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deriving meaning the ways in which we critique art
Deriving Meaning

The Ways In Which We Critique Art

4 1 deriving meaning
4.1 Deriving Meaning
  • Formal Analysis
  • Content: subject matter and iconography
  • Criticism/writing about art: formalist criticism, ideological criticism, structuralist-based criticism, psychoanalyst and feminist criticism, writings on visual culture and personal interpretation
  • Art in Context
  • Ways we encounter art
4 2 formal analysis
4.2 Formal Analysis
  • An integrated study of all the formal qualities of an artwork
  • Formal qualities contribute to meaning.
4 3 content
4.3 Content
  • Content is an artwork’s theme or message
  • Subject matter is what is seen by observation
  • Iconography is the symbolism or ‘hidden’ meaning behind what is seen
    • Mandala of Samvara (Kharamukha Cakrasamvara Mandala).
    • Te Mana O Taranga
4 4 writings about art
4.4 Writings about Art
  • Critics write about, interpret and evaluate works of art in various ways, each way adding specific meaning or ideas about content.
  • Some of these ways are: formalist criticism, ideological criticism, structuralist based criticism, psychoanalyst and feminist criticism, writings on visual culture and personal interpretation.
ideological criticism
Ideological Criticism
  • Rooted in writings of Karl Marx
    • All art supports particular political agenda, cultural structure, or economic/class hierarchy
    • How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art by Serge Guilbaut
    • Hans Haacke’s MetroMobilitan
structuralist based criticism
Structuralist-Based Criticism
  • Structuralism & Semiotics
    • Social and cultural structures influence the meaning of art
    • As study of language, Structuralism was called Semiotics
      • The study of signs in verbal or written communication
      • Late 20th Century Semiotics came to be applied to all forms of communication, including art
  • Deconstruction
    • Seeks to undermine or reveal myths, clichés, and stereotypes embedded in Western systems of signs.
    • Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #35
psychoanalytic feminist criticism
Psychoanalytic & Feminist Criticism
  • Psychoanalytic criticism is most appropriate when applied to works dealing with strong emotional content, dream imagery, or fantasy
    • Surrealism
    • Assigns meaning to imagery
  • Feminist Criticism
    • Representation of gender in art
      • Can support male-dominated social structures
      • Borrows from structuralism, deconstruction, and psychoanalytic approaches to criticism
    • The Guerilla Girls use artwork as feminist criticism
4 6 ways we encounter art
4.6 Ways We Encounter Art
  • Print and photographic media
  • Reproductions
  • Museums and galleries
  • Original religious, historical and social environment
  • Community and cultural ritual, as well as tourism
  • Consider: mimetic and performative art
discussion topics
Discussion Topics
  • Why does understanding the context of a work of art add to our understanding of it?
  • In what ways does the written word add to the public’s experience of art?
  • Why does adding others ideas to our own opinions increase our appreciation of art?
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