ART100%20Study%20Guide%20Final%20Exam

ART100%20Study%20Guide%20Final%20Exam - ART 100...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
ART 100 INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS Christensen, Inst. CONCEPTS, TERMS, AND INFORMATION FOR STUDY. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A GENERAL OUTLINE FOR YOUR STUDY BENEFIT ONLY. YOU MUST ATTEND CLASS AND READ TEXT MATERIAL. SEE SYLLABUS FOR COURSE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS. STUDY MATERIAL FOR FINAL EXAM Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Changes in Modern Sculpture Postimpressionism refers to a group of artists who reacted to the manner of the Impressionists. They felt the Impressionist painters were overly concerned with capturing a fleeting moment and their paintings lacked the structure and form of traditional compositions. The aesthetic concerns of the Postimpressionists include expressive and symbolic use of color, and, more formal approaches to composition and flattened spatial qualities. There was an influence by the style found in Japanese prints. Two points describing Postimpressionist paintings: The artists came from an introspective approach and used color to describe their personal and unique vision . Symbolism included the expression of color as an emotional quality. Color and light were used for depicting form and space. The properties of color; hue, value, and intensity were considered even more for their purely aesthetic qualities. The Postimpressionists were not a group of artists that aligned themselves to a particular concept for art and painting. Rather, the term had been coined by an English art crtic, Roger Fry, after he viewed a 1910 exhibition of paintings by Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. None of these artists were living when this exhibit was being shown, so the term basically came about for lack of something more definitive. The common thread among the artists was they created paintings that appeared more structured than glancing impressions, and the colors were more expressive. The artists and work of this group created from the 1880’s and 1890’s are thought of as the source for the mainstreams of 20 th century modern art. Paul Cezanne 1839-1906 “Still Life with Basket of Apples” ; “Boy in a Red Vest” Cezanne led the break from naturalism to abstraction with his intellectual approach toward painting. He used color and line to create a sense of space and form that alludes to the inherent flatness of the picture plane. He work is a major influence on Cubism. Four points about Cezanne’s paintings: He would use multiple view points in a single work. Allover, universal light-no specific time of day. Monumental, simple, abstracted forms. Used color as space and form, emphasized aesthetic use of color. Georges Seurat 1859-1891 “ A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” Seurat created paintings that used a technique called pointillism, this was the use of thousands of dots(points) of uniform size of separate colors. The colors would then mix in the viewer’s eye to produce the forms. The manner helps his paintings to express a felling of stillness and stability. His work is an influence toward pure abstraction. Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 “The Starry Night”, Self portraits.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 7

ART100%20Study%20Guide%20Final%20Exam - ART 100...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online