The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself. -Pauline Kael
Excellent Resources Page 182 Books about well known artists Pages 184 Books about art from around the world Page 187 Engaging posters for young children (share beginning of Power Point) Page 195 Suggestions for art bags
Please look at the next 23 slides. You are given examples and definitions of various types of art work. Describe the artwork of the pieces in the front of the room and discuss the subject, media, and style of each piece.
Abstract Expressionism Art having no recognizable subject, with a focus on color and media, often applied in a kinesthetic way.
Abstraction Art that is based on real images but uses them as design elements.
Cubism Art that represents three-dimensional objects as if made of geometric shapes and forms.
Expressionism Art that focuses on showing emotions.
Folk Art Art done by people who have not had formal training in art or who use nontraditional art media.
Impressionism Art that focuses on capturing the effect of light. a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists, who began exhibiting their art publicly in the 1860’s.
Kinetic Art Art that moves or has moving parts.
Nonobjective Art Art that is not representational, containing no recognizable figures or objects. The term has become less popular, but was originally used to describe a type of abstract art, and was influenced by Cubism.
Op Art Art based on visual illusions and perceptions also known as optical art, is used to describe some paintings and other works of art which use optical illusions.
Pointillism Art that uses small dots of primary colors that the eye blends together.
Pop Art Art that is based on images from everyday life and popular culture, such as soup cans, clothes-pins and cartoons. Began in 1050’s in Britain and had a parallel movement in the United States.
Romanticism 18th century art that attempts to make everything look more beautiful and wonderful than in reality. It was a revolt against aristocratic, social, and political norms
Surrealism Art that features the element of surprise, and unexpected juxtapositions
MEDIA Acrylic painting - A painting made from acrylic polymer paints. Collage - A picture containing glued-on objects or paper.
Drawing - A picture made from any linear art material: pencil, marker, charcoal, pen and ink. Fresco - A painting made with wet plaster.
Mixed Media - A picture or sculpture made from a combination of materials, such as paint, paper, wire and fabric. Mobile - Three- dimensional art that moves.
Monoprint - A picture made using a technique that produces only one print. Oil - A painting done with oil-based pigments.
Pastel - A drawing made from soft, colored chalks. Print - A picture made using any of the printing techniques that produce multiple copies, including woodcuts, serigraph (silk screen), and etching.
Sculpture - A three-dimensional artwork. Sculpture can be made from a limitless variety of materials, including wood, stone, clay, metal, found objects, paper- mache, fabric, plaster, wax, and resins. SUBJECT Abstract - A picture emphasizing shapes, colors, lines, and texture over subject matter.
Cityscape - A view of a city. Interior - A picture showing the inside of a room.
Landscape - An outdoor scene. Portrait - A picture of a person.
Seascape - A view of the sea. Still Life - An arrangement of objects on a surface.
What is the Style (Cubism, Impressionism etc.) Media (Chalk, oil paint, pencil etc.) & Subject (still life, portrait etc.) of each piece of artwork?
Exposing Children to Artwork Pretend you are making an art bag to go with each poster. What object would you place in the bag with the copy of the poster? What kinds of questions could be placed in the bag for parents to discuss with their children. Do this with a partner.
Post on the wiki a one paragraph reaction about this class on “the world’s art.” What is your favorite style, media, and subject in art? Why do you think you prefer they type of art that you do? Have you found anything new that you like so far in this course or since you’ve come to Wilmington? Study for Midterm over Chapters 1-7 on Tuesday, March 1st