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Unformatted text preview: Art notes 1 1/15 Intro to Art Reproductions of artwork, no matter what the form can be deceptive. How & why? 1. color and clarity (ex. Mona Lisa blue, yellow, brown) 2. texture (ex. Vincent Van Gogh oil paint) 3. size or scale (ex. Roy Lichtenstein enlarged comic book strip 8x13) 4. physical context (ex. paintings in Pompeii, Rome painted on wall, not canvas) Ways to think about art in history Stylistic Analysis-materials and techniques-colors and their relationships-the type of light portrayed-the use of space-figural style (face, hands)-composition Iconography or Subject Matter-religious subjects-mythological subjects-portraiture-landscape-still life-genre scenes Interpretation and Function-the artists intentions-the audiences responses-economic conditions-social aims-political and religious beliefs-music and literary ideas 1/17 Ancient Egyptian Art Figures 3.18 3.21 The Great Pyramids at Giza and The Great Sphinx C.2601-2515 BCE Names and Terms: Pharaoh- Kings of Egypt Mastaba- bench functioning as a tomb Re or Ra- God of the sun Ka- spirit that lives on after the body dies Khafre- lions body, human head (pharaoh buried in sphinx in sphinxs head) Lion~ strength king~ agility-Giza: west of the Nile River where the great pyramids are...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ART 31.101 taught by Professor Pearson during the Spring '08 term at Bloomsburg.
- Spring '08