Art Finals

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  1. What are issues of Aesthetics?
    • What is art?
    • Can we apply our concept of art to art of the past?
    • Can we apply our concept of art to art of
    • different cultures?
    • Is there one correct standard for judging art?
  2. What Do Artists Do?
    • •To create places for some human purpose
    • •To create extra-ordinary versions of ordinary objects
    • •To record and commemorate
    • •To give tangible form to the unknown
    • •To give tangible form to feelings and ideas
    • •To refresh our vision and see the world in a new way
  3. Who created the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial?
    Maya Lin
  4. Selective Perception
    Filtering information to allow us to focus on the immediate tasks at hand
  5. Vanitas
    Refers to the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness
  6. Disinterested Contemplation
    Refers to looking beyond the actual, practical, and personal in search of beauty and pleasure
  7. Representational
    art resembles forms found in the natural world.  The result is a recognizable likeness of objects and forms
  8. Trompe l’oeil
    French for “fool the eye”
  9. Naturalistic
    Artwork that is very faithful to visual experience
  10. Abstract
    art distorts, exaggerates, or simplifies the natural world to provide essence or universality
  11. Style
    refers to visual characteristics recognized as constant, recurring, or coherent
  12. Embodied Meaning
    Art is always about something
  13. Form
    The way a work looks
  14. Content
    What a work of art is about or its subject matter
  15. Form includes:
    • •Media
    • •Style
    • •Composition
  16. Media
    Materials used
  17. Style
    Constant, recurring or coherent traits
  18. Composition
    The organization of design elements & principles
  19. Content includes:
    • •Subject Matter
    • •Message
    • •Iconography
  20. Subject Matter
    General idea
  21. Message
    More specific meaning
  22. Iconography
    The story of a work of art (including symbols or references, people, events, etc.) requires knowledge of a specific time, beliefs or culture
  23. Context
    To understand a work of art as  created by an artist, at a specific time, and in a particular culture
  24. Themes of art
    • •Themes and purposes may differ within a work of art
    • •A work of art may reflect more than one theme
  25. Who often created statues of their emperors in public places and civic buildings?
    The Romans
  26. What was Pablo Picasso's Guernica used for?
    Made for the World’s Fair and was a protest against the bombing of the town Guernica in Spain
  27. What are the 2 broad categories of shapes and masses?
    Geometric and organic
  28. Geometric forms
    Can be mathematically defined
  29. Organic forms
    Are irregular and suggest forms found in nature
  30. What are several value techniques that artists use to imply light within works of art?
    • •Shading/Modeling
    • •Value
    • •Chiaroscuro
  31. Shading/Modeling
    Using chiaroscuro or values to create mass
  32. Value
    Relative lightness or darkness
  33. Chiaroscuro
    Italian for light/dark; contrasts of light and shadow
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Art Finals
2014-03-20 05:12:26
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