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Skeletons In Art History

Art 1 Skeleton drawing and collage
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Christopher Triner

on 22 February 2016

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Transcript of Skeletons In Art History

Vanitas
Day of the Dead
- Honor dead & new life
- Skull is celebrated icon of loved ones lost
- Sugar skulls
- Decorations/colors celebrate positive aspects of death & rebirth
Both artists further explored the concept of "VANITAS"
How can you see symbolism about life in these works?
Wasted vanity on earthly possessions
All Is Vanity
Allen Gilbert
Vanitas In Tattoos
Vanitas
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Word Clouds
BIG QUESTIONS:
1) How can art create a visual story?
2) How do artist's organize their work to look thoughtful and harmonious (unified)
RULE OF THIRDS
COMPOSITION:
Picasso & Cezzane
Dutch inspired style of artwork that loosely translates to "vanity" or "unimportance of earthly possessions"
Telling a story...
SYMBOLISM
VANITAS?
Modern Vanitas
Assignment:
Create a background of vanitas itmes in line drawing as a background...
Vanitas background will be used to create a final study of ONE DETAILED skeleton head of the animal of your choice
Not What You Think
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