Slice of Life 08: Modern Art and Bananas


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By Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, COERLL, University of Texas at Austin, and Project Director: Orlando Kelm. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
There are various art movements, all of which are taught in American schools. Art education is taken seriously in schools, and students become familiar with famous artists from different times and stylistic periods. Students are left to form their own opinion on famous pieces and movements of art. They use these opinions to inspire art of their own.
A: Eu tô aprendendo sobre arte moderna na escola. É definitivamente um conceito interessante.
B: Eu gosto. É uma maneira nova de se expressar.
A: Bom... quem é o seu artista preferido?
B: Eu adoro o Keith Haring. Ele transformou a arte nos Estados Unidos. Ele fez muita coisa durante a crise da AIDS e usou figuras simples para explorar temas complexos.
A: É, eu admiro isso. Ele era muito talentoso. E essas figuras são muito mais difíceis de recriar do que se imagina.
B: E você, Marina? Quem é o seu artista moderno preferido?
A: Mondrian. Eu adoro como ele desconstruiu a arte para chegar nos seus elementos mais simples: as formas básicas e as cores primárias. Faz você se questionar sobre o significado da arte. Ei, falando nisso, lembra daquela obra de arte que era uma banana presa na parede com fita adesiva e que foi vendida por milhares de dólares?
B: Lembro... totalmente ridículo. Ouvi dizer que o cara comeu a banana assim que comprou.
A: I’ve been learning about modern art in school. It’s definitely an interesting concept.
B: I like it. It’s a new way to express yourself.
A: Well… who’s your favorite artist?
B: I love Keith Haring. He changed art in America. He worked during the AIDS crisis and used his simple figures to explore complex issues.
A: Yeah, I respect that. He was very talented. Plus, those figures are harder to recreate than you’d think!
B: What about you, Marina? Who’s your favorite modern artist?
A: Mondrian. I love the way he broke art down to its simplest elements: basic shapes and primary colors. It makes you question what art is. Hey, speaking of, remember that art piece of a banana duct taped to a wall that sold for thousands of dollars?
B: Yeah… that’s just ridiculous. I heard that the guy ate it immediately after buying it.

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