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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?
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
Who created the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial?
Filtering information to allow us to focus on the immediate tasks at hand
Refers to the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness
Refers to looking beyond the actual, practical, and personal in search of beauty and pleasure
art resembles forms found in the natural world. The result is a recognizable likeness of objects and forms
French for “fool the eye”
Artwork that is very faithful to visual experience
art distorts, exaggerates, or simplifies the natural world to provide essence or universality
refers to visual characteristics recognized as constant, recurring, or coherent
Art is always about something
The way a work looks
What a work of art is about or its subject matter
Constant, recurring or coherent traits
The organization of design elements & principles
- •Subject Matter
More specific meaning
The story of a work of art (including symbols or references, people, events, etc.) requires knowledge of a specific time, beliefs or culture
To understand a work of art as created by an artist, at a specific time, and in a particular culture
Themes of art
- •Themes and purposes may differ within a work of art
- •A work of art may reflect more than one theme
Who often created statues of their emperors in public places and civic buildings?
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
What are the 2 broad categories of shapes and masses?
Geometric and organic
Can be mathematically defined
Are irregular and suggest forms found in nature
What are several value techniques that artists use to imply light within works of art?
Using chiaroscuro or values to create mass
Relative lightness or darkness
Italian for light/dark; contrasts of light and shadow
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