Intro to Visual Art Notes.pdf - Chapter 1 A world of Art II What’s an artist’s effect on society Artist’s make a visual record of the people

Intro to Visual Art Notes.pdf - Chapter 1 A world of Art II...

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Chapter 1: A world of Art II 8/24/18 What’s an artist’s effect on society? Artist’s make a visual record of the people. Places ad events in time John Ahearn and Rig. Torres Pat, 1982 Who is Pat? An ordinary woman. Traditionally, painting and photography is expected for prestige. (Celebs, businessmen) Claude Monet, The Bridge of Europe. 1877 Paris train station handled millions of commuters, a portrait of the modern world, significant symbol 3: Artists make, Functional objects and structures (buildings), (Clothing) Newest form of aesthetic: structures melding with nature Renzo Piano, Jean Marie Tjibaou Culturual Center (!991,1998) Art represents other truths. Other realities have little to do with beauty, or aesthetic response 4. Artists give form to immaterial. Hidden or universal truths, spiritual forces, personal feelings Pablo Picasso: representations of women Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930 Invented expressive images of tension (Cubism like style, meant to not be aesthetically pleasing) Picasso’s collection of african and oceanic art Picasso, The young ladies of Avigon, 1907
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(Ten Talking points) ? Subject Matter: Prostitutes (Cubism) Narrative idea contrasting the dangers and joys. His own interest but fear in women Medical Student, Sailor, and Five Nudes (Woman in Avlon) Twisted around, back to viewer but so is face. Seen from both front and back About the Ambiguity of Experience Cubism: Shifting perspectives Abstract, multiple angles, shifting planes Noses are in profile but face viewer, similar to african paintings and masks 8/27/18 The image of God. God is a spiritual unknown who can only be imagined Jan Van Eyck , The Ghent Altarpiece (adoration of the mystic lamb), 1432 Perfected oil painting Flanders , (present day belgium and frace) Seven panels rep. “Heaven.” A religious ceremony “God” wears a triple papal crown, a regular crown at his feet. “God” looks young in human form. Two finger salute appears often means god is also a teacher, a priest. Artist’s personal response to the question, “Who is god?”
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“Any act of imagination of this kind is necessarily subjective. That is, it exists in the mind of the artist, or in the artist’s culture. Not in the world. Chapter 2: Developing Visual Literacy, I 1. Words and images The interrelationship between words, images and objects Rene Margritte (1898-1967), The Treason of Images, 1929 “This is not a pipe” is actually true, the painting isn’t a pipe. It’s a representation of a pipe. Shirin Neshat (1957-), Rebellious Silence, from her series “Women of Allah”, 1994 The female figure, the gun, and the presence of writing. Explores the ideology of iran women who are caught in the revolution, even to the point of willing to die as martyrs Challenging the western stereotype of the eastern muslim woman as weak and subordinate Lorna Simpson (1960-) , She , 1992, 4 polaroid prints Challenges gender stereotypes Often portrays African American women combined w/ sex. Ethnicity, race and sex.
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