Presentation on theme: "What is Art? What is Art? What is Art? What is Art? What is Art?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is Art? What is Art? What is Art? What is Art? What is Art? 1. Ask the Class to define “Art”2. Name some different types of art.What is Art?What is Art?What is Art? What is Art?What is Art?
2 a piece of ART is the visual expression of an idea or experience
3 Art is COMMUNICATION Guernica Pablo Picasso 1937 137.4 x in. In Madrid.Commissioned by Spanish Government for the World’s Fair in Paris 1937GuernicaPablo Picasso 1937Depicts the Bombing of Spain by Nazi Germany during the Spanish Civil War
4 Before you can truly experience art you must first learn to Perceive . This means using your senses to analyze and interpret a piece of artwork in order to understand it.Just to look at something means you can recognize it as a car or a chair. To find the details in an object you have to spend time looking at it… sometimes touching it… sometimes listening to it (The Guitar).Can you remember the first time you saw an instrument? A video game? Someone doing a new style of dance… you were intrigued and wanted to look longer and study it.In this class I want you to look at things like it’s the first time you have seen them. Don’t take a still life or object for granted. Study every detail.Perception is to truly SEEINGwhat the art is Communicating.
6 The Purpose or Functions of Art Personal Function:The artist tries to express his or herpersonal feelings through the artwork.Social Function:Art that conveys a sense of family,community, or civilization. Cultural.Spiritual Function:An artist may create a work to supportthe Religious or Spiritual beliefs of a culture.Physical Function:Functional Art: objects use in everyday life— such as architecture, jewelry, pottery, furniture, etc.Educational Function:Art that has been used throughout time as a wayto pass on historical facts. Teaches about cultures.
7 Where do the Ideas come from? Ask class where they think ideas come from? Answers should vary…Books, Imagination, Stories, Myths, Legends, People (culture), Events (historical), Nature (environment), Movies, Spiritual Beliefs, etc.
9 Inspiration comes from natural materials found in the environment
10 People & Events Migrant Mother Dorothea Lange 1936 Street Crossing George Segal1992
11 Tilted Arc Richard Serra 1981 Tourist IIDuane Hanson1988
12 Vietnam veterans Memorial mayan lin 1981-82 washington D.C Historical Eventsfrom the past
13 Myths & Legends Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli 1486 Hades God of the Underworldwith CerberusBirth of VenusSandro Botticelli1486
14 Spiritual & Religious Pieta Michelangelo 1499 The Lamentation Giotto 1305
15 Techniques Self-Portrait Vincent Van Gogh 1889 Number One Jackson Pollock1948
16 Past Artists or Movements ALSOCommissioned by an Employee
17 The Language of Art Elements of Design Principles of Design Line The rules that govern howartists organize the Elementsof Design into an art work.The basic Visual symbols of art.Visual building blocks of an art work.LineShapeValueFormTextureSpaceColorRhythmMovementBalanceEmphasisContrastPatternUnity
18 3 Components of an Art Work Subject:The image viewers can easilyidentify in a work of art.Non-Objective Art has norecognizable subject matter.Composition:The way the Principles of Designare used to organize theElements of DesignContent:The message the workcommunicates.
19 4 Steps to Critiquing Art 1. DescribeDescribe what you see. What is the Subject?Do you know what medium (material) is usedto make the piece. What is visually in the work?2. AnalyzeHow is the work organized? Describe thecomposition in terms of the Elements andPrinciples of Design.3. InterpretWhat is the artist trying to communicate?What is the content of the piece? Guessthe meaning.4. JudgeWhat do you think of the work? Think objectively.Is the piece successful in communicating theideas of the artist?