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INTRODUCTION: REVIEW. What is Art?  Form of expression with aesthetic  Organize perception  A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experience.

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2 What is Art?  Form of expression with aesthetic  Organize perception  A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill  Is communication – it is a language that artists use to express everyday words can not express

3 Perceive:  Is to become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object.  You train your eye to perceive

4 Purposes of Art  Personal Function  Social Function  Spiritual Function  Physical Function  Educational Function

5 Personal Function  Artists create art to express personal feelings

6 Social Function  Artists may produce art to reinforce and enhance the shared sense of identity of those in a family, community or civilization

7 Spiritual Function  Artists may produce art to express spiritual beliefs about destiny of life controlled by the force of a higher power

8 Physical Function  Artists and craftspeople constantly invent new ways to create functional art

9 Educational Function  Artist produce artworks, such as symbols, painted signs, to impart information.

10 Where Do Artists get Ideas?  Outward to their natural and cultural environment  Inward within themselves for creative motivation  Nature  People & World Events  Myths & Legends  Spiritual & Religious Beliefs  Creative Techniques  Artists of the Past  Ideas Commissioned by Employers

11 Aesthetics  The values that allow you to judge art as satisfying  The philosophy or study of the nature of beauty and art  Sensitivity to beauty in the eye of the beholder

12 Art Criticism  An organized system for studying a work of art

13 Criteria  Standards of judgment

14 A Four Step System 1.Description 2.Analysis 3.Interpretation 4.Judgment

15 Description  What do you see?  Just the facts no opinions

16 Analysis  How is the work organized?  The elements and principles

17 Interpretation  What is the artist saying?  You explain the mood or meaning of the work.  Your interpretation is determined by the first two steps.

18 Judgment  Is this work successful?  You use the aesthetic theories and qualities of art.

19 Aesthetic Theories & Qualities of Art  Literal Qualities / Imitationalism  Design Qualities / Formalism  Expressive Qualities / Emotionalism

20 Literal Qualities / Imitationalism  Are the realistic qualities that appear in the subject of work.  It has to look life like to be considered successful  Focus on realistic presentation

21 Design Qualities / Formalism  Places the emphasis on the design  The arrangement of the elements of art using the principles of design

22 Expressive Qualities / Emotionalism  Is concerned with the content  It requires the work to have a strong communication of feelings, moods or ideas from the work to the viewer

23 Forms of Expression  Realism  Representational  Abstract  Non-Objective (Non-Representational)

24 Realism  Represents the external world in an objective factual manner  This art deals with a subject matter

25 Representational  To reproduce recognizable subject manner with a slight distortion due to personal interpretation and style  This art form deals with a subject matter

26 Abstract  Imagery that simplifies, distorts or exaggerates the concept with personal interpretation and style.  Technique overrides the representation  This art form deals with a subject matter

27 Non-Objective (Non-Representational)  Not intending to represent actual objects or elements of nature.  Does not deal with a subject matter

28 Types of Art  Visual Arts  Performing Arts:

29 Visual Arts  Permanent  Audience primarily uses sight  Fine Art  Deals with process  Motivation is self, enjoyed for owns sake  Commercial Art  Deals with product  Motivation is client needs, commerce relationship and/or trade

30 Performing Arts  The human body is the medium  Occupies space and time within a moment  Audience uses sight and hearing  Process- rehearsal  Product- performance/show:never exactly the same  Fine Art  Commercial Art

31 The Basic Properties of Art  Subject  Composition  Content

32 Subject  The image viewers can easily identify in a work of art

33 Composition  The way the principles of art are used to organize the elements of art

34 Content  The message the work is trying to communicate

35 Credit Line  Is a list of important facts about the work of art  Most credit lines contain at least six facts  Name of Artist  Title of Work, This always appears in italics  Year the work was created  Medium  Size  Location of ownership

36 Art Basics  Materials  Tools  Medium

37 Materials  The object used as the base of the creation of art

38 Medium  Method of Expression  The material that is manipulated to create the image  Paint  Pastel  Charcoal

39 Tool  The object that manipulates the medium to apply it to the material

40 Symbol  Something that stands or represents for something else

41 The Elements of Art  The basic visual symbols in the language of art  Line  Shape  Form  Space  Color  Value  Texture

42 Principles of Design  The rules that govern how the artists organize the elements of art  Proportion  Balance  Unity  Variety  Rhythm  Emphasis

43 Harmony  When all the Principles of Design are working together

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