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Ch.2 Notes - Chapter 2 Art quality production or expression...

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Chapter 2 Art: quality production or expression of what is beautiful, appealing or of more than ordinary significance I. Pepper #30 photo by Weston a. Figure 19 b. Green pepper in black and white c. Weird shape but Weston thought it was appealing; he is trying to make us notice somethi ng we probably wouldn’t have seen or noticed d. He is monumentalizing this pepper (making it larger than it appears) and also makes it stand out e. He also took pictures of a cabbage leaf and the cross section of an artichoke II. Bathing at La Greenovillere By: Renoir and Monet in 1869 a. Café area in Paris on the Seine River b. Monet and Renoir were together when they painted this picture c. Renoir has a different focus but the two paintings are very similar i.Renoir takes more effort on clothing and Monet takes people not as seriously, they are not his focus (didn’t like painting people) III. A Man tricked by gypsies by Leonardo c. 1490 a. Figure 20 b. Art doesn’t have to be beautiful, considers ugliness as a form of beauty c. Draws from memory: he follows people until he can draw them from memory d. 5 heads that have exaggerated faces e. Pen and ink drawing on paper IV. Wounded Soldier by Otto Dix a. Figure 21 b. 1924- after WWI c. Etching d. Estic which is the study of beauty and perspection e. Wound of his head and blood is coming through the bandage, his eyes are wounded (from gas and trench warfare) f. Wounds are mental and physical V. Skull with a burning cigarette by Vincent van Gogh a. 1885-1886 b. Cigarettes are bad for you which was impressive because this was before anyone knew c. Presents another aspect of what we humans consider ugly VI. Tobacco by Jean- Michel Basquiat (fig 23) a. 1984 b. He was a teenage graffiti artist c. He died of an addiction so he knew the causes of tobacco Child Artists I. Searching for Bugs in the Park by Kojyu age 9 a. Covers the entire paper so he has some concept of using the entire sheet II. Mother Octopus with babies by Jason age 4 III. I can ride, I can ride my unicycle by Yuki age 8 a. Realizes her other leg is further away so it is smaller
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b. Uses all paper IV. Malia’s self portrait age 4 a. Uses a border to confine self- portrait Childlike Artist I. Composition IV by Wassily Kandinsky (figure 1) a. 1911 b. Tried to clear mind of adult worries so he uses children’s knowledge c. Also painted With the Black Arch and Blue Mountain II. Twittering Machine by Paul Klee a. Childlike rendition of birds b. Also painted Landscape with yellow birds (fig 53) and painted Insula Dulcamara III.
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