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ART1000: art

IN life

Why Should YOU learn about ART?

A Note about Subject Matter

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Question: Why Study Art?
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a. b. c. d. e. f. g. impress others with your scholarly savoir faire research investment opportunities so when your making big $$$ figure people out become more creative really watch world history unfold discover how to make things build a better birdhouse And so much more .

There s a lot of bad art out there said a student the first week of class.

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Art Making Art Viewing Aesthetics Art History Art Criticism

Only then can you appreciate art

The Visual World

STOP

Are you a Passive or Active Viewer?

I see = I understand

A World of Art
Artwords and Definitions

Why is That Art

Artworlds and Definitions

Thomas Kinkade, Peaceful Retreat, 1990

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

Artworlds and Definitions
There are two basic kinds of definitions of the term art: classificatory and honorific

Thomas Kinkade, Peaceful Retreat, 1990

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

Artworlds and Definitions
Honorific definitions are those that establish the properties a work of art must have to be considered good (according to different standards);

Thomas Kinkade, Peaceful Retreat, 1990

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

Artworlds and Definitions
classificatory definitions are those that clarify which objects the community accepts as works of art--as opposed to other sorts of objects-irrespective of how good these works are deemed to be.

Urinal

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

Cottage in the woods

Thomas Kinkade, Peaceful Retreat, 1990

Aesthetics
the philosophy of art philosophy comes from the Greek words philo and sophia which mean, "love of wisdom." Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with concepts of value and beauty as they relate to the arts.

The Aesthetician

The Role of an Aesthetician in the world of art
Aesthetics/philosophy of art/ art theory Answering the fundamental question: What is Art?

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

Artist as Reporter

Representing their world

Artist as Experiencer

Providing Tangible form to their Feelings

Artist as Analyst
Revealing Hidden or Universal Truths about their World

Cultural Conventions

Which Art is Better?

Different currents in the same stream.

Different Ways of Viewing the World

Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 16th c Erma Motna, Bushfire and Corroboree Dreaming, 1988 Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32´

A Matter of Taste?

Art Criticism
the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art Informed discourse about art to increase understanding and appreciation of art

The four steps of the Art Critiquing process are: Description, Analysis, Interpretation and Judgment. The four first letters of the steps are D, A, I, and J. A sample Mnemonic would be: Dan Accumulates Interesting Junk

Art Criticism: Description

Jasper Johns (American) b.1930, Numbers 1939, Oil on wood

Art Criticism: Description

Frida Kahlo (Mexican) 19071954-, Self-Portrait With Monkey, Oil on canvas

Art Criticism: Description

Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881 - 1973), Guernica, 1937 Mural Reina Sophia Museum, Spain

Art Criticism: Description

Claude Monet, (French) 1840-1926, Impression:Sunrise, 1872

Art Criticism: Description

Jackson Pollock (American) 1912-1956, Full Fathom Five, 1947/48, Oil, paper, fabric, metal on wood, San Francisco Museum of Art

Art Criticism: Analysis

Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881 - 1973), Guernica, 1937 Mural Reina Sophia Museum, Spain

Art Criticism: Analysis

Edward Hopper (American) 19-19 Nighthawks 1942 Oil on Canvas 30 x 60 inches The Art Institute Of Chicago, USA

Art Criticism: Analysis

Jacob Lawrence (American) 1917-2000, Paper Boats, 1949 ) Tempera on gessoed panel, 17 7/8 by 23 7/8 in., Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

Art Criticism: Interpretation

Edward Hopper (American) 19-19 Nighthawks 1942 Oil on Canvas 30 x 60 inches, The Art Institute Of Chicago, USA

Art Criticism: Interpretation

Pablo Picasso, Spanish (1881 - 1973), Guernica, 1937 Mural Reina Sophia Museum, Spain

Art Criticism: Interpretation

Jacob Lawrence (American) 1917-2000, Paper Boats, 1949 ) Tempera on gessoed panel, 17 7/8 by 23 7/8 in., Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

Art Criticism: Interpretation

Georgia O'Keefe (American)1887-1986 ,Blue and Green Music, 1919,Oil on Canvas

Katshishika Hokusai (Japanese) 1760-1849 Great Wave Off Kanagawa, 1823-29 Color woodcut, 10 x 15 in. , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Art Criticism: Judgment

Mary Cassat, (American) 1844-1926, Portrait of a Little Girl 1878, Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Art Criticism: Judgment

El Anatsui, (Ghana) 1944- , The Ancestors Converged Again 1995, Wood, tempera 40 3/16 x 107 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.

Art Criticism: Judgment

Rene Magritte, (Belgium) 18981967, The Human Condition,

Art Criticism: Judgment

(Canadian Haida), (1950-) Beaver Raven Mask, Carved cedar and oil paints, 16 x 20 in. Private Collection

The Role of a Critic

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917

WHAT DO ARTISTS DO?
and why?

How does art function in our society?

For Wednesday
Visual Journal Check Reading: Barrett, Making Art: An Overview

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