Other disciplines. PhilosophyLiteratureBranches of knowledge that share a concern with humans and their cultures. Philosophic Inquiry. Aesthetics- study of the nature of beauty and artEthics (moral choice)Logic (reasoning)Metaphysics (ultimate reality)Both Plato and Aristotle (500 BC) thought art was an imitation and beauty is the expression of a universal qualityImmanuel Kant (1724-1804) viewed beauty as not the perception of intrinsic beauty but also involving a subjective judgment.
Disciplines of the Humanities
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These arrange sound, color, form, movement, and other elements in a manner that affects our sense of beauty
Branches of knowledge that share a concern with humans and their cultures
Aesthetics- study of the nature of beauty and art
Ethics (moral choice)
Metaphysics (ultimate reality)
Both Plato and Aristotle (500 BC) thought art was an imitation and beauty is the expression of a universal quality
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) viewed beauty as not the perception of intrinsic beauty but also involving a subjective judgment
Form- arrangement, structure of the work
Content- what is the meaning, substance
Artist- producer of artwork in any discipline
Technique- process or method used
Medium- physical material
Theme- overarching idea
Creativity- the act of bringing forth new forces & forms
Symbol- tangible emblem of something abstract
Fine art- prized for purely aesthetic qualities, individual expression or aesthetic interpretation of ideas
Applied art- architecture, decorative art, art with functional purpose
Artifact- product of a particular time & place
Ritualistic: serving religious or spiritual purposes
Secular- non-religious purpose
Convention- set of rules or mutually accepted practices
What does art do?
Provides a record
Gives visible or other form to feelings
Reveals metaphysical or spiritual truths
Helps people see the world in new or innovative ways
Style- manner in which artists express themselves
- body of characteristics that identifies an artwork with an individual, a historical period, a school of artists, or a nation
Line, Color, Brush stroke
Formal criticism- applies no external conditions or information, we analyze the artwork just as we find it
Contextual criticism- add to the formal criticism any related information outside of the artwork, such as facts about the artist, cultural surroundings, political conditions, public response to the artwork, etc. These are applied to enhance perception and understanding.
Aesthetic Perception & Response
1. What is it? We must identify those items that can be seen and heard
2. How is it put together? We must learn and use the terminology relating to those items
3. How does it stimulate the senses? We understand how and why what we perceive relates to our response
Title Of Artwork
Media, Dimensions, Date
Location of the Artwork
Describe the elemental qualities you see in the artwork giving details
Tell about the art elements: 1)lines, 2)shapes, 3)colors, 4)value, 5)textures, and 6)space
Describe any objects that you recognize
Discuss how the artwork is organized as a composition
Tell about the design: 1)rhythm created by repetition, 2) balance, 3)the light source, 4)the focal point 5)perspective
Discuss what it is that unifies the work
What is the meaning of the work? Is it representational, abstract, or non-objective?
What mood or feeling does the artwork evoke? What information does the title give you?
What do you think was the intention of the artist? What is your reaction to the piece and what causes this response?
Evaluate the success of the artist. What can you say about the skills or craftsmanship of the artist?
What was the artist trying to communicate in creating the work? Was this successful?
Consider the subject matter, the theme, the arrangement of the elements, the design. Give specific details from the artwork.
Judge the work good or bad/ successful or not- and defend your statement with detailed examples from the work.