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Transcript of Art Seminar
Art: (n) art is the quality, production, or expression of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. -"Artworks" Textbook
"Art is art
if the artist
presents it as art."
Self-Portrait Andy Warhol
Art = Creative Expression
For Our Purposes
by definition, creativity means to create or make. the formal aspects of art including elements and principles will be addressed in terms of the product of artmaking.
Content is the message behind your work of art. Content can be thoughts, ideas, emotions or inspiration for a work. Meaning is inherent to the content of a work.
Often misunderstood as an opportunity to be highly critical of art work based on personal opinion; a critique allows a viewer to examine a work of art and discover insight. Initially based upon formal elements such as line, color, or balance. Critique can be an opportunity for an artist to learn how others perceive his work.
A Critique is not a SLAM SESSION!!!
Venus of Willendorf
Limestone Figure 4 1/4 inches
ca. 25,000 B.C.
Art Seminar ID #1
What do the physical features of this artifact teach us about the artist that created it?
The Great Hall of Bulls
Lascaux Cave, France
ca. 15,000 B.C.
a continuous mark made on a surface. Line can be 2D like pencil drawn on paper, or 3D like a wire scultpture. Line can also be implied like a line of sight or the edge of a shape.
What characteristics do the lines in these cave paintings have?
How do those qualities affect the way we view the paintings?
Do you think people felt the artist had "special powers" Why? or Why not?
Art Seminar ID #2
Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire England
ca. 2500 B.C.
Art Seminar ID #3
Post & Lintel
The amount of light or dark in an area.
Value can help illustrate the illusion of 3D
Contrast defines the relationship between different values.
Use the following link to see more on using value
Steven A. Smith Class of 2010
Section 2: The Age of Written Record
Art History ID #4
The Great Pyramids
ca. 2500 B.C.
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Step 5: Religon & Art
Step 1: Food & Water
Step 2: Shelter
Step 3: Family
Step 4: Society
The Pyramid of Needs (above) is helpful for thinking about how advanced cultures, societies and civilizations like Ancient Egypt develop. In order for more advanced elements of a society to blossom, like religion and art, the lower foundational levels must first be fulfilled. In Egypt the Nile River helped this society flourish.
Second Quarter Art History
is the outline of an area. Shapes can only be 2-Dimensional , and there are basically two types of shape.
are regulated by rules
usually have names from math like circle, square, octagon, etc.
help provide some sort of structure in a work of art
irregular shapes tend to be more free-flowing.
might have names that come from nature or what it looks like such as pear shaped or wavy.
3rd Quarter Art History
Marble Temple to Athena
The statue above resides in the Parthenon replica located
in Nashville, KY
The Parthenon Frieze
3'6" tall x 524" long
*currently located at the
British Museum, London
Anatomy of the Parthenon
Please understand the following terms as they relate to color theory.
the brain's response to the eyes' stimulation by different wavelengths of light. Tis element of art has hue, value, and intensity
The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Fresco 40.5 meters long x 14 meters wide
Vatican City, Rome, Italy
Follow this link to an interactive virtual tour