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Unformatted text preview: Art speak A) Formal elements Line/shape Color Texture mass/volume space scale/proportion Example: lines give sense of folding, depth, creates verticality, structure, solidity, sense of modulation. B) Subject Iconography Symbols and symbolism Mediumperformance art, photography, film, etc Compositionhow are figures/image compose, made up? symmetry? Bacchus takes center, x-shaped focus with smaller ideas surrounding central idea(Dionysus) Style: i.e. greek classical, gothic (period style), region, personal style (Picasso-esque, eg) Content sum total of subject, context, reception, interperetation Taylor iversea How would this picture if everything were furry except the cup? if it were filled with hot cocoa? how would it be different if filled with the animals blood. this shws us that art is about process and decision making. driving force behind contemporary art....
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- Fall '07
- Middle Ages, history essentialist attitudes/absolutism, enlightenment era break