Presentation on theme: "By: Nermeen Hegazy. PART 2 – A THEMATIC APPROACH: LOOKING AT MODERN ART THROUGH VARIOUS THEMES Part of looking at modern and contemporary art is exploring."— Presentation transcript:
PART 2 – A THEMATIC APPROACH: LOOKING AT MODERN ART THROUGH VARIOUS THEMES Part of looking at modern and contemporary art is exploring a variety of common themes that are seen through art in the 20 th and 21 st century. These themes reflect current lifestyles and concerns in our society. Consider other artworks that we have already studied this year and how they may reflect these themes. IMPORTANT: Note the art movement that each of these art pieces are from because the way they show the theme is often impacted by the time period it is from.
Throughout the history of art, one of artists main influences has been the natural world around them. The following are some modern and contemporary examples of artists whose works are inextricably linked with nature, in a variety of media. This source of inspiration has become increasingly prevalent in artwork with the environmental movement over the past 30 years. INSPIRED BY NATURE
Art Nouveau style – focuses on organic shapes and avoiding the use of straight lines Roof features scale-like tiles, structures remind people of human bones, flowers and other abstracted natural forms (both familiar and strange) Made for a family who were trying to outdo their neighbors attached to them Antonio Gaudi
49. Antoni Gaudi. Casa Batllo. (1905-1907 AD) Barcelona, Spain. Roof features scale- like tiles, structures remind people of human bones, flowers and other abstracted natural forms (both familiar and strange)
Tom Thompson Thompson was the pre-cursor and inspiration for the precursor for the Group of Seven, considered to be the some of the best Canadian artists weve ever had.
50. Tom Thompson. Jack Pine. (1916) Oil on canvas. Inspired by the landscape northern Ontario in particular – this type of tree (the Jack Pine) is often seen in the Algonquin Park area The style is referred to as Canadian Impressionism – loosely based on the interest in capturing colour and light by French Impressionists to achieve a sense of place in the landscape rather than being an exact replica of real life
Bateman was born and grew up in the Toronto area, now lives in British Columbia He is and continues to be an avid environmentalist – believes that bringing appreciation of nature to people through his art with aid with wildlife conservation efforts. Robert Bateman
51. Robert Bateman. Clear Night – Wolves. (1981) Oil on canvas. Very popular among average Canadians for his highly detailed and realistic images of animals in their natural habitats
Andy Goldsworthy British artist known for creating temporary (ephemeral) artwork out of found natural objects – these are recorded photographically and allowed to decay on site Goldsworthy is known to use ice, leaves, rocks, sand, sticks and many other materials He sees his artwork as a form of dialogue / relationship with the natural world
This piece was created in Derwent Water, in the English lake district Knotweed stalks were woven together and stuck into the lake bottom, allowing the calm water to reflect the pattern to create a circular form 52. Andy Goldsworthy. Early Morning Calm. (1988) Knotweed stalks pushed into lake bottom made complete by their own reflections.
Ansel Adams Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist Was a member of the Sierra Club at age 17 and through his life; later a director of it
His photos are the best records of what the parks were like before tourism (Dept. of Interior) 53. Ansel Adams. Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Califormia. (1941) Known for his photos of the American west – particularly of Yosemite National Park