Myth #1: Artists Are Crazy Van Gogh - Commonly called insane and moments on incoherency, cut off his ear, committed suicide Piet Mondrian - starts with realistic tree and evolves into an abstract idea of color and structure Myth 2: Art is a luxury; it is not essential in life - “Art is not something we need, something we live and breathe in everyday life” Art is a very unsupported culture that is underfunded by government and society. Rembrandt van Rijn - he would dissect bodies of criminals and provide art and images of the raw human dissection and anatomy, makes people confronting our mortality Myth 3: The general public can’t tell when art is good - “I don’t know anything about art; I just know what I like” - “The more realistic an artwork is, the better it is.” “Art is a lie that tells the truth” - Pablo Picasso Style The way a work looks, the fundamental way a piece works Style gets locked into a time and place, becomes distinguishable of where and when it derived Composition - Elements like color, line, space
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- Spring '08
- Buon fresco, Rembrandt