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Copy of 3 Aesthetic Theories

In this prezi you will learn about the three aesthetic theories emotionalism, formalism and imitationalism.
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Yu Ching Poon

on 14 August 2013

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3 Aesthetic Theories-ways of judging works of art

Imitationalism

Emotionalism

Formalism
When judging a work of art using IMITATIONALISM, you are judging whether or not a work of art LOOKS LIKE REAL LIFE.
Are these objects painted with correct proportions? Is there enough detail present to make these objects life-like?
What aspects of this painting need to be improved to make it appear more realistic?
Does this Roman RELIEF SCULPTURE try to imitate reality? Could any additions be made to this sculpture to improve it?
What role does light and value play in making these objects look like real?
In this contemporary sculpture by Ron Mueck
scale is exaggerated. Does changing the scale make it successul or unsuccessful based on imitationalism?
Judge this Impressionist Painting based on the aesthetic theory of imitationalism. Explain if it is successful or not and name specific aspects of the painting that are successful or not.
Judge this SURREALIST Painting based on
the aesthetic theory of imitationalism.
Explain if it is successful or not and name
specific aspects of the painting make it so.
When judging a work of art based on
the aesthetic theory of EMOTIONALISM,
you are judging a work of art based on
its ability to evoke a FEELING. The subject,
composition and use of the 7 elements of
art can all evoke emotions with the viewer.
We've seen this painting before!
What emotions are Edvard Munch
trying to evoke in the viewer?
What role does color, line and shape have
in creating the cheerful, happy emotion
found in this painting? (write about ALL 3)
This painting has a very distinct composition
and use of vast space. Based on the aesthetic
theory of emotionalism, has this artist succeeded
in evoking an emotional response from the viewer? What is the emotion?
This is a famous "Black Painting"
(Pinturas negras) by Francisco Goya. How
would you INTERPRET this painting (hint: Goya
liked to comment on human behavior and society).
How does your interpretation relate to the
EMOTIONAL response you are getting by
looking at it?
Judge this SURREALIST Painting based on
the aesthetic theory of emotionalism.
Explain if it is successful or not and name
specific aspects of the painting that make
it so.
When judging a work of art using FORMALISM, you are judging whether or not a work of art using the ELEMENTS OF ART in a creative way and if it incorporates the PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN successfully.
Judging this Surrealist painting by its
FORMAL qualities, how successful is this
piece at incorporating VALUE? How
successful is this piece at incorporating
TEXTURE? Explain why or why not.

This CUBIST painting features shape and
color. What type of shapes are featured and
What is the color scheme? Judging this piece by
its FORMAL qualities, how successful is it at
creating the principle of design: MOVEMENT.
How successful is this painting at
creating the principle of design: EMPHASIS.
What element of art is used to create this
principle?
This architecture in Spain has FORMAL qualities different
than many buildings. Judge this building based on its ability to
create a unified (principle of UNITY) structure.
Judge this manga cartoon on its ability
to create EMPHASIS. What element of
art is used to create that Emphasis?
Judge this SURREALIST Painting based on
the aesthetic theory of formalism.
Explain if it is successful or not and name
specific aspects of the painting make it so.
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