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What is Art?
Art in Everyday Life Decorations posters, prints, paintings, photographs Sculptures Murals Architecture Design clothing, furniture Photography, Film
Cave Painting Cave paintings not for decorative purposes. Experts feel paintings likely were to bring success in hunting. This painting of horses was found in a cave in Chauvet, France. The paintings date back to 30,000 B.C.
The Artist Artists… give tangible form to the unknown give tangible form to feelings record events offer an innovative way of seeing
Recording Events Pictures can be used to record events, whether the event was seen by the artist or not. This painting, by Leonardo da Vinci, depicts what?
The Observer Art is like a conversation between artist and the viewer Perception plays an important role Experiences influence how art is viewed The same piece of art can look different to observers, and still be different from the artist’s perception.
Importance of the Artist Some art is valued simply because it is by a famous artist. This piece was thought to be by Rembrandt. When attributed to another artist, value dropped.
Beauty Art is often thought of as something that is beautiful. This piece, Grotesque Old Woman, is not beautiful, but considered by many as a great work of art.
Well-Drawn? It is a general conception that artists must be able to draw well. Woman with a Blue Hat, by Pablo Picasso
What Qualifies as Art? This “painting” by Stephen Taylor Woodrow is actually three people spray painted and hung on the wall. Is this art?
Tessellations Horses, by M.C. Escher The arrangement of repeating shapes which leaves no spaces or overlaps between spaces. You can usually see tessellation art on tile floors.
Quilting Quilting goes back to ancient Egypt, but piecework quilting is based in colonial America Quilting is now a recognized art form This quilt is called a Blue Star Flag.
Silhouettes An outline of an object against the light, commonly a profile portrait in black. The term usually refers to the side view of the head. Etienne de Silhouette made a hobby out of cutting out profiles.
Conclusion Art takes many shapes and forms Artists are people of all ages and races from all over the world Art is a form of self-expression Art can mean something different to every person What meaning does art have in your life?