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Expressions - Expressive Arts What is Art Something not...

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Expressive Arts
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What is Art? Something not represented in its literal shape, sound, color, movement or feeling Communicates in metaphors or symbols Found in every society Provides emotional gratification & contributes to social well being Reflects & shapes values, beliefs & ideological themes
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Expressive Beginnings Upper Paleolithic 40,000 – 12,000 BP Areas of France and Spain Parietal art—executed on permanent features Mobile art—can be moved or carried Highly sophisticated technology Do not know why they produced these art forms.
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Horse , from Vogelherd cave (Germany) c. 28,000 BC Mammoth Ivory, length 2-1/2 inches
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Emic Distinctions between Not universal Euro-American definition Art is opposed to non-art Exclude designs, stories, artifacts that have a definite use in day to day subsistence activities, & produced for practical purposes or for commercial use Ex. Carpenters vs. wood sculptors Art establishment
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Sabem during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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