Survey of Art I "what is art history" lecture 2

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What is art history? Introduction
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The discipline of art history • What is art? • What is art history?
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What is art? • Something human-made that combines creative imagination and technical skill.
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What is art history?
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Art history • Seeks to understand the meaning of art from the past within its original context.
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Context • The circumstances surrounding the work of art.
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How do art historians study a work of art? • Assess physical properties. • Analyze visual and formal structure. • Identify subject matter or symbolism. • Understand its context.
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Art historians… • Assess physical
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Unformatted text preview: properties. • Analyze visual and formal structure. • Identify subject matter or symbolism. • Understand its context. Persepolis How do art historians study a work of art? • Assess physical properties. • Analyze visual and formal structure. • Identify subject matter or symbolism. • Understand its context. Analyzing objects • Describe the object in detail. • How were these items made? • What were they used for? Are there any symbols or writing? • What do they tell us about this civilization? (name 3 things)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ART 205 taught by Professor Amybabinec during the Fall '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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