ART 101 Assn 1 - dots In this piece she makes the viewer...

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Allyson Bridgman ART 101 Assignment 1 In reading the chapters provided, one will discover the four roles of an artist. The first role of an artist is to help the viewer see the world in new innovative ways; this opens the viewers mind to see things they may not have thought about before seeing the piece of art. The second role of an artist is to make a visual record of the people, places, and events of their time and place; this helps the viewer see things as they were, during what is happening at the time the piece is made. The third role of an artist is to make functional objects and structures (buildings) more pleasurable and elevate them or imbue them with meaning, this means the artist. The fourth role is to give form to the immaterial—hidden or universal truths, spiritual forces, and personal feelings. The art I decided to discuss is from chapter 1 Fig. 4 “You Who Are Getting obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies” The artist is Yayoi Kusama, she has a fascination with polka
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Unformatted text preview: dots. In this piece she makes the viewer feel as if they are floating in space, with the floor, ceiling, and the walls covered with tiny dots and reflective mirrors. With this the artist is uses the first role, makes the viewer see things in new ways, it isn’t just tiny dots and mirrors. The second art work is the “Faith Ringgold’s God Bless America” Fig. 20. This piece of art is symbolic, by using the American flag, as flag and also a prison cell, and the star the prisoner is holding is also a sheriff’s star. This was painted during a time when white prejudice against black people was enforced by law enforcement. The lady in the painting looks to be pledging allegiance to the flag, when actually she is prisoner. This is a painting that would be an example of iconographic or symbolic significance....
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Annavida during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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