Living with Art: Chapter 2
The Fine Arts : During the mid-18th century was given official form when
painting, sculpting and architecture were grouped together with music and
poetry as the fine arts.
Louvre - Built in France around the 1800, it was one of
Chapter 4 Art Notes
The Vocabulary of Art
o Image: Elizabeth Murray. The Sun and the Moon. 2005. Oil on canvas on wood.
Controlled explosion of colorful jigsaw-puzzle pieces.
Abstract and representational (ex: orange cat, red and pink human
Themes of Art
o Throughout history people have created meaningful forms about
Aboutness is what allows us to experience them as art.
Themes areas of meaning or the subject of a work
Does not reduce art into neat categories
CHAPTER 7: Painting
Paint is made of pigment, powdered color, compounded with a medium or vehicle, a
liquid that holds particles of pigment together without dissolving them.
Pigment - a coloring material made from various organic or chemical
CHAPTER 6: Drawing
IMAGE Shahzia Sikander. 1, from 51 Ways of Looking (Group B). (2004, Graphite on
Created an image of layered images - faintest image (deepest layer) is an
architectural setting (fragment of a South Asian palace) - then a
Principles of Design Chapter 5
The elements of art (line, shape, mass, light, value, color, texture, space and time and
motion) must be organized in such a way to satisfy the artists intent.
o Composition: The organization of lines, shapes, colors and o
Living with Art: Chapter 1
Image: Constantin Brancusi. Bird in Space. c. 1928-30. Gelatin silver print.
o The sculptor Constantin Brancusi spent his life searching for forms
that were: simple, pure and timeless. Brancusi strove to deconstruct