Art Theory 150
15 March 2015
The human mind is conditioned to always go about a problem rationally; to see a
problem and follow the set of commands they have learned along the way. Even when
introduced to new problem pe
3 May 2015
Censorship in Public Art
The removal of the Tilted Arc statue in 1989 from Federal Plaza sparked a
large controversy in the world of art. Should public art be restrained and, if so to
what extent? I feel that public arts on
Exam 1 Review
- that which is
Why is there a secret life of the intellect? Thought has very little access to the right side of the brain
Truth is obscured
Why is accepting contemporary art / class often rejected?
It is inexplicable
Why is there a secret life of the intellect? The mind is divided
Why is contemporary art often rejected or greeted with anger? This art
cant be explained, sometimes the right words do not exist. This art
must be grasped through intuition. Therefore, resi
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings
having a human experience.
Each human is a spiritual being, who has a soul, and thus through experiencing life we
are able to build our knowledge of the world as we age, un
But I should like to consider, for a moment, these two
statements in themselves. "If I exist, I am not
another." Take this at the level of Being, or of
ontologic reality: you have the principle of identity,
the primary law of being.
The distinction betwee
Boy Runner 100 BC - 79 AD
Bronze, bone, stone
Head of an Athlete 200 - 1 BC
Bronze and copper
Erotes Riding Lions 100 BC - 25 AD
Sleeping Eros 300 - 100 BC
Bronze with marble base
Athena 300 - 270 BC
Bronze and copper
Horse Head 350 BC
Conversely, in connection with aesthetic feeling there is always, to some degree, a sort of
invasion of Nature by man.
Nature, then, with her sensible forms, always confronts the artist as a separate thing-in-itself.
We are, then, confronted with the sec
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Why is there a secret life to the intellect? Truth is so obscure and thought has so little access to the right brain
Why are some elements of this class and the inability to accept contemporary art often rejected?
Resistance is likely in accepting ideas i
Yixin Ding (0102)
Note on Red
ROTHKO. What do you see?
KEN. My eyes are adjustingjustWhite.
ROTHKO. What does white make you think of?
KEN. Bones, skeletonsCharnel houseAnemia
KEN. Its like an operating theatre now.
Take Home Midterm Exam
Human are born into and exit out of this world alone, and in between this life is primarily
about overcoming fears and returning to our natural. Through many life cycles, we
attempt to return to our source of d
Barnett Newman starts to talk about how he began to do his Station of the Crosses as if it
was just an idea that hit him on a whim. He claims to not have any preconceived notions and that
his paintings did not exist to solve any formal problem. When I h
1. For the poem is an object made of words, the most ungrateful and treacherous materialsounds
which are poor in color and variety, signs which are worn out by social use, haunted by swarms
of adventitious associations, and stubbornly fixed in the least c
How would you go about describing aesthetic the word. Is it a feeling? understanding?
The life of pleasure only, one of which the end is pleasure is subhuman; every
animal knows what it likes, and seeks for it. This is not an exclusion of pleasure f
In 1958 I did two of these paintings. The first of these painting - and I did them the way I do all
my paintings. I had no preconceived notion of any kind in a sense. So I did not just sit down and
execute an idea. I dont work that way. I d
It is very interesting to see how Mark Rothko conveyed his ideals through his works
during his life time. After doing some research on Rothko, I feel that a lot of his works reflected
his lifestyle and personal philosophy, especially on the spiritual leve
I believe a masterpiece has to manipulate the listener to feel the notes, rather than to hear it.
Shostakovichs 5th Symphony performed by the National Symphony Orchestra is easily
considered a Masterpiece. Having been a violinis
It is just as wrong to judge paintings from the point of view of pictures as it is to judge pictures
from the point of view of painting. A painting has its own rule, its own justification within itself.
A picture has its criterion outside itself, in the e
Beauty of Durer and Rothko
Albrecht Durer brings to earth a manifold of beauty from both the natural world and spiritual
realm. He also creates what we humans believe to be the ideal human form in his drawings of
Adam and Eve but using form. And lastly, t
Rothko Pink and Black
This Piece was weird because the edges seemed more smudged than the other Rothkos ive seen.
I think it stands out because of the media he used
Rothko Gray and Black
This piece is almost an exact opposite of the other piece I saw, I f
Feminism in Scarlet Letter and I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Maryse Conde, though writing with more than a
century apart, address similar issues in regards to women and their roles in society. In
both I, Tituba Black Witch of Sale
Third idea of art: Art is the idea preceding things creating them
Activity of art consists in impressing an idea upon matter
The work is everything to art
The object of art Is called a work of art
Work of art
Corporal works - mate
Meditation vacate mind of thought
Contemplation: become one with space
work. Not labor labor is mindless sacrifice and purification
form does not equal sha
Art is a virtue of the practical intellect
Prudence is a virtue of the practical limit and the will
Art is the mother of intellectual virtue
Wisdom isnt learned it is granted
Habit- acquired permanent condition that perfects a thing in line