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As you enter today… In your sketchbook, answer the following: How do you know a drawing / artwork is successful? What is Art? What are the Elements of Art? Can you list them? What are the Principles of Design? Can you list them?
In your sketchbook: Draw exactly what you see on this image onto a post-it note. On the back, label it #1. Is it art?
Is it now Art? Why? What changed? Now, fill up the space by adding a design, a drawing, textures, shapes, lines, whatever…
“Onement VI” by Barnett Newman
Objective: Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014 Bell Ringer: In your sketchbook, answer the following: How do you know a drawing / artwork is successful? What is Art? What are the Elements of Art? Can you list them? What are the Principles of Design? Can you list them? Today… Students will investigate “What is Art?” Students will explore the elements of art and principles of design. Students will demonstrate understanding for the E’s and P’s of design by creating an “Exquisite Corpse” drawing. Students will analyze a work of art from the past.
Introduction to Art
Part One: What is Art? Part Two: Art Criticism and Aesthetic Judgment Part Three: Aesthetic Theories
What Is Art? Art or Not? - Shepard Fairey
What are the Fine Arts? Visual Art Music Dance Drama
What is needed to make art? 1. Good Composition 2. Media Skill 3. Expression
What is Composition? How elements and principles are organized in an artwork. Elements: The Tools Principles: The Rules
Elements (The Cat Looks Very Funny Singing Songs) Texture Color Line Value Form Shape Space Cat Singing
Principles Even Rowdy Children Play Under Very Bright Moons Emphasis (or focal point) Repetition (Rhythm) Contrast Proportion Unity Variety Balance Movement
Exquisite Corpse …and a little something about the Elements and Principles of Design
Find a Partner! With your partner, you are responsible for learning or reviewing together what the elements and principles are by creating an exquisite corpse. Manders will demonstrate.
Head = Shape, Emphasis Shoulders = Color, Balance Arms & Torso = Line, Movement & Rhythm Hands & Hips = Texture, Contrast Legs & Horizon Line = Space, Emphasis Feet = Shape, Repetition
Objectives: Fri. Sept. 12 Bell Ringer: Draw these two squares on post it notes and add too them in some way. Students will develop awareness towards art criticism and aesthetics. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the 4 steps to art criticism. Students will analyze a work of art. #2. Naturally, you’ll have to make up something here #3 #1, from before
Art Criticism and Aesthetic Judgment Part Two
Criticism Judging work of art using specific criteria.
Aesthetic The study of the nature of beauty and art.
How do you know if an artwork is good? Use the 4 steps in art criticism. Description Analysis Interpretation Evaluation
While viewing artwork ask yourself…. 1. What do I see? (Description) 2. How is the work organized? (Analysis) 3. What is the artist saying? (Interpretation) 4. Is this a successful work of art and why? (Judgment)
1.) Description (What do I See?) Make a list of all the things you see in the work. You must be objective, list only the facts. Include the size of the work and medium used. (Find in credit line) American Gothic, 1930; Oil on beaverboard; 74.3 x 62.4 cm; Friends of American Art Collection, 1930.934
2.) Analysis (How is the work organized?) You are still collecting facts, however, attention is paid to the elements and principles. You discover how the work is organized.
3.) Interpretation (What is the artist saying?) You will explain or tell the meaning or mood of the work. It is in this step that you can make guesses.
4.) Judgment (Is this a successful work of art?) You determine the degree of artistic merit. This is the time to give your opinions.
Judging Your Own Work Art criticism will help you analyze your own works of art. The four steps of art criticism will help you be as honest and unbiased as possible. The analysis step may be the most useful. It will help you perceive how you have organized the elements using the principles of design. When you apply all four of the steps of art criticism to your work, you should find out why your work either needs improvement or is a success.
Aesthetic Theories Part Three
Aesthetic Theories. The chief goal of aesthetics is to answer the question “What is successful art?” In their search for an answer, aestheticians have put forth different views on what is important in a work of art. These ideas, or schools of thought, on what to look for in works of art are called aesthetic theories.
Aesthetic Theories Imitationalism Formalism Emotionalism
Imitationalism: Literal Qualities Focuses on realistic presentation of subjects matter.
Formalism: Design Qualities Places emphasis on the design qualities, the arrangement of the elements of art using the principles of design.
Emotionalism: Expressive Qualities Requires a strong communication of feelings, moods, or ideas from the work to the viewer.
1. Good Composition 2. Media Skill 3. Expression Formalism Imitationalism Emotionalism What is needed to make art? Aesthetic Theories Do you see the connection?
Ways to establish CONTRAST 1.Large vs. small 2.Warm vs. cool 3.Textured vs. smooth 4.Geometric vs. organic 5.Hard edges vs. soft edges 6.Pattern vs. no pattern 7.Complementary colors 8.Dark vs. light
Ways to establish UNITY 1.Proximity – cluster objects closer together. 2.Overlapping 3.Repetition of an element style (any of the elements or brush stroke style) 4.Line up with an edge or contour 5.Developing and using a consistent style (same as # 3) 6.Feeling of space receding
The 5 Basic Rules of Space Creating Depth 1.Overlapping 2.Position Objects rise on the picture plane 3.Size Objects gets smaller as they rise on the picture plane 4.Converging Lines (Linear Perspective) Converging lines meet at the vanishing point on the horizon line 5.Aerial Perspective Atmospheric effects on color, value and detail
Review Questions: 1) What are the fine arts? 2) What is needed to make art? 3) What is the mnemonic device for the elements? 4) What is the mnemonic device for the principles? 5) List the elements. 6) List the principles. 7) What are the four steps in art criticism? Explain each. 8) What are the three aesthetic theories? Explain each. 9) Name at least 4 of the 8 ways to establish contrast. 10) Name at least 4 of the 6 ways to establish unity.
UNITY 6 ways to establish Unity 1. Proximity 1. Cluster objects closer together 2. Overlapping 3. Repetition of an element / style 1. Color, shape, line, texture, form… 2. Brushstrokes… (What makes your work special) 4. Line up with an edge or contour 5. Developing and using a consistent style 6. Feeling of space receding
CONTRAST 8 ways to establish Contrast 1. Large vs. small 2. Warm Vs. cool colors 3. Textured vs non textured 4. Geometric vs. organic 5. Hard edges vs. soft edges 6. Pattern vs. non pattern 7. Complementary colors 8. Dark vs. light value
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