Presentation on theme: "1) How does it feel to steal someone elses work? Are you comfortable with copying the work of others and how would you feel if you found out someone had."— Presentation transcript:
1) How does it feel to steal someone elses work? Are you comfortable with copying the work of others and how would you feel if you found out someone had copied a work of yours?
Appropriation Unlike copying or forgery, which attempt to trick viewers into believing they are looking at something unique, appropriation hinges on the ability of the viewer to recognize the original source of the image and all of its connotations. Appropriate: To take for oneself; to take possession of. To take without permission. The element of appropriation concerns the use of images and objects from other sources. This includes other artists, art history, books, films, newspapers, magazines, advertising and everyday objects. The appropriated items may be combined with other images or placed in a new context, or simply retitled. Artists do this to pay homage or tribute to another artist, or make fun of an image or an idea, or to cause the viewer to look at the subject in a new way.
Should art be original to the artist? Is it acceptable for artists to borrow from other artists or media? Have you ever borrowed from another source to create artwork? What is the difference between appropriation and copying?
Left: Robert Colesscott, Les Demoiselles dAlabama, 19855; Right: Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles dAvignon, 19076
Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio Artemisia GentileschiSalome by Titian
Andy Warhol used familiar, mass-cultural imagery comic books, advertisements, and celebrity portraitsto comment on America's consumer culture. He not only brought the everyday realm of tabloid photographs and grocery store aisles into that of high art, but also redefined the role of the artist: as Warhol and his contemporaries insisted, an artist could be someone who selected a pre-existing image and modified it rather than creating something entirely from scratch.
Thierry Guetta, who was made famous by being the centerpiece of Banksy's Exit from the Gift Shop documentary, has failed to persuade a judge that his artwork does not infringe on the photograph by Glen E. Friedman of the band Run DMC. The reasons: "lack of originality, framing (compositon, depth of field, lighting which were all decisions originally made by the photographer.
Is it APPROPRIATED………………..Has the original idea been extended, story expounded? In other words…… If you take a psychologists ideas and experiences, as explained through the eyes of a journalist, and turn them into a play, a work of fictionthis is a work of complex, appropriation.
Your mission if you choose to accept it….. (well you must accept it because your grade depends on it)…… Choose an artist from the MODERN ART ERA….1860s-1970s to and appropriate one of their pieces. Gather the the artists image AND your own references! Some possible artists include: Paul Cezanne Claude Monet Auguste Rodin Mary Cassatt Vincent Van Gogh Gustav Klimt Paul Klee Frida Kahlo Francis Bacon Jackson Pollock Roy Lichtenstien Andy Warhol Cy Tombly David Hockney Chuck Close Jeff Koons Pablo Picasso Edward Hopper Mark Rothko
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