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Unformatted text preview: What is Art?- Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. o Imitate: Perceptual (physical reality) Naturalism Perceptual o Supplement, Alter, Counteract (Concepts or Ideas) Abstraction conceptual-The goal of every artist, in every period, in every work of art is: The representation of REALITY. Reality is relative to culture; when culture changes, reality changes, and art changes. WARHOL Marilyn Monroe DiVINCI Mona Lisa ARCHTYPES Archtypes are beautiful women relative to their time period. CONSTABLE “The Haywain” (15.10) MAOYE “Beyond the Solitary Bamboo Grove” (15.9) LANDSCAPES 15.10 is PERCEPTUAL. 15.9 is CONCEPTUAL. 12.9 DELACROIX “Liberty Leading the People.” IDEALIZATION=Personification. This piece is Political. 13.23 HAMILTON 1956. “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing.” This was just after the war ended (1945) and the soldier’s came home and got education and a home loan. This created a LOT of suburbs and middle class citizens. This middle class is educated and has money to spend on material goods. By the mid 50’s for the first time there were women who bought more food at the supermarket that they grew in their gardens. Consumerism. This piece is Sociological. BRANCUSI “The Kiss.” This is realistic to BRANCUSI because it is how a third party would view the other two people kissing. They simply melt into each other and become almost one. Conceptual. RODIN “The Kiss.” This is more realistic. Perceptual. FLACK “Energy Apples.” Perceptual. KAHLO “Naturaleza Viva.” Conceptual. MAGRETTE “This is Not a Pipe.” This piece is both perceptual and conceptual. All art is artificial. 15.13 Ma Yuan “Apricot Blossoms.” Asymmetry. Informal Balance 15.14 Bruegel “Little Bouquet in a Clay Jar.” Symmetry. Formal Balance 11.2 Justinian mosaic from San Vitali. Idealism/Idealisation 12.12 LAWRENCE “Toussaint #36.” Expressionism/Emotion 4.4 POLLOCK “Lucifer” No n object ive Art What is Art? “Art is lies that tell the truth.” Pablo Picasso • Form : The relationships of the FORMAL ELEMENTS and qualities, which make up a work of art. o Formal Elements : Line Shape Color Space Texture Volume Mass Time Motion Sound S In Non-Objective Works of art, the FORM becomes the CONTENT....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ART ARTSURVE taught by Professor Vaughan during the Spring '08 term at Kent State.
- Spring '08