ARTS Introduction to
Arts Appreciation

Introduction to Arts Appreciation

• ART, like life itself, does not need to be defined or understood to be enjoyed. IT MUST SIMPLY BE EXPERIENCED.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation

• A work of art is the (1)aesthetic expression of an idea or experience, (2)formed with human skills (3) through the use of a medium.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation

• It is derived from the Latin word “ars”, meaning ability or skill.


Introduction to Arts Appreciation • It covers those areas of artistic creativity that seek to communicate beauty. . primarily through the senses.

and plays. when we paint and decorate them beautifully. essays.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • We can say that we are involved in art when we design and construct our houses artistically. . short stories. and when we write poems. biographies. when we landscape the garden artistically. when we paint a poster.

. sing songs beautifully. All these imply that anything accomplished with great skill is art. and dance gracefully.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • We can also say that we are involved in art when we compose a melody.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • A medium is any material from which art is made. .

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • THE ARTS visual arts • Painting • Sculpture • Architecture performing arts • Music • Dance • Drama / film literature .


felt. lines. and thought of and recorded it as an arrangement of designs. colors. It shows something that he has seen. . and tones or words which satisfy his aesthetic purpose.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Bogart (1978): A work of art is a record of a particular artist’s view.

his ideals.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • A work of art is the product of the artist’s unique personality influenced consciously or unconsciously by factors such as environment. national traits. economic conditions. religious beliefs. . or even the climate or geography. traditions.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • A work of art represents or reflects the individual. the character of the period and the place where it was produced. .

. FEELINGS. and EXPERIENCES. These turned out to be works of art.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Since time immemorial. man has always felt the urge to GIVE PHYSICAL FORM TO IDEAS.

.Introduction to Arts Appreciation MASTERPIECES: • works of art that add to the experience of many people over a long period of time.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation HUMANITIES • derived from the Latin word “humanus. . and cultured. refined.” meaning human.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • It is in the humanities course where appreciation of the arts can be strengthened because the artists convey their thoughts. . beliefs. and feelings through the various art forms. values.

.Introduction to Arts Appreciation ART FOR ART’S SAKE • Implies that beauty is the reason for the art work.

sculptor. architect .Introduction to Arts Appreciation • The visual artists: painter.

composers.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Artists in music and dance: musicians. dancer choreographer . singers.

or author playwright. novelist. dramatist (for drama) .Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Literary artists: poet. writer.

paint. sing. and build? .Introduction to Arts Appreciation THE NECESSITY FOR ART • What can art do for us? • Is it necessary for us to give physical form to things we feel. speak. draw. dance. and imagine? Must we gesture. think. write. carve.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation To be fully human. it seems. . we must.

the arts. and supports them with money and respect.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Every society values particular areas of human endeavor. and thus had high achievement in. • Many earlier cultures we admire today. . gave support for. such as Renaissance Italy.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • During some of the lowest points in human history. . the arts were severely censored. such as Nazi Germany.

and patronage.Introduction to Arts Appreciation • In Renaissance Italy. and Raphael achieved greatness partly because they had early recognition and strong encouragement in the form of education. artists were the leading heroes. Leonardo Da Vinci. Michelangelo. training. .


Introduction to Arts Appreciation QUESTION: • How did the imposition of martial law affect the proliferation of the arts? .

Introduction to Arts Appreciation ART AND SCIENCE • Today’s technologically explosive societies need the humanizing rewards of art. .

Introduction to Arts Appreciation Both ART SCIENCE serve humanity in COMPLEMENTARY ways. .

. spiritual. The arts help foster our emotional. and forms the basis for our technology.Introduction to Arts Appreciation Science seeks and finds answers to problems and questions related to our physical world. and imaginative/creative growth.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation AESTHETICS • branch of philosophy that studies the arts and seeks to establish general principles of art and beauty. • focused on the concept of BEAUTY. .

Introduction to Arts Appreciation • Sometimes we use the word BEAUTIFUL to refer to things that are simply PRETTY. .

or doing both. . being capable of delighting the eye or engaging the intellectual or moral sense.Introduction to Arts Appreciation PRETTY: means attractive or pleasant to the eye BEAUTIFUL: means having qualities of a high order. Beautiful does not necessarily mean GOOD LOOKING.

Art has communicative functions. or follow leaders). • Art as storytelling. persuade masses to accept beliefs. • Art as propaganda or social commentary (in order to persuade us into certain viewpoints or actions.Introduction to Arts Appreciation PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS OF ART: 1. take action. .

– How did man think and feel in the historical period that produced them? . Art provides us a window to view the past.Introduction to Arts Appreciation 2.

4. like masks. Art as protection. . ritual objects. anthems. Art is inherent in man-made works of significance. cave paintings.Introduction to Arts Appreciation 3. and cathedrals.

art gallery visits. places of worship) 6. • Commemoration of an important event.Introduction to Arts Appreciation 5.g. (e. 7. . Art as source of power.. Art has a social function. Art fulfills personal and spiritual needs of many people.

or we can develop our awareness and our visual participation.Introduction to Arts Appreciation We can choose to ignore the artistic aspects of life. . making careless choices or leaving aesthetic decisions to others.

and technology – in fact. (Erich Fromm) The source of all art. . science. of all civilization – is what is called creative imagination.Introduction to Arts Appreciation CREATIVITY • refers to the ability to see (or to be aware) and to respond.

Introduction to Arts Appreciation One objective of the arts is to make the intangible life of the mind tangible. • visible in the visual arts • audible in music • verbal in literature .

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