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Why study the history of ART? To learn about creative expressions, past and present creative expressions, past and present.
explore cultures without written records explore cultures without written records 1st examples of art (cave paintings) predate writing by over 26,000 years. 1st examples of art (cave paintings) predate writing by over 26,000 years.
urge to create art is seen in children before they can read and write. urge to create art is seen in culture from the earliest time. People have a natural impulse to build.
To celebrate god To celebrate god
To overthrow governments To overthrow governments
To make people think To make people think
To win fame & fortune… To win fame & fortune…
Above all, great artists want to express something deeper than talking or writing- … to show something beyond the reach of everyday vocabularies.
Is someone who pays for an artist to produce work A patron’s control…
Some are driven by a personal vision that the public doesn’t share or understand.
Michelangelo said that he had no human children because his works were his children.
The “Western” world comprises North America Europe Ancient Egypt Ancient Near East All other cultures are considered non-Western
Is the enclosure of spaces with at least some aesthetic intent
Buildings are designed to enclose and order space for a specific purpose.
Reveals the way people responded to and survived their environment as well as how they defined and defended themselves.
MATERIAL Value MATERIAL Value The actual material (media) used to make the art is expensive - GOLDBRONZEIVORY
Depends on who made it…. … and its aesthetic character …the work has stood the test of time.
Worthless in its time- now priceless
2 major functions of religious art are : to TEACH to TEACH religious significance cause entire groups of people identify with the object. religious significance cause entire groups of people identify with the object.
Paintings and sculptures that depict gods and goddesses make their images accessible/ understandable
In war, art gets plundered… Elgin Marbles early 1800’s Athens under Turkish rule…
Our reaction to art spans the entire range of human emotions: pleasurefrightamusementavoidanceoutrage
fright, avoidance, outrage
Art can attract and repel us. Love it or hate it…
Somber colors and jagged surface evoke the devastation of war. Kiefer, 1983
Duane Hanson Tourists, 1970 Trompe l’oeil
Composition Is the work of art’s overall plan or structure …how the artist chooses to set the piece up
Is what is in the picture (person, place, thing) is it a portrait? is it a landscape? is it a still life? is it a narrative? is it a religious picture/sculpture?... SUBJECT MATTER
CONTENT Refers to the themes, values, or ideas conveyed in the work.
Is to depict figures or objects as we actually see them.
Illusionistic Extreme realism…
If an image is representational but not especially faithful to its subject, it may be described as: IDEALIZEDSTYLIZEDROMANTICIZED
IDEALIZED - depict the object according to an accepted standard of beauty.
STYLIZED- STYLIZED- to distort certain features
ROMANTICIZED ROMANTICIZED – to depict the subject in a nostalgic, emotional, fanciful, and/or mysterious way. Church
An image may be representational without being realistic
Nonrepresentational/nonfigurative means the work does NOT depict ( or even claim to depict) real figures or objects.
ABSTRACT describes work that does not accurately depict real object or figures. However, it may capture or attempt to convey the essence of the object or figure.