Gauguin's paintings from the Marquesas
Comment on anything (esp. gender as self-other) as we view paintings,
but instructor will ask esp. about primitivism.
- celebration / romanticization of traditional lifestyles
- closeness to nature
- less inhibited sexual expression
1. Is Primitivism an imperial or colonial attitude? If so, describe.
Why the modern west's attraction to the
primitive? Does it compensate for, or "give the lie to," modern first-world
dominance, or is it just more romantic condescension?
2. Do Mariah's attitudes toward Lucy embody
3. Does primitivism displace
the repressed sexuality of modern civilization on the
traditional-society "other?" Does primitivism sexualize the other?
Significance of repression of sexuality in
Of its liberation in Lucy?
113 “We have such bad sex”
162 going far away to live in a place of
uncommon natural beauty
Example of primitivsm in Picasso (Modernism)