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TOK oral presentation

What defines Art?
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sean steed

on 22 February 2013

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By Sean Steed What is art? What ways of Knowing
do we use to interpret
pieces of Art? - Emotion
- Reason
- Language
- Sense perception Universal approaches
to interpreting Art - Peak Shift*
- Grouping
- Contrast
- Isolation*
- Perception problem solving*
- Symmetry
- Abhorrence of coincidence*
- Repetition, rhythm and orderliness
- Balance
- Metaphor What makes good art? - Personal distinctions
- Good art or bad art Conclusion - Common ways of knowing
- Universal approaches and appreciations
- Perspective
Time, culture, religion, beliefs, politics, genre, experiences or past
- Art is forever growing and changing Emotion Sense Perception Language Reason - Is emotion necessary in art?
- Will everyone experience the same emotion? - How does one's thinking process or prior knowledge affect one's interpretation? - Do people approach or look at paintings from different angles? - How do we read art?
- How does an artist transfer information to the consumer? The key is the quality of
the consumer's eye Personal
distinctions Either good
or bad Combination Key personal factors - Concept, vision, mastery of the medium
- Honest, unselfconscious, bold, ambitious, enlightening, original, challenging and a pleasure for our senses
- Experience = train your eye
Without experience, one does not have the
ability to forge opinions.
- Art is not always equal to design Different perspectives - Cultures
- Time periods
- Life experiences http://www.artbusiness.com/how-to-recognize-the-best-art.html

http://pinterest.com/racrec8/fernando-botero/
http://www.jackygallery.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4_32
http://www.misterx.ca/Mandelbrot_Set---Thumb_Print_of_God.html$http://
www.kravetswehbygallery.com/artist/workview/2246/15797
http://whosthatgirl-searchme.blogspot.ch/2012/09/sandro-botticelli.html
http://emptyeasel.com/2007/06/19/pablo-picasso-20th-century-painter-and-founder-of-cubism/
http://furorimaginus.tumblr.com/post/20777844176/robert-neffson
http://www.cultorweb.com/Picasso/P.html
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/writing/images/24581037/title/thoughtful-pen-photo

http://www.papermag.com/2012/01/ai_weiwei_sunflower_seed_exhib.php
http://file-magazine.com/features/ai-weiwei-sunflower-seeds
http://blog.leiweb.it/arte/2010/10/16/il-grande-ai-wei-wei-regala-girasoli/ Personal opinion - Be aware
- Educate yourself
- Explore and develop an understanding
- Be critical but unbiased, consider other viewpoints
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