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Update on 8 July, 2015
Proposal for cross-disciplinary interaction on the Modern Museum
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Our proposal is to visualize cross-disciplinary relation between various Art activities and historical development of Science, Technology, Economy and Society. I means gArth including all interactive activities between "persons who express" and gpersons who appreciateh. So broad sense Art is including not only painting and sculpture (narrow sense Art), but also Architecture, Music, Dance, Literature. Especially, painting, sculpture and architecture is communicate not by language but by visual, so more useful means for cross disciplinary communication.
In considering with visual environment of SL, or display of textures on panels is easy way in resource limitation, WeI want to select Paintings, Sculptures, Architectures, Music and Novels, mainly focused on since Renaissance to present age. In these period, societies are rapidly changing, and Art activities are also rapidly grown up among common people. I think panels are grouping on display floors by Style/ Mode, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Modernism, Postmodern, etc., and Viewpoints: relation with religion, freedom from religion, relation with industrial revolution, democracy development, etc. (please add other viewpoints) Floors are arranged in 3D space so that floor's altitude increases with the time goes to past. So participants of this project can extend to far past and other human activities as far as the regionfs resources allow. The Museum is designed as open and functioning so that visitors can overview whole arrangement from past to present. Please visit our test site at Farwell:

The Modern Museum
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This tour is a trip through time in order to overview Art history, from rock art 30,000 years ago, and through three revolutions on religion, industry and citizen-right.
Cave Art and
Ancient Roma

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- Bradshaw rock paintings, Chauvet Cave, France
- Flammenstil-Keramik, Giza pyramid complex, Nefertiti Bust, Hunefer. Olmec colossal heads, Dur-Sharrukin
- Rosetta Stone, Villa of the Mysteries, Venus de Milo, Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha, Nazca Lines, Asura (Buddhism)
Gothic and

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In this age, King needed strong religious order to control people, so, paintings were picture story for Edification.
In Renaissance, it seems 1st explosion of Art was occured. One of the reason is invention of Tempera painting technique. Before Renaissance, only Fresco technique, painting upon wet lime Plaster, could preserve paintings for long time. You saw Pompeiifs wall paintings, that is also Fresco, and Cave arts could survive by natural fresco by calcium carbonate.
And since Renaissance, Tempera, using fast-drying painting medium, enable painter to express more delicate Art and preserve their paintings for long time.
Another important invention was printing press. People became able to share their knowledge. And European people find new World, although there are not new for native inhabitant.
In anyway, people found Scientific approach based on data or evidences is useful and practical for economic activities. Traders and bankers became rich and strong, and even King became to rely upon them. King learned it is better to encourage them and collect taxes from them in wide spreaded economy.
Martin Lutherfs Protestant Reformation was one of aspects in this age. Of course, people and Artists are still living with religion, but they became free a little from religious authority. In this Age, religion teaches people to have virtue. Strong traders and bankers also hope to show their virtue to other people, so they became to support Artists. Then Artists were increasing, Art works became more variety, But Artists still painted under poweful patrons, so I feel there were many gogeous works which praise patronfs status and renon or religious authority. From Renaissance, paintings became Realistic and perspective. Why? I think in these Ages, people were living in success of science & technology, so they prefered realistic and perspective Art.
Baroque and

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Baroque age In Baroque age, we can find some private sense works, Georges de La Tour and Vermeerfs works look like Impressionism. I donft know why and how they could paint such works at this age.
and Rearism

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Industrial Revolution Now, we arrived at industrial revolution, Variety of Art was increased further, due to increase of rich capitalists. We can see new wave in William Blake and Antonio Canova Social revolution Soon, Citizen revolution Revolutions start from higher level of society, but gradually, benefits of Industrial revolution reached to labor level. Then 2nd explosion of Art was occurred. Citizens became able to enjoy their life, comet said from the standpoint of Free market, Art started since Impressionism I think Impressionism is not specified style or fashion but social movements. comet said since Impressionism, Artists became to paint not for own patrons but for unknown citizens through free market, like through Art dealers, through auctions, or citizens became able to appreciate Art at Museums, Galleries and Salons. In other word, all of Art styles or fashions after this age can be called as Impressionism. We can see symbolic expression in Japanese ukiyoe and African Art. Both affected to Impressionism.
Impressionism and
African Influences

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Hajime NishimuraAcomet MorigiAmotoko Moonwall̍iBUniversity of the Incarnate Word, USA

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Hajime NishimuraAcomet MorigiAmotoko Moonwall̍iBUniversity of the Incarnate Word, USA
Motoko Museum of Art History

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motoko Moonwall̍iBUniversity of the Incarnate Word, USA