Presentation on theme: "Let's Talk...In Pictures 40 000 year old Spanish Cave Painting 30 000 year old Hyena Cave Painting in Chauvet Pont D'Arc Cave in France."— Presentation transcript:
Let's Talk...In Pictures 40 000 year old Spanish Cave Painting 30 000 year old Hyena Cave Painting in Chauvet Pont D'Arc Cave in France
Imagery and Subject Representation or Figurative – The use of recognizable images, shapes and scene. Doesn't have to be realistic (Usually containing one of the traditional subjects we will discuss later.) Abstract – The simplification scenes or figures. Realistic details are omitted. (Using a circle to represent a head with no face.) Non-Objective and Non-Figurative – Pictures lacking recognizable scenes and figures
Subject Portrait – Depiction of an identifiable person Genre – Scene of everyday life Religious, Mythological and Literary – Images depicting Religious, Muthological or Classic Literary works Historical Scenes – Scenes of important historic moments. Landscape – An outdoor scene Still Life -A scene of nonliving objects eg: food, flowers or vases
Narrative and Symbol Narrative – picture that tells a story Symbol – An element that refers to an abstract meanings or idea.
Activity What does it mean? Look closer? Who is depicted in this image? How many figures? What are the genders of the figures? How are they dressed? What action(s) are occurring in this image? By whom? Between whom? What is the setting of this image- where does it take place? What time of day is it? (Day, evening, night?)
Other details The image was created in the late 19th century by the French artist Edgar Degas, and shows a dance class being conducted in Paris. Degas is perhaps best known for his pastels, paintings and sculptures of the theater, and of ballerinas in particular. During the time in which Degas was painting these images viewing the ballet and the opera were very fashionable forms of entertainment, particularly among the bourgeoisie.
What do you see now? Does this painting convey something about what life was like in Paris in the 1870s? What does it convey? Explain. Does this painting tell us something about what captured the interests of Parisians during this period? Explain. What is the theme—the subject—of this image?
Material and Medium Medium refers to both the paint used and surface which is being painted on. Includes: Oil Paint, Acrylic, Tempera (egg based), watercolour, pastel (dries quickly), fresco (on plastered walls) or mixed media. Canvas types: Scroll (paper or cloth), Canvas, Wood Panel, Paper, Mural, Mosaic, Scale – Size Texture – feel of the paintings surface R m
Colour and Light Hue – the difference between red, orange and yellow. Primary Colours – Blue. Red. Yellow Value – whether a colour is light or dark Intensity – Brightness Palette – Range of Colour
Miscellany ac Patron – Client for whom the painting is commissioned. Audience – The Group for whom the painting was addressed. Rock Art – Cave or Rock Surface painting (The oldest known paintings) Graffiti Art – Name of Art applied (usually illegally) to walls and trains. Usually with spray paint.
Types and Traditions Assignment Create a Timeline featuring a description and examples of the following Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque, Landscape, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism and Contemporary. Place each style on the timeline by the time which it became most popular.
And Finally The pictures physical qualities: What is the Medium and Scale? The pictures formal qualities: How does it strike the eye and mind? What is the scene or story? What is its meaning? Style/Period/National Traditions? Who is the Artist? What is the context of the painting? Your own personal response?