Emotion and intellect
. Giacometti's work is instantly stirring. It is abstract, yet the implications of the forms, especially when combined with the knowledge of the title are immediate. Its emotion speaks loudly and clearly. Rodchenko's work is intellect all the way. The work is cleverly constructed- it is geometric analytical and very calculated. It explores and provokes the viewer in a very different way from[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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The constructivists as a group were vastly different than the surrealists. The Constructivists analyzed, prodded, tested and assessed- while the surrealists seemed play and mess around- making art into a random act trying to hash out the unconscious. Rodchenko's section in the constructivist "organization" was called the objective analysis group. The bases of the analysis were the structural elements and laws of composition used in the creation of a work. The effects of this return to the roots are clearly evident in Rodchenko's spatial constructions.
The surrealists were doing their own investigation into the creative process. At surrealist meetings led chiefly by Breton, pseudo psychoanalytical questions were asked of the members- seemingly to help them to emphasize the role of the unconscious in their creative methods. Giacometti's work is not utilitarian- nor does it attempt to be attainable by the common people as Rodchenko's work does. Woman With Her Throat Cut is a study in conflicting emotions.
Giacometti himself states that the piece was based upon a need to "find a solution between things that were full and calm, and clear and violent" Giacometti goes on to state that part of the solution was to depict objects moving in opposite directions.
It lies on the floor, darkly disturbing in its implications. The woman lies bare- triangular forms suggesting a spine are open to the air. She is twisted and used. The curved forms combined with sharp tooth like points create a very mixed message. Sometimes described as "insectoid" and "predatorial" because of the sharp angles- the work nevertheless is equally flowing. These sharp angles and insectoid features are connected by smooth liquid sweeps of curvilinear shapes. « mai multe referate din Psihologie