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Unformatted text preview: 1/25/2011 Aesthetics
“No society that we know of, for as
far back in human history as we have
been able to penetrate, has lived
without some form of art.” branch of philosophy considers feelings aroused by sensory
smell, taste, touch, sound, sight
both in the natural world
and in the world we make
- the world of art Getlein, Mark, Gilbert’s Living with Art, 7th ed., McGraw Hill, 2005, page 4 Visual Arts Visual Arts Two Two-dimensional Drawing
Graphic Design Three-dimensional
Three- Height Width Sculpture Crafts Architecture Height Depth Width 1 1/25/2011 Formal Elements Form Line
Mass & Volume Line Characteristics Thick or thin
Straight or curvy
Elegant Line Functions Movement Color Hue Suggests movement or action Value Saturation 2 1/25/2011 Hue Value
Relative lightness or darkness Intensity Saturation or Chroma Relative purity of color 3 1/25/2011 Composition Arrangement or organization of forms Principles of design Balance
Unity and variety
Emphasis and subordination
Scale and proportion Content Subject matter Meaning Iconography (writing of images) Refers to content or subject and Study of content in art Symbols Attributes personifications Style Period, Regional, Personal Representational Realism, Naturalism Illusionism, Idealization
Id PABLO PICASSO, First Communion,
1895-96, oil on canvas, 65 3/8 x 46 ½ “ Abstract Nonrepresentational (nonobjective) Expressionism 4 1/25/2011 PABLO PICASSO, Self
Portrait PABLO PICASSO, Seated Woman Holding a Fan, 1908, oil on
canvas, 59 x 39 3/8 “ Materials and Techniques Painting Pigments mixed with vehicle or binder Architecture Permanent structures
structures Sculpture Relief
In the round
Subtractive Human with feline head, from
HohlensteinHohlenstein-Stadel, Germany, ca. 30,000–
28,000 BCE. Mammoth ivory, 11 5/8” high.
Ulmer Museum, Ulm. 5 1/25/2011 Head of an Akkadian ruler, from
Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik), Iraq, ca.
250–2200 BCE. Copper, 1’ 2 3/8” high. Woman holding a bison horn, from Laussel,
Dordogne, France, ca. 25,000–20,000 BCE.
Painted limestone, approx. 1’ 6” high. Musée
33 Context Circumstances surrounding the creation, viewing and interpretation of art
Connections to the larger world of time and
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- Fall '11