Shape - Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Line September 7, 2010...

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Art 100 Instructor: Grambo Line September 7, 2010 I. Shape A. Shape: an area within a composition that has boundaries that separate it from what surrounds it, making it distinct. B. Form: 1.) In three-dimensional works, can be used as synonymous with shape 2.) also used to describe the entirety of a work of art--everything that you can physically see C. Formalist Criticism: approach to art criticism that focuses mainly on the elements and design of a work of art and de-emphasizes the artist and the period D. Volume: the mass or bulk of a three dimensional object, the amount of space it takes up E. Mass: Bulk of a three-dimensional work F. Actual Mass: true mass of an art object as defined in terms of volume and weight Artwork: Michelangelo, David, 1501-04 II. Actual vs. Implied Mass A. Implied Mass: apparent or suggested mass of objects represented in a work of art (A realistic rendering of a heavy object in a painting would have implied, rather than actual, mass) Artwork: Chuck Close,
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ART 100 taught by Professor Grambo during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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