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What is Art?
Transcript of What is Art?
"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
Edvard Munch "Moonlight" 1895
"Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one." - Stella Adler
Where is Art?
Why is Art...
Teaches that problems can have more than one solution.
Celebrates multiple perspectives.
Learn to say what cannot be said.
The limits of our language do not define
the limits of our cognition.
Damien Hirst, A Thousand Years, 1990
Pissaro, Girl Tending a Cow in Pasture, 1874
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917
"He took an article of life, placed it so that its useful significance disappeared under the new title and point of view – created a new thought for that object."
In December 2004, Duchamp's Fountain was voted the most influential artwork of the 20th century by 500 selected British art world professionals.
"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse
Elements of Design
Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm, 1950
Barnett Newman, The Promise, 1949
Stuart Davis, The Mellow Pad, 1931
Paul Klee, Castle and Sun, 1928
Orange and Yellow
Pablo Picasso, Ascet, 1903
Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog
In 2013 it went to auction for a starting price of $35 million. And it's 12 feet tall.
Albrecht Durer, Young Hare, 1502
Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA, 1868
Principles of Design
Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey
People in the Sun, 1960
Rhythm...it's a visual beat
Ocean Waves, early 1800's
David & Goliath
Ready to talk about art?
The Lascaux Cave Paintings
est. 17,500 years old
Discovered in 1940
Nearly 2,000 images
Closed to the public since 1963
Let's start at the beginning
And that's the start of ART