out Nkechi Okoroma’s cool website with the scotch tape and pencils and “papers” that look like you wrote a paper! 🙂

Photo overlooking The Brewery campus

The Brewery / Downtown LA

EC: Brewery Art Walk

22-23 October, 11am – 6pm
breweryartwalk.com

Speaking of Artwalks, a big one is coming up. The Brewery is a former Pabst Blue Ribbon beer brewery that’s been converted into a giant artist live-work loft space. Hundreds of artists have spaces there and about 150 or so will open their studios for the artwalk weekend.

Extra Credit:

  • Visit studios
  • Chat with artists
  • Take selfie w artist
  • Write a thoughtful paragraph about their work
  • Blog it
  • 5 points EC / artist
  • Up to 10 artists, so up to 50 points EC
  • Post by next Sunday night, Oct 23.

Wk 8 – This Week!

  • Art Talk Discussionat the bottom of this post
  • ActivitySketching @CSULB Japanese Garden
  • Artist Conversationnone this week
  • Classmate Conversation@CSULB Japanese Garden, normal format

Classmate Questions this week:

  1. What is a piece of art, of any medium, that you would like to share with everyone? Why do you like it and why do you think others should experience (read, see, listen to, etc.) it? – Carlos
  2. Would you be supportive of your child wanting to pursue an art career? Why or why not? – Anonymous
  3. Open your phones to the 1st page. What apps do you both have? What apps are different? Discuss! – Glenn

Write next week’s Classmate Question OTW here: Classmate Question OTW

Artist Conversations

Art Talk OTW

  1. 3 Million Years of Art History
  2. Joseph DeLappe
  3. Mahsa Soroudi
  4. The Mind in the Cave
  5. Graffiti Writing: Bomb It
  6. Classical Greece & Rome
  7. Renaissance & Baroque
  8. 19th Century

Interactive Art History Timeline

If you want to play with the Art History Timeline that you see me using in these talks, you can get your very own copy & the Freemind software to view, modify, or make your own, here:

Extra Credit?

Art110 students recreating Jacques-Louis David's 1818 painting The Farewell of Telemachus & Eucharis

The farewell of Kenny & Bock

Written by Glenn Zucman

BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, MFA, Intermedia Art, Long Beach State. Host of American Public Media's "Border Patrol." Host of KBeach Radio's "Strange Angels." Interested in Identity Art that explores our Oracle-at-Delphi-like straddling of corporeal and virtual realms in our new media century. Civil rights in online space. 10 years...
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88 Comments

megansalinas11

Megan Salinas
One thing I found very interesting and shocking was who was the creator of the encyclopedia, Denis Diderot. The encyclopedia as most people know is one or more written books that contain information over many subjects, so him creating this seems as though it was the basis for the mass amount of information that was founded over the years. These books shared the “accumulation of human knowledge” and I find this super intriguing and eye-opening because that’s one area that I really didn’t spend much time on, knowing the past authors and creators of different, extremely necessary books and information holders. I think we’re all very grateful and glad that these particular books were created because at some point in our lives, we have or will potentially use them.

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Tiffany Phan

Hi Megan, the creation of the Encyclopedia caught my eye as well! I always questioned, “Who created the Encyclopedia?” and I never really thought much of it because it was such a huge book that I thought there were many contributors to actually just put a name on one! Then when I heard about Denis Diderot, it really amazed me! The Encyclopedia definitely wasn’t created over night nor was the name, through years and decades, more articles, issues, and entries were created and added on to the book! It’s really amazing that a team of people took there time to develop and put together something like this!

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megansalinas11

Hey Tiffany. Yeah it’s super crazy to think that that encyclopedia was created by one person, because I agree with you that I thought it was a lot of different contributors to the overall encyclopedia. But it’s really cool and exciting that someone was smart enough to start comprising a book of all different kinds of knowledge and information into one book with many different versions and editions. I’m very glad that someone did that, because eventually the creation of Wikipedia happened and luckily that’s all more in our generations’ taste, so it really works in our benefit for school and other widely known information.

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adrianagmaciel

Hi Megan,
I have also thought about who invented the encyclopedia because when I was smaller my dad had one and I thought it was so amazing that you are able to look up and learn about so many subjects and people in one place. The fact that I finally know that Denis Diderot was the one who came up with the idea of an encyclopedia in which you are able to share different types of information and change the common way of thinking is so remarkable and ahead of his time. The fact that wikipedia was invented exactly 200 years later was a weird coincidence because now, the information was not only available to people who could afford an encyclopedia back then, but all the information was shared with the entire world and for free. It’s so cool that people want to share knowledge with the world and change the way people think.

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amazeeana23

Hi Megan,
I completely agree with you that it’s amazing just thinking about how someone came up with the encyclopedia. I always thought it was many people who came together and gave opinions but it has to do with individual knowledge and for Diderot to accomplish a thing like this is amazing. I find it incredible how 200 years later we still use encyclopedias, especially for research papers and other things like that. I just enjoy the fact that the availability of the encyclopedia is a click away because anyone can access it now, unlike before how there were only 4000 copies.
Ana Gomez

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melissapassarelli

Megan,
I agree with you that the invention of the encyclopedia is very interesting because it has become so famous and useful to many people. The goal of creating the encyclopedia was to share accumulation of human knowledge and it has succeeded. Today, the encyclopedia is a useful resource for students and teachers and it was the major achievement of the French Enlightenment. I agree with you that we should focus more on authors and creators of books and information holders because they deserve to be acknowledged for their hard work. I think that the encyclopedia was really successful because it has changed the common way that people think today.

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samanthagomezblog

Hey Megan,
I agree with you on the fact that we should focus more on authors and their works. Especially those who write informational pieces of text. The inventor of the encyclopedia was Denis Diderot, and will admit to googling him. I also found out he was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. I remember the first time I saw an encyclopedia was one that I was given and every month or so I would receive the next one. I remember questioning who would take the time to write all this information out. I frequently used the encyclopedias too for my school work.

Your fellow classmate,
Samantha Gomez

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Tiffany Phan

Tiffany Phan
Writing during the Enlightenment time, Denis Diderot served as chief editor, along with Jean le Rond d’Alembert invented the Encyclopedia in 1751. It was the first encyclopedia to include names of contributors and to describe the mechanical arts. It consisted of 17 volumes of articles, issues from 1751 to 1765, 11 volumes of illustration issues from 1762 to 1772, 18,000 pages of text, 75,000 entries and more! Diderot wanted to “change the common way of thinking” through expansion of knowledge and the development of critical modes of thought. Even though he invented the Encyclopedia, it influenced other people to create similar contexts just like it, for example Wikipedia. And over the decades, it grew bigger and with more entries.

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Mark Nguyen

Mark Nguyen

Hello Tiffany,
I also find the encyclopedia to be a very interesting thing. I never knew that it was produced in the 1700s. I thought that it was produced before then, but now I know thanks to this video. I also think its crazy how he was able to fit so much information about things into one book. Denis Diderot did all of us a favor by inventing the encyclopedia though. In doing that, he influenced future generations to come and eventually people came up with something called Wikipedia. Personally, I use Wikipedia for everything. I use it to look up general information for things that I may need or may be interested in. I think that most of us can thank Diderot for coming up with an encyclopedia. With his invention, we are now able read up on and learn about more information than we would have been able to before.

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adrianagmaciel

Adriana Maciel
Claude Monet was from Paris, France and he began the art movement named “Impression,” which concentrated more on the form of light compared to realism. One of his most famous paintings is named “Impression, Sunrise” and it depicts Le Havre’s harbor in a morning fog. Although his style caused a lot of controversy because his work did not look like a ‘finished painting,’ it was a very innovative movement which he embraced. I personally love impression paintings although, before this video I did not know that was the style name. I would see paintings on tumblr that would look so carefree with bold short brushstrokes and they would be fascinating to me because the elements were just very pleasing. I have always wanted to try to make an impression of my own but it is definitely harder than you would think. I’m so happy I finally know what my favorite style of art/paintings is!

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Nathan Davalos

I also would have to say that impressionism is my favorite type of art style. In my house there are paintings which look unfinished, and growing up I would always ask my parents why the painting are not finished or that they look like they are missing something. My parents use to tell me that it was finished and that the style was just like that. I grew to love this type of art because you can sometimes make your own meaning out of it. I sometimes like to draw sunrises/sunsets on the beach, I’ll add something different to them every time. I have my own meaning in what I drew but to the people that I show my drawings, they put a completely different meaning behind my drawings. This is okay because I think that everyone should have their own meaning behind art and life in general.

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amybecerraart

Amy Becerra

Hi, Adrianna! I also found it very interesting to learn about Claude Monet. He is such a famous painter. You always hear things like “it’s as beautiful as a Monet” or things like that that reference his notoriety. After hearing about someone so much, it’s cool to finally learn more about him and his art style. I never really studied his art style closely and didn’t know that the way he painted caused any controversy. I feel happy I learned something new about Impressionism and Claude Monet!

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Marissa Sar

Hi Adriana!
My favorite type of art is Impressionism too! It is definetly a lot more light colored paintings compared to the other art forms. For the Impressionism artworks, based on my research, it mainly trying to “capture the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it.” Another reason why this is my favorite art form because of the different bright tone colors that are used in expression of different outdoor scenes. It makes feel like I am there at that moment witnessing what the artist was viewing the scenery. I would also like to learn how to make this style of painting!

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Emily Tomasello - Art

Hey Adriana!
I really enjoy impressionist paintings, too. Before watching this video, I had seen pictures of impressionist paintings like Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise”, as well as his “Woman with a Parasol” and “The Water Lily Pond”. I’m a big fan of color, so the reason I am fond of impressionist paintings is because the artists painting them often rendered shadows and highlights in color rather than neutral white, grays, and blacks. I think that gives the piece a little something extra, and in my eyes, looks a little more interesting.

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Mark Nguyen

Mark Nguyen

The 19th century definitely gave rise to some very influential things that we still hear about even in today’s time. One example of this is the Encyclopedia, which was made by Denis Diderot in 1751. I never knew how or who even made the encyclopedia, so that was interesting to hear. It was also really interesting to hear that exactly 250 years later, Wikipedia was started. This just seems to follow the never ending trend of the past influencing what we call the present. Not only were there writings, but there was art as well. One big style of art during that time was Neoclassicism. Some famous artists during this time were Jean-Antoine Houdon and Jacques-Louis David. Some famous works of David are The Oath of the Horatii, the Death of Marat, and the Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis. His later work, The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis, can actually be seen in Los Angeles, which I think is very cool. Some other famous styles of art are Romanticism, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, and Realism. One famous artist to come out of this time who most people probably know is Vincent Van Gogh. Overall, I think it is really great how works of art that were produced so long ago can still be seen in museums today, whether they are the original or reproduced versions.

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Jamie Van

Jamie Van
Hi Mark,
I thought that the Neoclassicism style of art during that time was interesting. I was thinking to myself how much I thought that the aspect of neoclassism was really insightful since it reflected not only the lives of the people during that time but also of the transitional developments and progress going on during the time of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment involved aspects, such as liberty, nature, and natural law for the most part and created a lot of inspiration to go around for the future times to come. With all of the reflections of culture and new innovative styles, there were a lot of things happening during that time that allowed a new boost in the artistry of that time, which I think really just comes to show how art is something that can be made from inspiration and also become the start of it.

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Jamie Van

Jamie Van
After last week’s video about the Renaissance and Baroque, this week’s video introduces and explores the nineteenth century. The Enlightenment was an incredibly interesting, including the embracement of liberty, nature, and natural law. I thought that the aspect of neoclassism was really insightful since it reflected not only the lives of the people during that time but also of the transitional developments and progress going on during the time of the Enlightenment. In addition, it showed new styles and spirits of classical minds and really gave one a sense of how things were during that time. It drew a lot of inspiration into different views and the showed a lot of culture within the works of the Enlightenment. Furthermore, as a side note, I also thought that the prior recreations of Jacques-Louis David’s “The Farewell of Telemachus & Eucharis” by previous art students were really cool. I liked seeing all of the different faces making their own interpretations of a single piece of work.

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cslabell

hey Jamie, i agree; the Englightenment was a really interesting time. its a direct opposite to its counterpart: the Dark ages, where nothing was learned or invented. the Englightenment brought forth an array of new things in many more aspects than just art. But within art; it did a lot to move it forward. i think many of the traits and forms created in the enlightenment are elaborated on today. these art forms are what people nowadays look to and get inspiration from. i think it helps artists today appreciate landscapes a bit more and allows them to turn to landscapes for inspiration and to depict emotions. yes everyone’s imitation of the painting “The Farewell of Telemachus & Eucharis” was really cool to see. there was one guy who had a broom and was in blue, i think he was my favorite. i liked how the painting seems to be with elite people but then here’s this guy just holding up a broom instead of a royal cane of some sorts. hope you get to see the painting at the Getty and do your own interpretation of it!
-Claudia Sanchez

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Bunny Horn

It is interesting to learn about the time of Enlightens during the 19th century. Enlightenment begins in Paris then spread throughout Europe and to the United States. This states the beginning of modern political culture. One of the artist who represent this time period is Jacques-Louis David. Moving on to writing, an important person to that was mentioned is Diderot. He created the Encyclopedia and his goal was to “present in clear, accessible prose the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning.” I never know who invented the encyclopedia. He wants to share the accumulation of human knowledge with the four thousand people. Two hundred year later, Jimmy Wales invented Wikipedia and his goal is to share with the entire human race. I learned a lot to learn from the video. Also there a lot to learn. Focusing back to the 19th century, Neoclassicism is the art style. For example, Joseph Wright’s painting. Another artist is Jacques-Louis David did the Death of Marat painting and later did the Farewell of the Telemachus and Eucharis. It amazing how student’s creation of painting. Moving on to realism refer not to painting style but to the content. Gustave Courbet’s photograph painting has great meaning. Also the painting of the Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet was amazing. I learned a lot from this video.

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Alfredo Gonzalez

Hi Bunny,

I felt the 19th century was a great time with art, with so many artists coming from this time as well as the creation of the Encyclopedia. I enjoyed a lot the realism art, as it really showed how the people at the time were living. It gave us a perspective that not everything was great during this time and showed that even with all the struggles people had they still moved forward. Also learning about Gustave Courbet paintings were interesting to learn about, as well with he painting of the Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet.

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Nathan Davalos

Nathan Davalos
The 19th Century begins with the Enlightenment in the late 1600s. The Enlightenment was more of a time and had more advances in writing than it did in art. However one of the most famous works is The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis by Jacques-Louis David. Many past Art 110 students have recreated this piece, I was planning on making a trip up to The Getty Center but unfortunately something came up and I was unable to go. Next came Romanticism which focuses more on the beauty in painting, mostly of women. After Romanticism comes Realism which does not focus on how real the painting looks, however it focuses more on things that go on in real life. Like in the Painting of The Stone Breakers, the two mean are putting in hard labor probably for a couple of bucks to feed there self and their families.This painting was destroyed in WWII but it was recreated. Impressionism comes next, Monet is the first name in this video that I recognized, however I was unfamiliar with the works. Lastly is the Post-Impressionism which includes some art pieces by Vincent van Gogh, whom I am also familiar with. I did not know much about the 19th Century when it comes to art, but I now know that there were a lot of sub eras that had completely different art types.

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cslabell

i haven’t been to the Getty in a cool minute but whenever i think about the art there (although i know it has a ton of it and form different eras) paintings from the Enlightenment are what come to mind right away. paintings from the 19th century usually have individuals who look to have porcelain skin but with a pinkish undertone. for some reason they remind me of these angel sculptures that my mom used to have in the living room that i broke when i was playing with a ball inside the house. they are pretty but they all look the same. Men and women, children and adults all seem to have the same appearance, i could never really tell who’s who unless id look at the clothes on the person painted. pretty cool to know about the encyclopedia though. i always learned that it was a time when things were being invented and learned, and the encyclopedia is definitely a good example of that. i wonder what type of things were in the first version? Wikipedia has helped me out in my years too. i know that teachers and professors always say “don’t use Wikipedia because ts not credible”, but its been very handy. i always do more research then just Wikipedia but it puts information into words i can easily understand sometimes, so; thank you Wikipedia! i wonder if the guys who created it did it on purpose with the exact year span? it seems like the Romanticism era reflects its name by having a lot of nudity in its paintings, at least that’s what i notice. all similar bodies tho, no real variations or curves on women. Realism is also an exact reflection of its name, its like a breath fresh of air but at the same time kind of depressing because it shows that life isn’t a dream for everyone. this type of painting shows the hard work and struggles of daily life for many people. i think a dose of reality is sometimes needed in art and i’m glad such an art for as made. “Studio of a painter” is a really nice painting, i also notice that the picture on the video really is a connection through time. it does seem like we are an extension of the painting just looking at this naked model. whats on paper and whats real life only changes through clothing and light, but i’m sure thoughts in the minds of all spectators of the model are relatively the same. “Origin of the world” by Courbet; how awesome! i love it! Courbet was probably the first to say “mama gave you life and mama can take it away!”
By: Claudia Sanchez

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Bunny Horn

Hi Claudia,

I like your post. I learned a lot from the video. You should go to the Getty Museum someday. There’s a lot of painting to see. Especially, I love the garden at the Getty. It has a lot of beautiful structure. That where I take the most photo when I went. I agree with you that paintings from the 19th century have individuals who look to have porcelain skin. I thought it is pretty cool to know about the encyclopedia because I did not know much about the background. I agree that most teachers always say that “do not trust Wikipedia,” but sometimes it kind of help me understand the background of things. I agree that realism is an exact reflection of it names. I agree that the “studio of a painter” is a really nice painting because like seeing me watching the painting. I really enjoyed the video because I got to see different artist with different types of art.

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Valeria Gonzalez

Hey Claudia,
I agree with you on a lot of things! I was very little the last time I went to the Gettysburg, so I can’t remember much. However, I also realized that a lot of the people in the paintings during the Enlightenment look like they were made out of marble. It’s funny that mom also owns a couple of angel figurines who look like they were made out of marble as well. Although, Wikipedia is not considered reliable in college, it has also helped me in doing quick research. I also found the paintings from the realism era to be hauntingly beautiful. I think it would be pretty awesome if someone where to do paint a painting of me while I’m doing something ordinary. I liked that you also thought about child birth when seeing the “Origin of the World” painting because that’s what I thought about as well! The painting is not sexual unless you make it be.

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amybecerraart

Amy Becerra
This week’s art discussion centered around the 19th century. In this week’s art discussion video, I learned that the 19th century was an important era for art. It was the beginning of a lot of influential things that are still around, even in today’s modern art culture. Although not exactly art, one of the things that came about in this era was the Encyclopedia made by Denis Diderot (1751). An example that has to do with art more directly is the art style called “Neoclassicism” that came about. Artists that created art in this style include Jean-Antoine Houdon and Jacques-Louis David. Houdon was a sculptor and David was a painter. I thought this week’s art discussion was interesting. It reinforced my previous belief of how past inventions are used to build more advanced things. The example I got was the encyclopedia. Although encyclopedias are not used as much as before, they are influencing how information is being stored online (like Wikipedia.com, online encyclopedias).

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Pamela Ajoste

Hey Amy,

I also thought that it was an interesting discussion. During this time, encyclopedia was created which then lead to the start of Wikipedia. This just shows that the present still uses the past as a reference and continuing to improve and innovated it with the new technologies that we have now. Although, this era has been around for hundreds of years, it is still evident in modern art and lifestyles today.

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gabrielg454gmailcom

Gabriel Gonzalez

I agree with Amy, and it is really amazing how the Encyclopedia lead to other sources we have now in days like Wikipedia. Wikipedia is pretty much an online encyclopedia, it only says it in the name. It is crazy how back in the day, the internet wasn’t there, so people had to use their own knowledge and make a huge book about common and uncommon things to know. With no doubt things from the earlier centuries will continue to inspire most things in the present and in the future.

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hrandonbong

Brandon Hong

Hey Amy I totally agree with you that the 19th century was a booming time for artists. I didn’t know what neoclassicism was until I watched this video and I realized I’ve seen a few pieces from it. Jacques-Louis David art pieces were shown a lot at my middle school during art class, but I never realized I would see him again. If I did I would have payed more attention in art class. I also believe in the fact that we learn from our ancestors for example the encyclopedia was made by Denis Diderot and was further developed into a multitude of books and eventually wikipedia. Although wikipedia isn’t the most reliable source of information it is still pretty accurate on most of its part. I’m glad I’m not the only one that realized from this video that the past can always teach us new things even with old inventions.

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amazeeana23

Ana Gomez
It really amazes me the fact that all these time period connect to each other and it’s in a sense a kind of domino effect how the ideas of one lead to the other. The video depicted the Enlightenment and all the great ideas in the time frame. I always wondered when the Encyclopedia was invented and how someone acquired that much knowledge to write about all these topics. The video talks about influential individuals like Diderot who invented the Encyclopedia and later was upgraded by Jimmy Wales and created Wiki, as well as Montesquieu. It also represents a great artist Jacques-Louis David, and his incredible painting of the Death of Marat. I really enjoyed how students recreated it and hopefully I get the chance and maybe recreate it myself.

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leslie2213

Ana,
I completely agree with you in the creation of the encyclopedia. It is so amazing how ONE person was so knowledgable to create such huge series of informational books. Also the transition on to wikipedia was pretty cool how the encyclopedia influenced other artist to continue this information. One thing i did like was the recreation of the painting of The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis. Many of the student were very creative and other were funny, it also made me want to recreate that portrait. I think Glenn should give us that as an assignment, to recreate a painting from one famous artist, that would be fun. Overall, i also enjoyed the video it was very informative.
– Leslie Meza

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lizzystiller

Hey Ana,
I agree that it is so crazy how we can see everything relates to one another. When i was watching the video I was surprised that all of a sudden we went from art to encyclopedia. I can not thank the creators enough because without the encyclopedia there would be no wikipedia and I would really struggle with my homework. It was fun getting to see students recreate paintings. I think it would be a fun project to recreate famous paintings or sculptures and compare the two.

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Janett Moctezuma

Janett Moctezuma

Hi Ana Gomez,
I totally agree with what you say about the idea of the domino effect. All throughout the art history timeline we can see that everything is somehow influenced by each other’s work. For instance, Wikipedia that many of us use to get quick information. Who would of thought that Wikipedia was influenced by Diderot and his creation of the encyclopedia. When I was in elementary, I remember using the encyclopedia and never did I think back to who created this. The encyclopedia was a great source to get information for projects and thanks to Diderot and his invention I was able to get useful information.

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Marissa Sar

Marissa Sar
I am not really familiar with the 19th Century artworks. So, it was interesting to learn through the depictions on the timeline. I do remember in my history class in high school that we went over the Enlightenment period, and mainly over the philosophers at that time. Therefore, I was surprised that the idea of an Enclyopedie was invented during this time nor did I know a person name Diderot came up with the idea. Even with the past videos that we had to watch for Art 110, I am still amazed at how even past artworks can influence or link today’s artworks in different ways. For example, the Enclyopedie is linked to the modern day Wikipedia. Furthermore, I have never heard of Neoclassicism. So, from my research, the Neoclassical artworks were “serious, unemotional, and sternly heroic. Neoclassical painters depicted subjects from Classical literature and history.” However, Romanticism focuses on “imagination, emotion, and freedom.” On the other hand, based on my research, Impressionism “captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it.” This style of art would be my favorite because there are lot of bright colors that are used in expression of different outdoor scenes. It makes feel like I am there at that moment witnessing what the artist was viewing the scenery. As for the Post-Impression, my favorite artwork would be the “Starry Night.” I remembered in middle school all the students in my art class had to replicate this artwork.

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Zack Ngov

Marissa,

I also like the impressionist artstyle. I think the artstyle in the prior movements were very dark and life-like. The impressionist art style is more lively and it is like an escape from reality since the paintings are not exactly what we would see in person. I also like the colors used in them because they utilize contrast and bright colors. I did not quite catch that the main goal of impressionism was to capture the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. I thought it was more of a revolution in art that allows for better aesthetics and style. I think it is cool that the idea of capturing an image from a glimpse led to interesting paintings that actually look very good.

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Zack Ngov

I found this art talk really interesting because Zucman talks about a lot of different stuff. I never really bothered to find out who invented/introduced the encyclopedia and never thought about it either, so it was cool to learn that what we consider to be an encyclopedia was introduced by Denis Diderot. Jimmy Wales got lucky and was the first to think about having the encyclopedia on the internet. I looked up his net worth, and it is only one million dollars. That is very miniscule compared to Zuckerberg’s 55 billion. I find it crazy because wikipedia is number 7 in the Alexa rankings. Another thing that stood out to me in the Art talk was Claude Monet’s “impression, sunrise.” I think it is amazing he was able to challenge people and make them think that his painting is not just a sketch. The paintings of prior movements all looked very life-like and close to what we see in person. The paintings of the prior periods shown in the video all looked somewhat the same and there was little differences in the overall style. So, I think it’s great that Monet changed the meta and allowed painters of the future to have more individuality and style that can separate them from other painters.

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giancarlovento

Giancarlo Vento

Hey Zack, I also found it interesting to learn about the origins of the encyclopedia as I had never thought about it. The encyclopedia is especially relevant to today’s culture as we are in the midst of the information age with computers feeding us all the information our minds can handle. Also, I think wikipedia is a private nonprofit so that would explain why Wales has way less money than Zuckerberg, which is sad considering that wikipedia all east attempts to provide useful information while Facebook simply connects people. Not to discount the importance and influence on today’s world but wikipedia seems to be a more useful and powerful tool.

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lyds chang

Hey, if I recall, Wikipedia is a nonprofit organization/company which actually uses donations from users to help fund the vast website (there are times where they have a donation banner on the side). I agree that WIkipedia is a very useful tool (although it probably can’t be 100% trusted all the time) as a reference source and research tool. I also agree that the encyclopedic knowledge is more relevant now than ever thanks to the technology advancement allowing for better extensive research opportunities (did that sentence even make sense). Honestly speaking, I have to thank WIkipedia for getting me this far in life and coming in clutch for last minute papers (LOL).

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meganchung07

Megan Chung

Hey Zack. I think it’s pretty cool to know that jimmy wales was the first person to have a known website for being an online encyclopedia. What’s interesting is that I would think that it would have been created earlier? 2001 seems a bit late considering the fact that one of the main reasons for internet is to look up information. I’m glad you searched that up. That’s very interesting. I would understand why Zuckerberg would have a higher net worth but I did not know that the difference would be so great.

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melissapassarelli

Melissa Passarelli

The painting that I found interesting was the “Studio of a painter” by Gustave Courbet. I found it interesting because it is different than many other paintings in the world. The painting contains a lot of his characters from many of his different paintings in his studio including himself. In the middle, he painted himself painting on a canvas while a nude model posing for him but he is not looking in her direction and a little boy on the other side of his painting looking at the canvas with admiration. The painting has two groups of people. On the left is a group of workers or “stock characters” while on the right is a group of wealthy people. I really enjoyed this painting because I liked how Courbet made this painting to pay tribute to his work and time of seven years of his art.

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justinphamm

Justin Pham

Hi Melissa,
I also found “Studio of a painter” to be interesting as well. For me, it revealed a lot about the struggles artist had to go through in order to create their scenery, the amount of man hours required to pull the task, and the way males portrayed females. To me, it seemed like the female was naked for no apparent reason, since the artist was not drawing her, which could show how easily manipulated she could have been. There is also a little boy standing right there in front, and he would be able to mimic this behavior and carry it on through his life.

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leslie2213

Leslie Meza
This weeks art talk was of the 19th century. I am trying to recall if i ever learned any of this stuff in my history classes but no, i haven’t. One of the things that caught my attention from the video was the creation of the encyclopedia. The creator Denis Diderot, must have been a really intelligent person to have created such huge books. This reminded me of when I use to do research in middle school and I would have to look in the encyclopedias to gather information. From this creation both Jimmy Wales and Larry Sangers were influenced in 2001 and decided to create “Wikipedia.” Wikipedia is now for many professors and teachers is the worse website a student can get their information from. Since many say that wikipedia is accessible for people to change the information many professors don’t approve of it as a reliable source. Moving on, I liked the pictures that Art110 student recreated of The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis. Some of those pictures i found very created and some funny. I like the one where the male used a blue broom, i thought it was funny. I really enjoyed this video, especially because the 19th century is too recent and easier to connect too.

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Janett Moctezuma

Janett Moctezuma
This week’s art talk centered around the 19 century where the enlightenment era was very significant and had a major impact on people. It spread throughout Europe and to the Unites States. This was the time period where there was a revolution in the area of philosophy, society, and politics. Jacques-Louis David was a significant artist in this time period. As for politic he did various political paintings such as The Death of Marat. However, he then moves to a different style of painting that is more romantic like The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis. This specific painting is in the Getty museum in Los Angeles. I’ve been to this museum multiple times when I was in high school and I remember seeing this painting. It is interesting to learn that certain paintings have much more value and importance than others. Like how it was mentioned that The Death of Marat painting is seen as more important than The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis painting. Although both paintings were from the same artist one is seen more important than the other.

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justinphamm

Justin Pham
This week we were able to learn about the 19th century and how this era affected philosophies and revolutionized modern day learning. The 19th century also revealed a lot about the Enlightenment from the 1600s. For one, the Encyclopedia was developed and this covered a variety of topics to be learned which opened up many opportunities for people around the nation. As time progressed, the encyclopedia was refined and wikipedia came as a result. I’ve always been fascinated by this, as I always pondered how they were able to write accurately about so many topics without the tools we have today for research.

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jonathangirgis

Jonathan Girgis, 1pm:

It is amazing to me just how many things and particularly resources that we have today, whether we notice it or not, that have been based, if not influenced by these past paintings/architecture/books. Until today we have remnants of the political ideologies and science that came from this era. I really wish we’d have another Enlightenment. Something that we do now that would (positively) impact the future. It seems like there is instead more of a focus on our differences rather than what we can accomplish together. Which is frustrating. One has to only look at the past and see what a unified movement, in this case, among artists and writers and philosophers can accomplish.

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lizzystiller

When I saw the title of this week’s video was on the 19th century, I tried to recall from prior history classes of what I have learn. And to be honest I drew a blank. Going through the video I did find it interesting to come across the creation of the encyclopedia but I was also surprised it was put in with other works of art. It felt out of place, but the one thing we have been talking about most in this class is that anything can be art so I guess it isn’t really misplaced. I felt relieved to hear “Monet” as I finally know one of the artist we are talking about! It’s funny as I remember when I was younger my mom had these art books that taught you how to draw like a particular artist and my favorite was always Monet. Monet always had very calm and beautiful landscapes and while 5 year old be did not do it any justice, I had fun trying.

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Valeria Gonzalez

The Enlightenment started in the eighteenth century in Paris and spread throughout Europe and the United States. I had heard learned about the Enlightenment before, but I’m glad that a summary of it was given. Since empirical and rational knowledge was greatly valued at this time, it’s very fitting that Diderot invented the encyclopedia during this time. I’m definitely glad the encyclopedia was invented as it inspired the creation of Wikipedia. I know that Wikipedia is not a reliable source, but it’s a great tool when you want to quickly learn about a certain subject. Once again, the past influenced the present. Talking about the past, I didn’t think I had ever seen a Neoclassical painting but I was actually wrong. The Death of Marat is a painting that has always been really interesting to me because the man’s face looks so sad despite being sad. I had always thought that the painting depicted a suicide, but it actually depicts an assassination. I find the paintings during the Realism era to be hauntingly beautiful. The art is still beautiful but the paintings depict day to day experiences and activities. This actually reminds me of an exhibition I saw in the art galleries. As for impressionism, and post impressionism I have always loved Monet’s and Van Gough’s work! Monet’s water lilies series is one of my favorite paintings. Van Gough’s story always makes me emotional. I can’t believe no one ever saw beauty in his paintings during the time he was alive. It really goes to show that time changes everything.

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jonathangirgis

Jonathan Girgis, 1 pm:

I love this time period in art history. Two movements which I admire, the Enlightenment and the move towards Realism, really stick out to me. In the Enlightenment, you get a larger emphasis on science and political ideology that to this day, not surprisingly, have remained influential and studied. A painting like “An Experiment on Bird in the Air-Pump,” while not the least cruel depiction of a science experiment, still shows how important something like the sciences became. On the other hand, art depicted more realism, especially of the present, than before. While in the Renaissance, for example, bible stories were the focus, here you have the modern-day issues as the primary focus. The painting “The Stone Breakers,” in my opinion, is an emotional and touching work of art, one that expresses Realism perfectly. Without a doubt, the 19th century movement towards Enlightenment and realism was incredible.

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Pamela Ajoste

The Enlightenment was a very interesting time. It made advances in many different things like art and especially writing. During this time, Denis Diderot created Encyclopedia in 1751. Fast forward to 250 years later, Wikipedia was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sangers. This is just another proof that the presents still uses the past as reference but continuing to improve and innovate with the new developing technology. Neoclassicism was also very big during this time. Jean-Antoine Houdon and Jacques-Louis David were some of the famous artists during this time. David are The Oath of the Horatii, the Death of Marat, and the Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis were some of the famous works by these artists. Currently, we are able to see Jacques-Louis David’s 1818 painting “The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis” at the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles. A more familiar name that was famous during this time is Vincent Van Gogh.

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Gabriel Gonzalez

This week’s video made me think back to middle school in history class, when learning about the 19th century. One thing I do remember from my middle school history classes was that the Encyclopedia was written in the 19th century. Yet one thing I do not remember was who was the author of the Encyclopedia. The author happens to be a guy by the name Denis Diderot, who was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. It is really amazing that somebody had the capability of putting such a book together, that to this day is still helpful. As we most know, the Encyclopedia is simply a book made up of a bunch of other books in alphabetical order, that pretty much “covers all basic branches of knowledge”. The Encyclopedia in other words has just about everything, and it is really inspiring that someone was capable of putting all of it together, especially when it has 12 to 17 volumes, and there are 1000 pages per volume, that is just something impressive to me.

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giancarlovento

Giancarlo Vento

I learned a lot from this week’s video, such as the origins of the encyclopedia in 1751 by Denis Diderot. It’s crazy to think they printed four thousand copies of the first encyclopedia during those times. I find it particularly interesting because the encyclopedia is basically one of the first precursors to the information age we live in today and the internet. The desire to exchange and share all types of information has become a major part of human life today and the encyclopedia can be seen as the basis for this concept. I liked the realism pieces such as the Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet because they are raw images of real life. The Stone Breakers is the opposite of a Romantic piece, as it shows the back-breaking labor endured in order to maintain and survive. Courbet also carried his raw theme in his piece Origin of the World where he displays full frontal female nudity. It is easy to see how Courbet had a true grasp of realism and truly did a great job in displaying the raw nature of life no matter how harsh or offensive.

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Fatima Negrete

I liked how you said that Courbet grasped Realism when he displayed the nudity. I found it shocking at first, but then I was like bravo for doing that. He had guts because all sorts of people would have seen that piece in many ways. For example, offensive or inspiring. Either way the Origin of the World makes a statement in every angle.

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meganchung07

Megan Chung

I found interesting that in 1751 the encyclopedia was made by Denis Diderot. What is interesting about the year is that 200 years later, the wikipedia was created by jimmy wales and larry sanger. The encyclopedia was created in order to create a book where accumulated information could be stored and be easily accessible to people. 4,000 copies were made. Denis Diderot probably never envisioned that his encyclopedia would eventually develop into Wikipedia but it’s cool to know the origins of it.

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Jose Perez

Jose Perez
You’re right Megan, I thought the same exact thing. It’s amazing to think that something created centuries ago is still being used today, but more efficiently. Technology now has made view the encyclopedia more efficient, rather than the original hard copy.

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Alfredo Gonzalez

This week’s art discussion on the 19th century was interesting to learn. I never knew that the Encyclopedia was created by Denis Diderot on 1751. Originally had the goal to have a present in clear, accessible prose the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning and had only 4000 copies of the original printing. Then to know that 250 years in 2001 Wikipedia was created, that was fascinating to learn. Moving on to the realism part of the 19th century we saw paintings like the Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet which showcases the real life struggles people had to do to maintain food on the table. It showed people breaking stone and really showcased that people had it rough. Another famous painting by Courbet is the Origin of the World which has become a well-known painting and controversial as well for being explicit. Another famous painter to come out of the 19th century is Vincent Van Gogh. He is one of the painters that I always recognized as a kid and learned so much about. I felt like he was one of the few that just about every teacher I have had has brought him in class growing up.

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hrandonbong

Brandon Hong

In my life I never really asked myself who wrote the encyclopedia, but today was a learning experience. I always thought the encyclopedia was written by a random group of people like the SAT or the GRE, but now I know Denis Diderot wrote it. Being an engineer I don’t really focus on writing or written work for that matter, but I can still appreciate what Diderot did. I just think how in this day and age people find new ways to adapt the encyclopedia into modern technology, for example wikipedia. Also during the Enlightenment there were painters who had a significant impact on it. Jacques-Louis David was a significant artist during the Enlightenment. I like how he started with political paintings like the ‘Death of Marat’ and then moves to a different style of painting that is more romantic like The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis. This painting is at the Getty museum and can be observed, which I suggest some of you to go see if its still there.

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Emily Tomasello

What I enjoyed the most about this lesson was the information on Denis Diderot. I remember learning a little bit abut Diderot when I was in high school, but this video gave me some more insight. Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, and he was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment because he invented the Encyclopedia. His goal was to express the fruits of accumulated human knowledge and learning with people that were able to buy this printed Encyclopedia. That’s kind of a big task to take on, am I right? 250 years later, we get Wikipedia! Crazy. Another thing that I thought was really interesting was the information about Monet. Every time I hear somebody mention Monet, I think of the movie “Clueless” because the main character, Cher, has this one quote where she says, “She’s a full-on Monet… It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” This quote was derived from Claude Monet’s artistic style. I just always thought that was kind of funny. Anyways, Monet was the founder of French Impressionist painting and painted things like “Impression, Sunrise” which gives the name to the Impressionist movement. I definitely respect and admire Monet’s work because, though people rejected his work at times, he still made a lasting impression…

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itsjazelle

Jazmin Mejia

In Response to Emily Tomasello

I agree that it was a big task to take on to create an Encyclopedia during that time period especially since it was only one person that invented it. But if it wasn’t for Denis Diderot, who knows how much longer it would have taken for someone else to do it and who knows if Wikipedia would have even existed in our time period. Furthermore, you really inspired to go watch Clueless for the millionth time now because of the quote you gave. Now every time I watch Clueless and that scene comes on I’m going to think about Monet now especially that I know more about what he had to go through because of his style of art during his time period and that’s all thanx to this week’s video.
P.S: Is Clueless on Netflix?

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Henry Pham

Hi Emily, I find the quote that you posted really hilarious. When you look at impressionist painting, the art really is appreciated more when you look at the overall picture instead of individual details. For Monet’s paintings, the strokes do not finely complement each other, yet when it’s all done and finished, we can make out a clear image. Its a quality that has become ingrained within the art style due to the influences of Monet and at the same time received much criticism for not being conventional. However learning about the Impressionism movement reveals a lot of insight on how new art forms come to be, despite the opposition from the norm.

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reynareal

Reyna Real
This week’s art discussion was of the 19th century about the Enlightenment era which was a very important era that had a major impact on art and on people. I did some research on Claude Monte and found out that he is one of the most popular painters in this era. One of his paintings that I really liked was his 1881 painting of “sunflower”. The way he capture there beauty from an impressionism viewpoint really caught my eye. Another cool fact I learned from this video was that Denis Diderot was the creator of the encyclopedia which I didn’t even know. It’s pretty amazing that they printed four thousand copies of the first encyclopedia during the Enlightenment era.

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Daniel Martinez

Hello Reyna,
The 19th century was a very interesting era. The enlightenment period carried many movements that developed one of today’s best art and culture. Something that I thought was very interesting was how many people took the art and culture from ancient Greece and ancient Rome and brought it to their own countries. It is very nice to learn how much creativity and culture was shared among Europe in the late 18th century and early 19th century.

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beansartblog

Hi Reyna,
Definitely the Enlightenment Era was one of the most important time periods within the timeline we’ve been learning so far. Just like you I thought that Diderot was a figure of importance, due to the fact that he took records of everything that’s been learned within mankind. I also find it interesting how we have an expanded online version of this today. We use these for references and its crazy how these go back all the way from the 19th century during the time of enlightenment.

Arvan Arguelles

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itsjazelle

Jazmin Mejia

This week’s discussion video has to do with the 19th Century. This time period is known as the enlightenment period which begins in Paris and eventually spreads throughout the United States. During this Enlightenment period, writing was a big thing and 1751 marks a major accomplishment in writing. In 1751, Denis Diderot (chief editor) along with Jean le Rond d’Alembert invented the world’s first encyclopedia. Although, an encyclopedia technically isn’t art and aren’t used very much anymore, it still amazed me to know that two super knowledgeable people hundreds of years ago had the amazing idea to that create such a thing. What’s even more amazing is that because of that creation it inspired the creation of online encyclopedias like Wikipedia.com. Watching this video helped me realize that learning about history is actually important (although boring at times) because it teaches lessons, helps avoid mistakes that were already committed, and most importantly inspires people to continue on/ modify someone’s past work to fit into the era that we are living on today.

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Felix Huynh

Yeah, I was surprised that the encyclopedia was created so far behind when the internet was created. I had never learned about it before so I had always assumed that it was created in the 20th century around the time computers were first invented. The video surprised me when it talked about how it was actually created so many years ago and how even now it’s used to a vast amount. In the past I thought of Wikipedia as one of the first encyclopedias, but I was wrong, because it was created so many years after the actual first one. It’s cool to learn how history and the things people invented so far back are still used today, even if we don’t know it. This video was informational and showed how things like the encyclopedia, though not necessarily considered art, can last many lifetimes and give insight to the past.

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Zjlinney

Hi Jazmin,

Creating 4,000 copies of the encyclopedia that of the world knowledge with the technology they had is amazing. Since there is some much information generated having a hard copy print of every documented is becoming more difficult. Instead cyber space or the Internet is created an endless storage system that is more efficient than having a hard copy. The creation of the Wikipedia after the idea of the encyclopedia show do amazing form of sharing knowledge significant within each period of advance technology. I agree on how important knowing history is and through history lesson we can learn to provide the future of past knowledge and understanding of not repeating passed mistakes.

-Linney Sar

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lyds chang

During this week, we started discussion on the Enlightenment period (and the rest of the 19th century). Rather than a period of art, I had always thought this period to be the progression of literature, philosophy, and science/politics. There are many names from this era that had an impact on history, some including John Locke, Francis Bacon, Voltaire, and Denis Diderot. For this post, I’ll be talking about Denis Diderot. I remember learning about him in elementary during a class visit to the school library. We had a small “research” project where we had to utilize an encyclopedia. Before we got released to the books, our librarians gave us a brief history on the “birth” of encyclopedias. Diderot was a French philosopher and writer who wanted to provide comprehensive knowledge to give “the power to change common men’s way of thinking.” Albeit having many controversies surrounding the initial publication of the book, later on it proved to be very useful to many people and even in modern times today, people are still using it. I think that it’s so cool that someone teamed up with people to record all this knowledge and put them together to help people learn more about the world. It’s even more amazing that people have continued to create more encyclopedias to the point where there are 32 volumes (of Britannica) over the course of time.

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superyessi

Yesenia Hernandez

I agree with you Lyds. The 19th century to me was important because of political and philosophical progress such as John Locke and Rousseau. I too find it amazing how Diderot’s idea of an encyclopedia is still very prominent to this day. I remember an encyclopedia being a mandatory resource when I had to do research projects in elementary school and even middle school. However, now the internet is so big and easily accessible the encyclopedia has become digital. Wikipedia is the new encyclopedia. I have to say Thank you to Diderot because he thought it was important for knowledge be written down and accessible. Without encyclopedias many people would not have knowledge of the world.

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Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez
The Enlightenment period was a very interesting period of time. There were several movements that have inspired many aspects of life today. One of the movements that I thought was very interesting was the Neoclassicism movement. The Neoclassicism movement brought many Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome culture and art into a variety of countries in Europe; which was something that I thought was very interesting. The period of Neoclassicism coincided and reflected the developments in philosophy and several other aspects of the Age of Enlightenment. Overall, it was a very interesting enlightenment video.

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Felix Huynh

This week the video talked about the emergence of the encyclopedia, which in modern day is an extremely valuable tool for knowledge. This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone talk about the encyclopedia and the person that created it, so it was actually pretty interesting and gave me some insight to it all. The creator was Denis Diderot, who created the first encyclopedia in the 19th century. Later on, it was put into a different form on the internet for all to use. The video also talked about some paintings as well, which were a bit strange to me but fascinating at least. I did enjoy the video and learning how the inventions so many years ago became to invaluable to us today.

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Jessica Obrique

I loved this week’s video especially learning about Encyclopedias. I’ve had so many an alphabetized encyclopedia that I would read every day when I was younger! It was great to have mentioned the emergence of it. Learning about it’s history was pretty fascinating. Times have changed since then and a lot of information can be found online for example, Wikipedia, but it’s so interesting how things have evolved. Everything is a learning experience and with time things can be made better!

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Fatima Negrete

Fatima Negrete –Farias
When I saw the paining of Joseph Wright An experiment on a Bird in the Air-Pump, I felt bad for the bird because it died. I do not like bad things happening to animals. I know that I have seen this painting before, but I don’t remember where. I know I saw this before because I got angry when I saw the bird trapped because of the experiment and then it died. I love animals too much, so that’s why I do not like this painting… In Realism, I found the painting of the Stone Breakers that was destroyed in the bombing in WWII captivating. It’s true that out there in the world there are people out there working, doing massive labor, in order to survive. This is harsh living conditions and gets me depressed when I think about it (people doing a lot of stuff in order to survive). Now the painting that woke me up was the Gustavo Courbet The origin of the World. At first when I saw this painting I couldn’t help it but to laugh. But then I started thinking about how back then they didn’t have razors. In addition, having hair down there helps to prevent getting some infections and blah blah blah. The title The origin of the World makes sense because that’s where kids come from. But in order to create babies the sperm needs to find the egg, and well of course it is located down there.

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curlyhairboy

Darryl Nguyen
I felt bad for the birds as well. I don’t agree with killing things for the sake of art. But if things naturally died and we capture that, I feel it would be a bit better. I mean, who is to judge what is “natural” or not. I also have a strong sense of empathy when I see people or animals struggling for survival. It puts me into perspective that I should always be grateful for how I was brought up. I thought it was funny how you said that they didn’t have razors back then. Physical appearance and the expectation they had back then were different too. It’s interesting how things change throughout time.

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curlyhairboy

Darryl Nguyen
I haven’t opened up an encyclopedia in YEARS! When I need to look something up I simply “Google” it or “Wiki” it. But I believe we wouldn’t have these devices to look things up if it weren’t for Denis Diderot. Denis Diderot essentially created the first “Google”. It’s mind boggling how someone so influential is not well known amongst the generation who uses his foundations. I find it amazing that he was a french artist. He wasn’t just a genius for making the enyclopedia but he was also artistic and expressive through his art work. I think it’s amazing how technology has evolved art. Just how his encyclopedia evolved into other platforms such as Google. I wonder what the future holds. What will surpass Google? Only time will tell.

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Alfredo Reyes
This weeks art discussion was very interesting during the 19th century as i was able to learn again from the past history classes I have taken. I found it very intriguing facts from the video of how the encyclopedia was invented by Diderot in 1751. Also used the printing press making four thousand copies a goal to share this knowledge with other people. Another interesting fact from the video was in exactly 250 years later the invention of the wikipedia by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger to share with the entire human race. I also found it kind of funny of the painting of Joseph Wright, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air-Pump 1768 on how it might look like a vacuum could be killing the bird but actually shows the significance of how people are curious about scientifically during that era.

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beansartblog

Arvan Arguelles

Finally the 19th century! This is the time of the enlightenment, which is “characterized by the belief of rational, empirical knowledge over religious faith or mysticism.” This included the industrial revolution, the American Declaration of Independence, which shows that this period is very important. I learned that Diderot wrote the encyclopedia, which was expanded to our current Wikipedia site 250 years later. During this moment of time, Neoclassicism was the style of art. David painted gorgeous works of art such as “The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis,” which is found here in Los Angeles. In the period of realism, paintings emphasized the context of the work of art, instead of it being a style of art. I felt like the Stone Breakers was a very interesting painting, due to the fact that is shows how living involves the realistic view of working hard. Impressionism involved art that looks like an impression of a painting, Monet and Manet were important figures for this time in art.

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Dabidlai

David Lai

Hey Arvan! I can see that you are heavily fascinated by the era of enlightenment. I too have taken a huge interest in the creation of the encyclopedia because of its most contemporary form as the Wikipedia. Most, if not every English teacher believes that Wikipedia is not a credible source, but in reality, even they see it as an enormous pile of information readily learned by the public. The period of realism is essentially the most inspiring period because of the root word “real.” Art is seen to address the concerns going in on society, and as the previous styles of arts were heavily emphasized on romanticism and emotion, it fabricates the idea that life is perfect. However, realism attacks that notion and puts art in the form that it should be represented in, as a reality. The Stone Breakers was an excellent demonstration of the arduous efforts that creates the desired world that we live in today.

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superyessi

Yesenia Hernandez

Courbet’s painting was very intriguing so I did more research on it. especially since it was of a female’s genitalia. A women’s naked body is controversial even to this day so an artist doing it in the 19th century was bold. The painting is only of the body of a woman, therefore excluding the identity of the woman and sexualizing a woman’s body. However, there is a theory that Courbet painted the face of the woman in another painting and together they are a completed work of art. Some agree others do not, it is still under debate. The 19th century to me has always been characterized by the Enlightenment Era. Science and rational is the overarching theme. I like this era because it portrays the real world, both the good and the hardships of life. In addition, Van Gogh is an artist of this time and he is my favorite. My favorite is the sunflowers because they are bright and full of life but the opposite of how Van Gogh lived his life, tormented and suicidal. Impressionism is also an interesting form of art because something as simple as every brush stroke being evident was radical for art during the time.

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Belen Barragan

Yesenia,
I was also very intrigued by Courbet’s painting. Although the subject matter was interesting and controversial, what stood out to me was the title of the piece, “The Origin of The World”. I think that its such a perfect and in some way witty title. Because that is the origin of the continuation of the human species. I thought that was really cool. Like you mentioned as well, his move was very bold due to the taboo in nudity display. Although some websites I looked into, say that its an erotic display, I differ. I think given th title, he’s just trying to point out like “Hey! This is where we come from, lets not make this taboo”.

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nkechiokoroma

Hey Yessenia,

You’re right, a woman’s is pretty controversial today. I seemed to notice that many naked women have been painted on canvasses and sculpted. I think during the time, women’s(and even men’s) bodies were more appreciated and less sexualized. Today is pretty much the complete opposite which is pretty sad. For some reason, Van Gogh reminded me the “The Stone Breakers”. The realism that is represented through the hard workers of the picture reminds me of the tragedy that occurred when Van Gogh ended his life. It goes to show that not everything in this world is filled with rainbows and daisies. Although things in life get tough, that sadness, frustration, and maybe heartache that everyone goes through makes everything seem more realistic.

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nkechiokoroma

The 19th century was all about the enlightenment. I would generally hear a lot about this time in history classes in high school, but I never really knew too much about it. It was interesting to see how the invention of the encyclepidia dated exactly 250 years before the launched day of Wikipedia. This is just another example of how the work of some people can definitely influence others. Ion terms of realism, I really did love the remake of the portrait, “The Stone Breakers”. You can almost feel the blood, sweat and tears from the two men in the picture. Even though a lot of us have never gone through the type of labor the men are going through in the picture, it is pretty relatable in the sense that most of us work really hard to get where we need to go. Whether thats a baby trying really hard to take their first step, a college student working really hard to graduate, or a parents working overtime to make ends meat for their kids.

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Linney Sar

The start of the enlightenment period or the age of reason brought in a new form of thinking and different styles of art. Instead of baroque style being the high light of the century a different style or neoclassicism came into the nineteen century. During this time most artist took interest in expressing ideas and reason. One form of artwork that was interesting was realism. The concepts of this type of focus and art style reflected on life style and how many factors contributed to life during the nineteenth century. The artwork reflected values and beliefs of a person during that time. The painting The Stone Breakers (1849) is an example of a lifestyle and how hard it was to earn a living and survive. Having artists paint and create artwork about lifestyles, social influences, and economy impact on the people during the nineteen-century allows a closer view on social movements and issues people faced that were shown in paintings. This week video was interesting the artwork is very different from the Greek, Roman, and Baroque styles.

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reynareal

Hello Brandon Hong
I agree I to have never asked myself who wrote the encyclopedia. Denis Diderot was the one who created the encyclopedia he was a writer and a french philosopher. He made four thousand copies so that he can share the encyclopedia with everyone. Diderot was a very important figure during this era because he invented the encyclopedia. Its pretty amazing that because of his creation 250 years latter Wikipedia is created.

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Henry Pham

In the 19th century, there was a artistic movement called Realism that began in France in the 1850s, after the 1848 Revolution. The leader of the movement, Gustave Courbet, uniquely rejected the artistic status quo which was predominantly Romantic. For Romanticism, an emphasis was put on emotions and individualism meanwhile often exaggerating the situation. Courbet’s realism focused on what could be seen and on depicting things the way they actually were. Corbet often used his art as social statements and commentary. An example of this is when he used a grandiose style of art, which was reserved for people of importance, to depict peasants and workers. Realism spread itself later on and led to the development of other artforms, such as Cubism. Art does not purely develop linearly, as we have people such as Courbet, who go against the standard, revolutionizing art.

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Belen Barragan 2:30 PM

What I found the most interesting out of this video was simply talking about how the different eras were names and the explanation behind those names. I actually was really intrigued by the ‘Realism’ time period. For as long as I could remember, I thought that era was named because the paintings looked more realistic. But it was interesting to me that it was mostly due to the content matter of what was being painted. I think its also really interesting that Europe went from a very “rainbows and butterflies” era through the Renaissance where everything seemed positive and elegant and slowly went to a more realistic point of view of the world and the hardships. I did some further research on the Realism period and it began after the 1848 Revolution. It makes sense that there is this shift in the arts due to the large shift in society at the time. All the deaths and uprisings, probably evoked cynicism throughout the population.

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Samantha Gomez

Upon watching this video I was very elated to finally found out who the inventor of the encyclopedias. As I mentioned in a reply above I received my first set of encyclopedias in elementary school. I would use them for projects, or simply flip through them and read random facts. I didn’t know that they were created by a man named Denis Diderot. It is amazing to think that he was the statring point for what most students use to do their homework. Wikipedia. So in short , thank you Diderot.

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Dabidlai

The history of art has made its way through the veins of our country and world as a whole, primarily the 19th century. The amount of inspirations that arose from past creations and events shaped a lot of the innovations created by people today. Denis Diderot invented the Encyclopedia in 1751. It is absolutely incredible that so much information can be amassed into a document(s); I think of the encyclopedia as a printable-harddrive in the olden days and is handy at all times. Alas, the Wikipedia creation approximately two centuries later has been remarkable feat that contributes great service to the public to this day.
Neoclassicism was created during this time as well. The prefix ‘Neo’ means new, and the suffix classic, refers to ‘originality’. It is a paradox in itself because there is no such thing “New Classics”. However, the era of art rectified its roots with the revival of traditional art, literature, and writing according to the dictionary. A famous artist during this is notably – Jacques-Louis David. He had many famous works of such as ‘the Death of Marat’, ‘The Oath of the Horatii’ and ‘the Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis’. The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis is a painting by David and is available for observation and insight in the Getty Museum. Art has made its way around the country multiple times, and its growth is funded by the curiosity and devoted talents to better the world today.

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Jessica Obrique

While watching this video, you pointed out a visionary whom you loved that really caught my attention as well! Diderot was a man with a huge dream to make a vast amount of knowledge available to others to learn. I loved your explanation of how Wikipedia was created. I’m not sure if Diderot could have imagined that his achievement would have given birth to Wikipedia 250 years later. His initial accomplishment of creating 4000 copies turned into a massive online network, one that could be accessed instantaneously, creating accessible knowledge for the majority of the cyber using world. I would love to see his reaction now, if he knew what his initial dream has turned into something much much more. It would be awesome to see his expression if he saw the existence and success of Wikipedia.

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Jose Perez

Jose Perez
We are still seeing today that art can be found in the form of almost anything. For instance, in the video it stated that in 1751 Denis Diderot invented the encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is a great invention and is still being used till this day. I can consider this art because of the way it has evolved to modern technology. Dating back centuries ago, and still seeing it today, but just a little more efficient than before. The way it is now incorporated into today’s world is what makes it most efficient. I have never really considered the encyclopedia and the creator of it. After watching this video, it made me realize and consider other views about the story behind the encyclopedia.

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