Art Overview - Aesthetics “No society that we know of for...

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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 bl li without without some form of art.” branch of philosophy considers feelings aroused by sensory experiences 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 Painting Printmaking Photography Graphic Design Three-dimensional Three- Height Width Sculpture Crafts Architecture Height Depth Width 1 1/25/2011 Formal Elements Form Line Shape Color Texture Space Mass & Volume Line Characteristics Thick or thin Straight or curvy Vertical Horizontal Diagonal Wispy Delicate Tentative Bold Assertive Forceful 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 Rhythm h 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 Additive Subtractive Human with feline head, from HohlensteinHohlenstein-Stadel, Germany, ca. 30,000– 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. 25,000– Painted limestone, approx. 1’ 6” high. Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux. 33 Context Circumstances surrounding the creation, viewing and interpretation of art Personal Social Political Connections to the larger world of time and place 6 ...
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