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Chapter One. Art in your world. What is Art?. A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill. Perceive : To become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object. Edvard Munch. The Sick Child. Some Background Info.

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Chapter one

Chapter One

Art in your world


What is art

What is Art?

  • A work of art is the visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill.

  • Perceive: To become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object.


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Edvard Munch.

The Sick Child


Some background info

Some Background Info

  • Painted in 1885

  • Portrait of his older and favorite sister who died of tuberculosis years earlier at the age of 15.

  • What has the artist done to focus your attention on the sick child?


The purposes of art

The purposes of Art

  • Personal function: To express personal feelings.

  • Social function: To reinforce and enhance the shared sense of identity to those in a family, community, or civilization.

  • Spiritual function: To express spiritual beliefs about the destiny of life controlled by the force of a higher power.


Purposes continued

Purposes Continued…

  • Physical function: To create/invent functional art.

  • Educational function: Art is sometimes used to provide visual instruction. When not everyone could read, artists would use symbols to provide information.


Why do artists creat

Why do artists creat?

  • The urge to create is universal!

  • Artists: Creative individuals who use imagination and skill to communicate in visual form.


Where do artists get ideas

Where do artists get ideas?

  • Nature

  • People and World Events

  • Myth Legends

  • Creative Techniques

  • Artists of the past

  • Ideas commissioned by employers


Nature

Nature

*The Lackawanna Valley

*George Inness

*Morning Suprise

*Terry Redlin


People

People

The Symbols in this picture tell a story:

*The gothic window represents the couple’s European heritage.

*The pitchfork represents their determination.

*American Gothic

*Grant Wood


Popularity of american gothic

Popularity of American Gothic…


Real world events

Real World Events

*Twin Towers Crying

*Tone Granberg


Myths and legends

Myths and Legends

Depicting the return of a legendary hero, Ulysses.

Dragons


Creative techniques

Creative Techniques

Jackson Pollock


Artists of the past

Artists of the past

*Las Meninas

*Pablo Picasso

1957

*Las Meninas

*Diego Velazquez

1656


Ideas commissioned by employers

Ideas Commissioned by Employers

*Leonardo Davinci

*Ginevra de’ Benci

Commissioned by her husband at the age of 16.


The language of art

The Language of Art

  • Symbol: Something that stands for, or represents, something else.

  • Elements of Art: Basic Visual symbols in the language of art.

    • Line

    • Shape and Form

    • Space

    • Color

    • Value

    • Texture


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  • Principles of Art: Rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art.

    • Rhythm

    • Movement

    • Balance

    • Proportion

    • Variety

    • Emphasis

    • Harmony

    • Unity


Vocab

Vocab…

  • Subject: The image viewers can easily identify in a work of art.

  • Nonobjective Art: Art that has no recognizable matter.

  • Composition: The way the principles of art are used to organized the elements of art.


More vocab

More Vocab

  • Content: The message the work communicates.

  • Credit Line: A list of important facts about a work of art.

  • Medium: The materials used to make art.


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