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1 Art Appreciation Week 1: Introduction to the Course The Nature of Art (Ch. 1) Awareness, Creativity, and Communication (Ch. 2)

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3 Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (1917)

4 Every time you look at an art work, think:What is art?

5 What is art? Plato AristotleKant

6 Plato

7 His answer to what is art: art tries to reach the ideal (the God- like)

8 Aristotle

9 His answer to what is art: art should express harmony

10 Kant

11 His answer to what is art: art is the product of genius

12 What is art? Plato AristotleKant

13 Every time you look at an art work, think:What is art?

14 Deer and Hands, Las Manos Cave, Argentina (15,000 B.C.)

15 The purposes of art

16 Picturing everyday life

17 The purposes of art

18 Personal expression

19 Deer and Hands, Las Manos Cave, Argentina (15,000 B.C.)

20 Barnett Newman, Cathedra (1951)

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22 What does Cathedra teach us?

23 Artists have intentions

24 What does Cathedra teach us? Artists have intentions Our experience of art does not always match artists intentions

25 What does Cathedra teach us? Artists have intentions Our experience of art does not always match artists intentions Art can cause emotions, sometimes quite extreme

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27 The nature of creativity

28 All humans are creative: we create relationships, a home, goals for ourselves

29 The nature of creativity All humans are creative: we create relationships, a home, goals for ourselves Artists create art objects

30 The nature of creativity All humans are creative: we create relationships, a home, goals for ourselves Artists create art objects We create our responses to those art objects

31 What is art? On a piece of paper, answer, in your own words, the following: 1. Art is _____________________________. 2. Art is not __________________________.

32 Vocabulary the arts - "music, dance, theater, literature, and the visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, architecture)

33 Vocabulary Medium / media (plural)

34 Vocabulary Medium / media (plural) – The material and technique through which a work of art is made

35 The media we will study

36 Painting

37 Types of media Oil painting

38 The media we will study Painting Sculpture

39 Types of media Sculpture

40 The media we will study Painting Sculpture Architecture

41 Types of media Architecture

42 The media we will study Painting Sculpture Architecture Film / photography

43 Types of media Film and photography

44 The media we will study Painting Sculpture Architecture Film / photography

45 Purposes and Functions of Art

46 Communicating information

47 The Tree of Jesse ( )

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49 Purposes and Functions of Art Communicating information

50 Purposes and Functions of Art Communicating information Art for day-to-day living

51 Purposes and Functions of Art Communicating information Art for day-to-day living Art for worship and ritual

52 Purposes and Functions of Art Communicating information Art for day-to-day living Art for worship and ritual Art as personal expression

53 Other purposes and functions Social causes

54 Goya, The Disasters of War

55 Global Warning (Chaz Maviyane- Davies, 1997)

56 Other purposes and functions Social causes Art for visual delight

57 Miriam Schapiro, Heartland (1985)

58 Exercise # 1 1. What media is used? 2. What do you think inspired the artist to create this piece? What is the artist trying to express and how do you know? (What might the title of this painting be?) 3. How do you feel about the piece? (If opinions in your group differ, and they likely will, record everyones different thoughts).

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60 Edvard Munch, Jealousy (1895)

61 Munch vs. Goya

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64 For next time Skim Chapter 1 and 2. Read Chapter 3 (Visual Elements) and Chapter 4 (Principles of Design) Visit class website for this weeks discussion question


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