Articles for the Month of January 2016

Existentialism and Modern Art

 

image-1On Monday, January 18, the senior Aesthetics class visited the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in uptown Charlotte to explore the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti.
Among other topics, the senior Aesthetics class attempts to comprehend the philosophy of our modern culture as it is depicted in modern art.  They were asked: “How do we see Existentialism in the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti?”  Here is one student response, by senior Kaitlyn M.:
When one looks at the sculptures of Giacometti, one sees a troubled soul looking for answers and never finding truth.  Giacometti was attempting to discover himself while sculpting, painting and sketching.  Yet he was not deliberately following the existentialist method and thought.  Giacometti hated labels and refused  to adhere to any specific label.  It was Jean Paul Sartre who first identified Giacometti as an existentialist artist.  Sartre saw in Giacometti a lost soul in search of an absolute, struggling to identify with the world.  His description is accurate for most of the world after World War II.  [Below] is Giacometti’s Three men Walking.  This work of “art” consists of three elongated figures who have been hacked at until they [are] almost obliterated.  The artist was frustrated at not being able to find the answers he wanted and took his frustrations out on his art.

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Open House Rescheduled (Fri., Jan. 29)

Since the recent storm did not allow us to have school last Friday, join us Friday, January 29, 2016, for an Open House for families of prospective students, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

At the Open House you will have an opportunity to:

• hear about our university model (3 days a week)
• meet faculty and students
• tour the campus
• hear about our courses
• have your questions answered
• review the application process
• talk to a currently-enrolled Greyfriars family

 

 

Open House, Friday, January 22

Join us Friday, January 22, 2016, for an Open House for families of prospective students, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

At the Open House you will have an opportunity to:

• hear about our university model (3 days a week)
• meet faculty and students
• tour the campus
• hear about our courses
• have your questions answered
• review the application process
• talk to a currently-enrolled Greyfriars family