Presentation on theme: "Disciplines of the Humanities Arts Disciplines Visual art- drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography Performing art- music, theatre, dance,"— Presentation transcript:
Disciplines of the Humanities Arts Disciplines Visual art- drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography Performing art- music, theatre, dance, cinema Architecture These arrange sound, color, form, movement, and other elements in a manner that affects our sense of beauty
Other disciplines Philosophy Literature Branches of knowledge that share a concern with humans and their cultures
Philosophic Inquiry Aesthetics- study of the nature of beauty and art Ethics (moral choice) Logic (reasoning) Metaphysics (ultimate reality) Both Plato and Aristotle (500 BC) thought art was an imitation and beauty is the expression of a universal quality Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) viewed beauty as not the perception of intrinsic beauty but also involving a subjective judgment
Common Terms Form- arrangement, structure of the work Content- what is the meaning, substance Artist- producer of artwork in any discipline Technique- process or method used Medium- physical material Theme- overarching idea Creativity- the act of bringing forth new forces & forms
Common Terms Symbol- tangible emblem of something abstract Fine art- prized for purely aesthetic qualities, individual expression or aesthetic interpretation of ideas Applied art- architecture, decorative art, art with functional purpose Artifact- product of a particular time & place Ritualistic: serving religious or spiritual purposes Secular- non-religious purpose Convention- set of rules or mutually accepted practices
What does art do? Provides a record Gives visible or other form to feelings Reveals metaphysical or spiritual truths Helps people see the world in new or innovative ways
Style Style- manner in which artists express themselves - body of characteristics that identifies an artwork with an individual, a historical period, a school of artists, or a nation Line, Color, Brush stroke
Art Criticism Formal criticism- applies no external conditions or information, we analyze the artwork just as we find it Contextual criticism- add to the formal criticism any related information outside of the artwork, such as facts about the artist, cultural surroundings, political conditions, public response to the artwork, etc. These are applied to enhance perception and understanding.
Aesthetic Perception & Response 1. What is it? We must identify those items that can be seen and heard 2. How is it put together? We must learn and use the terminology relating to those items 3. How does it stimulate the senses? We understand how and why what we perceive relates to our response
Art Critique Title Of Artwork Artist’s Name Media, Dimensions, Date Location of the Artwork
Description Describe the elemental qualities you see in the artwork giving details Tell about the art elements: 1)lines, 2)shapes, 3)colors, 4)value, 5)textures, and 6)space Describe any objects that you recognize
Analysis Discuss how the artwork is organized as a composition Tell about the design: 1)rhythm created by repetition, 2) balance, 3)the light source, 4)the focal point 5)perspective Discuss what it is that unifies the work
Interpretation What is the meaning of the work? Is it representational, abstract, or non- objective? What mood or feeling does the artwork evoke? What information does the title give you? What do you think was the intention of the artist? What is your reaction to the piece and what causes this response?
Judgment Evaluate the success of the artist. What can you say about the skills or craftsmanship of the artist? What was the artist trying to communicate in creating the work? Was this successful? Consider the subject matter, the theme, the arrangement of the elements, the design. Give specific details from the artwork. Judge the work good or bad/ successful or not- and defend your statement with detailed examples from the work.