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1 Painting is Communication
The Scream (1893) Norwegian painter Edward Munch

2 Content Content is the message the artwork communicates. It is the meaning of the work. The Survivors 1923 Kathe Kollwitz

3 Visual Images Visual images are a powerful way to communicate.
Kahlo, Frida The Little Deer 1946 Oil on Masonite 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in Collection of Mrs. Carolyn Farb, Houston

4 Communication Communication is a way of telling others about your thoughts, opinions, reactions and feelings. By the late '30s, Picasso was the most famous artist in the world. He was called upon to depict the brutality of fascist aggression in the Spanish Civil War with his monumental "Guernica".

5 Style Style refers to the similarities of work done by an individual or a group of artists, or from a particular place, or time period. Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night 1889 Oil on Canvas (29 x 36 1/4 in) The Museum of Modern Art, New York

6 The objects you recognize are the subject matter of a work of art.
The Figure- From ancient Greece until today, the figure has been one of the most important subjects in art—in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Portraits-If a work of art depicts the personal characteristics of a particular individual or group of individuals, it is a portrait. Self-Portraits-The artist Albrecht Durer was the first to paint a self portrait. Rembrandt painting 29 self-portraits—one almost every year of his adult life. Still Life-A painting or drawing of objects of things that cannot move is called a still life. Landscapes-A work of art which shows the features of the natural environment. Hudson River school artists Thomas Cole and Thomas Moran’s paintings of the western U.S. probably influenced Congress to establish the National Parks System.

7 Cityscapes-Views of City Street, plazas, courtyards, buildings, and activities in an urban environment. Animals-Animals of all kinds have been portrayed by artists in many cultures, both in realistic and abstract styles. Genre Subjects-are representations of subjects and/or scenes from everyday life usually painted realistically. The word “genre” refers to the common or ordinary. Narrative-this is art that tells a story. It usually depicts a realistically painted event with interaction and activity. Religious Subjects-Many artworks depict religious figures as subjects. Historical subjects-An artist may choose an historical subject to tell about or record people or events from history.

8 Literary Subjects-Subjects taken from writing such as sources from the Bible, or from famous tales, myths and legends. Social Comment-artists also create works of art to visually express their opinions about political or social issues relevant to their lives. Abstraction-it is the simplification of subject matter into basic and often geometric shapes. Abstract works are not realistic. Subject matter may be recognized, or it may become so simplified that it looses its identity and the design and arrangement of shapes become the subject matter. Non-Objective -works that are composed of colors, lines and shapes that are fully abstract, or not representational of anything. The actual subject matter, rather than trees, flowers, or people, might be color or the composition of the work itself. Expressionistic -a work that communicates to the viewer an artist’s personal or emotional feelings about a subject.

9 Art Movement web page

10 An art movement is a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time. (usually a few months, years or decades).

11 Claude Monet Impressionism

12 Max Ernst Surrealism

13 Artist Statement Not only does an artist's statement say something about their work (meaning processes/techniques/craftsmanship), but it also should give the viewer many compelling insights about the artist who created the work. (meaning/ideas/ emotions/feelings/inspirations/etc.)

14 Artist statements can:
_____ Contain information on your vision and ideas _____ Explain where you got your inspiration or ideas from in creating the work _____ Explain how you incorporated these ideas into your finished work

15 Artist Statements can:
_____ Explain why the artist enjoyed working on this piece the most _____ Describe craftsmanship _____ Tell the amount of time spent working on the piece _____ Explain what makes this a successful work of art _____ Tell why this work best represents the artist

16 Look at the art movement from the viewport of an art critic and an art historian.
Describe: Tell what you see (the visual facts). Analyze: Mentally separate the parts or elements, thinking in terms of textures, shapes/forms, light/dark or bright/dull colors, types of lines, and sensory qualities. In this step consider the most significant art principles that were used in the artwork. Describe how the artist used them to organize the elements. Interpret: An interpretation seeks to explain the meaning of the work based on what you have learned so far about the artwork, what do you think the artist was trying to say? Judge: After careful observation, analysis, and interpretation of an artwork, you are ready to make your own judgment. This is your personal evaluation based on the understandings of the work(s).

17 Your assignment is to create a painting that fits within your chosen art movement.
Do the research before you design your composition. Research is due at the end of third quarter. Painting is due at the end of the semester.

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