Presentation on theme: " A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill. Perceive: To become deeply aware through the senses of the special."— Presentation transcript:
Painted in 1885 Portrait of his older and favorite sister who died of tuberculosis years earlier at the age of 15. What has the artist done to focus your attention on the sick child?
Personal function: To express personal feelings. Social function: To reinforce and enhance the shared sense of identity to those in a family, community, or civilization. Spiritual function: To express spiritual beliefs about the destiny of life controlled by the force of a higher power.
Physical function: To create/invent functional art. Educational function: Art is sometimes used to provide visual instruction. When not everyone could read, artists would use symbols to provide information.
The urge to create is universal! Artists: Creative individuals who use imagination and skill to communicate in visual form.
Nature People and World Events Myth Legends Creative Techniques Artists of the past Ideas commissioned by employers
*The Lackawanna Valley *George Inness *Morning Suprise *Terry Redlin
The Symbols in this picture tell a story: *The gothic window represents the couple’s European heritage. *The pitchfork represents their determination. *American Gothic *Grant Wood
*Leonardo Davinci *Ginevra de’ Benci Commissioned by her husband at the age of 16.
Symbol: Something that stands for, or represents, something else. Elements of Art: Basic Visual symbols in the language of art. › Line › Shape and Form › Space › Color › Value › Texture
Principles of Art: Rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art. › Rhythm › Movement › Balance › Proportion › Variety › Emphasis › Harmony › Unity
Subject: The image viewers can easily identify in a work of art. Nonobjective Art: Art that has no recognizable matter. Composition: The way the principles of art are used to organized the elements of art.
Content: The message the work communicates. Credit Line: A list of important facts about a work of art. Medium: The materials used to make art.