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Modern Art Dramatizes Form

'.DAILY OFFICIAL nusua ummer

.. ...Lisle

Modern art appears to be a
simplistic term. It is casually
heard in coffee houses and cock-
tail parties, without the deference
of definition. However, in his
lecture on "Major Developments
in American Painting," a part of'
the Creative Arts Festival, Prof.
Albert P. Mullen of the architec-
ture design college demonstrated
the complexities of this familiar'
term, which he characterized as!
freedom of form, dramatization
of space and expression of the
"It has only been in the last
20 years that American paintingj
has come to seniority," Mullenj
said. Prior to World War II,'
many artists were concerned with
creating a native art and were
quite self conscious of their reg-
ionalism. In the last 20 years,
however, American art has de-
veloped a decidedly individual:
national character, which is en-
tirely based on beauty, truth or
Influx of Ideas
The reason for this change,
Mullen explained, was "a con-
junction of .fortunate circum-
stances." The war provided a
period for self reflection, and it
also brought an influx of Euro-
peans who presented new ideas.
The G.I. Bill, which some term
the "G.I. renaissance," enabled
self development free of commer-,
cial compulsion.
These forces culminated in the
New York School of Art, out of
which the action painters or ab-
stract expressionists emerged to
revolutionize American art.
In 1945 artists from various
parts of the country gravitated
to New York where they felt
"something was happening," Mul-
len said. There, in the presence
of Mondrian, Beckmann and oth-
ers, American artists for the first
t i m e consciously founded a
Lively Forum
In New York's "Eighth Street
Club," a diversified group origi-
nating as a quasi-social club, pro-
vided a lively forum of ideas. It

Supplementing his lecture with
slides, Mullen discussed the in-
fluence of Pablo Picasso in his
freeing of the figure and drama-
tizing of space. , "Reassembling
much of the history of art,"'Pi-
casso created a new way of re-
lating a positive form (figure) to
the environment and conceived of
space freed from renaissance per-
Discussing Claude Monet's
"Water Lilies," Mullen noted that
the suggestion of color and emo-
tion lacking in Picasso are to be
found in the "elemental organic
quality" of Monet's ephemeral
presentation. Using depth with-
out being representational, Monet
produced a limitless world and a
surfaceless space.
Personal Intuition
With the advent of Jackson
Pollock, these influences were
seen in American painting. Color
became a more vital part of the
Use of This Column for Announce-
ments is available to officilly recog-
nized and registered student organiza-
tions only. Forms are available in Room
1011 SAB.
*~ * *
Club Cervantes, Meeting, April 1,
8 p.m., Michigan Union, Third Floor.
Discussion: "Perspective on Peru."
* * *
Christian Science Organization, Meet-
ing, Thurs., April 1, 7:30 p.m., Room
528D, SAB3.
* * *
Friends of SNCC, Civil rights meet-
ing to discuss fund raising and educa-
tional activitiesin support of southern
civil rights work. Also programs for
summer and fall, in and outside of
Ann Arbor, 7:30 p.m., Thurs., April 1,
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union, Rooms 3K
and 3L.
,* * *
Guild House, Friday noon luncheon,
discussion, Mutu Gethoi, "African Na-
tions in World Politics," April 2, 12-1
p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
U. of M. Physical Therapy Club, Pic-
nic dinner, for physical therapy pa-
tients, April 1, 4:30 p.m., 13th level, U.
of M. Hospital.
* * *

language of abstraction, and,
much of art became concerned
with personal intuition. Pollock
produced an interior pihture ex-
ternalized with an "open signa-
ture of his fantasy," and a dense
linear pattern as in "Green, Gold
and Black," Mullen said.
Mullen characterized Maxim
Gorky as the most surrealistic
painter with his freely invented
forms, open space and assembled
planes of limited color. In his
"painting parables" Gorky mad(
"a fantasy of reality" by taking
a highly developed sense of form
color and shape and making o:
it an environment.
Not visual in the simple seise,
the work of William de Kooning
is a variation of the contempor-
ary artist's interest in spatial.
material and personal elements
Mullen said. An abstract expres
sionist, de Kooning worked on one
continuous plane, refusing t
create space in the old order of
The non-object art of Franz
Klein evidences an emotional
power in the way the paint is ap-
plied to the canvas, and the work
of Hans Hofmann increases the
importance of color as a lang-
uage, Mullen said.
"Broadway Boogie-Woogie" of
Piet Mondrian is an "endless
study of the basic and simplest
shapes and color," Mullen noted.
and the work of Mark Rothko
creates "moving, luminous, and
elusive planes of color."
As for pop art, Mullen feels
that it rejected the last 50 years
of painting in creating "the spoof
world of the comic strip." "Moral
indignation underlies this art," h

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Members of the 1961 Denmark Lisle unit represented more than ten different countries.


By ADA JO SPKOLOV Baldwins took a survey of student
opinion at several colleges and
If you want to spend your universities to determine what
summer traveling, working and students were looking for in a
living with people of diverse back- summer program.
grounds, and at the same time Baldwin found that to the stu-
encountering social and world Eatdwn fotat t t t-
problems, then the Lisle Fellow- dent an important part of the
is for you. program was the living experience.
shp frstre ieen r-Lisle provides constant personal
Lisle offers three diferent pro- and group interaction, in a group
grams-practical education, serv- where not more than one-third of
ice and exchange-in this country
and aroadthe members are of the same na-
and aroadtionality, race, or religion.
Home bases for the practical
educational programs are located From the survey, Baldwin also
in California, Washington, D C., found that the average young
New York, Germany and Den- American knows very little about
mark. Ameilcan life. Therefore the goal
In the practical education mem- of Lisle. is not only service, but
bers participate in a series of two also to learn, through participa-
to four team assignments in con- tion, how to work with other
nection with social institutions, people.
government organizations and ed-} Another Lisle aim is to develop
ucational groups. nranunderstanding of the world
In the past, students have through diverse contacts - inter-
worked for political parties, em- racial, inter - class, inter - faith.


Margaret A.
In being a gocetrieal megalomaniac
I have brought up mmy 69c tuxedo for your
Alpha Phi pledge fornal. Isn't it about
time you ask m e?
Respectfully yours,
Marvin Alan Oleshansky

Lisle workers in Denmark live cooperatively. This group pauses to
evaluate the day's experiences while preparing their dinner. The
aim of Lisle is to achieve an exchange of ideas and backgrounds
through group living.

also organized two downtown WAA Folk Dance Club, Folk dance 7710 South Quad, Hubcr House bassies and in racial strife areas.
with instruction suitable for begin-7
shows, not unlike the 'Salon Re- ners. Every Friday of fall semester, P.S. 764-0798 Mon.-Thurs. Eves. 8-12 Membership on teams rotates
fuses' of 19th century Paris. 8-10:30 p.m., Women's Athletic Bldg. with the assignments to afford
p -.-n-m ...-m .------ ..."..----E ----.nE----,_- __..-_ every individual a maximum interi-
XI :....... relationship with others in the
RIAEtE After each assignment a total
S.group evaluation takes place at
' RE TA Tthe home center.
T Hn MPSO RE AAIn the last three years service!
P o e 7100 programs have been developed in
Phone 761-0001 Columbia and Bolivia. These pro-
n 1 Ijects offer an opportunity for cre-.
on large 1ative work for people with skidlsi
SOone item pizza I in the area of community develop-
ment. For instance, last year Lisle
Monday Thursday workers built a bridge for a South
S Co n otAmersican village.-
*MARCH 30--APRIL 1rAmicnvlae
mim m m M ARCHm m - mm m mLisle also offers a.student ex-
_--___-___--_-----___--- __'" --I"-" ;"'--;.change program to the Soviet Un-
ion. This project provides an op-
>' portuiity to travel under trained'
I leadership, to see and learn
through experience about indus-
trial, educational, rural, govern-
mental, cultural and social insti-
tutions in the USSR.
The Lisle office, under the di-
rection of DeWitt C. Baldwin at
the ORA, is located in the Stu-
Sohd our ivesYou oredent Activities Building.
Baldwin and his wife began the
- Iprogram in 1936 in Lisle, N.Y. The
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VWith a universal attitude one is
able to understand differences
which are the root of prejudice,"
Baldwin said.
The following statement from
a member of the 1963 California
1 team portrays the Lisle spirit.
"Maybe at Lisle I acquired a more
tolerant view of people who are
different from me, because for the
first time, I was really forced to
live with people who thought dif-
ferently and lik e d different
things," a member of the 1963
California team said.
"Before, I had been able to ig-
nore them and spend my time
with people I thought I had
things in common with. In my
dormitory at school, I am forced
to live with different people but
lI am not in a closed society at
school as I was at Lisle.
"Our world at Lisle was cen-
tered in our house on the hill. We
did go out on our deputations con-
fronting the other world and
brought back our reactions. But
our main focus was our home base
where we stimulated and probled,
discussed and argued. We were
completely absorbed in our intense
and strange new land."

Hear the Keynote Address
on Student Leadership byD
Vice President for Undergrads-ndiana U.

In 1963 Lisle members helped to plan and construct a bridge in
an isolated village in Bolivia. Before the bridge was constructed
the only means for crossing the rapid river was by an unstable
system of pulleys

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