This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4 Style, Form, and Content First : read and focus Read Chapter 4, Style, Form, and Content. Focus on classifications of styles of art and concepts of form and content, style, and iconography. Second : review and extra help Visit these sites for Chapter. They were recommended by your book Understanding Art and myself http://www.buffaloah.com/a/DCTNRY/icon/icon.html , http://library.thinkquest.org/J001159/artstyle.htm and http://art.wadsworth.com/fichner7/ Third : vocabulary and terminology • Style o A characteristic manner or mode of artistic expression or design o Refers to a distinctive handling of elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school or movement, or specific culture or time period. • Realism o A style characterized by accurate and truthful portrayal of subject matter; a nineteenth-century style that portrayed subject matter in this manner • Pop art o An art style originating in the 1960s that uses commercial and popular images and themes as its subject matter • Representation art o Art that presents natural objects in recognizable form • Figurative art o Art that represent the likeness of human and other figures • Expressionism o A modern of art in which an emotional impact is achieved through agitated brushwork, intense coloration, and violent, hallucinatory imagery • Abstract art o A form of art characterized by simplified (abstracted) or distorted rendering of an object that has the essential form or nature of that object; a form of nonobjective art in which the forms make no reference to visible reality • Nonobjective art o Art that does not portray figures or objects; art without real models or subject matter • Non-representational art o Art that does not represent figures or objects • Cubism o A twentieth-century style developed by Picasso and Braque that emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, characterized by multiple views of an object and the reduction of form to cubelike essentials • Psychic automatism o A process of generating imagery through ideas received from the unconscious mind and expressed in an unrestrained manner • Form o The totality of what the viewer sees in a work of art; a product of the composition of visual elements • Composition o The organization of the visual elements in a work of art • Formalist criticism o An approach to art criticism that concentrates on the elements and design of works of art rather than on historical factors or the biography of the artist • Content o Level of Content o All that is contained in a work of art: the visual elements, subject matter, and underlying meaning or theme • Iconography o A set of conventional meanings attached to images; as an artistic approach, representation or illustration that uses the visual conventions and symbols of a culture Fourth : works of art Works of art from Chapter 4 to know for the first test.Works of art from Chapter 4 to know for the first test....
View Full Document
- Summer '08
- shut down, abstract art, Emil Nolde