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Humanities 1 - Art Appreciation

Humanities 1 - Art Appreciation


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Art Appreciation - First Lecture
20 February 2010
Art Appreciation - First Lecture
20 February 2010

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Humanities 1 Art Appreciation Humanities from the Latin word HUMANUS which means human, cultured, and refined

. Art Tree  ART IS COMPOSED OF TWO SECTIONS: THE VISUAL ART WHICH IS COMPRISED OF – PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE.  THE PERFORMING ART WHICH IS COMPRISED OF – MUSIC, THEATER, LITERATURE AND DANCE Art as a Language  Is charged with feelings and significance, the desire to create a universal language.  Concerns itself with communication of certain ideas and feelings by means of a SENSOUS MEDIUM like color, sound, marble, words and film.  These sensuous medium are fashioned into symbolic language marked by beauty of design and coherence in form.  These symbols appeals to our mind, arouse our emotions, kindle our imagination and enchant our senses. WHAT IS THE COMPONENTS OF ART?  Composed of an ARTIST who exhibits exceptional talents or skills in music, design, drawing or writing; and  The PERFORMER who interprets the art. THE METHODS OF PRESENTING THE VISUAL ART 1- REALISM – the attempt to portray the subject as it is. Realists try to be as objective as possible. 2- ABSTRACTION – the attempt of the artist to show only his idea or his feeling; not as objective as the realist. THE DIFFERENT ABSTRACT PRESENTATION 1- DISTORTION – clearly manifested when the subject is in distorted condition or twisted out. 2- ELONGATION – is when the art subject is lengthen, protracted or extended. 3- MANGLING – is rarely used by artist today. Here, the subject is either cut, or mutilated. 4- CUBISM – stresses abstract form through the use of a cone, cylinder or sphere at the expense of other pictorial elements. The use of geometrical shapes is common in Pablo Picazzo & Paul Cezanne art works.

5- ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM – is a style that is characterized by the use of large canvasses and a deliberate lack of refinement in the application of the paint, strong color, uneven brush strokes and rough texture. OTHER WAYS OF PRESENTING THE VISUAL ART 1- SYMBOLISM – the use of a visible sign of an idea to convey to the viewers, readers or audiences the message of his work. 2- FAUVISM – the artist use of bright colors which shows pictures of comfort, joy and pleasure. This is the method used by Henry Matisse, Raoul Drify and George Ronault. 3- DADAISM – is a protest movement in the art that is playful and experimental. “Dada” means a “hobby horse”. Dadaism is most often nonsensical. Marcel Duchamp is the famous painter using this method. 4- FUTURISM – developed in Italy about the same time as cubism appeared in France. Futurist painters wanted their works to capture the mechanical energy of modern life. 5- SURREALISM – this method mirrors the evils of the present society. Surrealism means super realism, influenced by Freudian psychology which emphasizes the activities of the subconscious state of the mind. 6- IMPRESSIONISM – this method presented the artist’s impression on the art subject, not as detailed as a realist painting. 7- EXPRESSIONISM – are art works describing pathos, morbidity chaos or even defeat. Introduced in Germany from 1900 – 1910.

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