Art Links for Philosophy 1361
Dr. Cynthia Freeland

Chapter 6: Cognition and Creation

Foucault and Velazquez

Velazquez Images,, from Mark Harden's Artchive. Las Meninas.
The painting, Las Meninas from the Prado Museum site, with a lengthy discussion of "How to look at a painting"; small-sized image but you can click on it to see the enlarged version, and the commentary is useful.
Another brief description, with clickable image for enlargement. (Web Gallery of Art) This 127K enlargement provides for the optimum web viewing that I have found.
A virtual tour of the painting and of the world of Velazquez, from a team of professors and artists at the University of Illinois, Chicago. A bit bizarre, but definitely fun, very interactive.
Brief overview of Foucault, The Order of Things, with a linked page of interesting references for a graduate-level course on Image and Text, taught at the University of Minnesota by Michael Hancher.
Representation Represented: Foucault, Velazquez, Descartes by Veronique M. Foti The Pennsylvania State University Postmodern Culture v.7 n.1 (September, 1996) (on-line article)
Picasso, Las Meninas, after Velazquez (just for fun!)
A class assignment from another class to discuss the Foucault essay, "What is an author?"
Annotated list of Foucault Web references
A description and analysis of Foucault's book The Archaeology of Knowledge (dense and text-heavy)

Francis Bacon (Irish/English Expressionist Painter, 1909-1992)

From Mark Harden's Artchive (Includes a brief informational statement and a list of 20 links to images. See especially his Study After Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X 1953 and also his Self-Portrait 1971.
Compare to the Velazquez Original here.
Francis Bacon Image Gallery.
A photograph of Bacon, by Bill Brandt.
Bacon, Image Gallery for early 1970s
Bacon, Triptych 1973 (This is the image discussed in Chapter 6 of my book, showing the death scene of Bacon's lover George Dyer in a Paris hotel bathroom. It is a disturbing image.)
Francis Bacon, from the Webmuseum, Paris (brief bio plus sample images).
Bacon (list of his artworks in the Tate Gallery, London. See Study for portrait on a folding bed" and Reclining Woman.
Bacon: Guide to on-line exhibits (from Artcyclopedia)
Bacon Image Gallery (look for the part of the site with links to a number of very interesting on-line articles).
""From muybridge the human figure in motion: woman emptying a bowl of water/paralytic child walking on all fours " in Amsterdam. and another reclining female nude in Spain.

Cognitive Science and the Arts

See On-Line Bibliography, maintained by Dr. Freeland

Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima

Information, links, and informal comments from our guest lecturer, Eric McIntyre
This site has a few good comments in the middle paragraphs about Threnody and the new style).
This is the one I quoted in my lecture--starting in the eighth paragraph).
Another site.
This one is quite fascinating...I think they put some scores in an art gallery...)
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