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  1. Subject Matter – What Is It Saying? • Define subject matter, media, craftsmanship and design. • Describe each type of artistic subject matter listed below: • Landscape / cityscape • Portrait / figure / self-portrait • Still Life • Abstraction • Non – objective

  2. Subject Matter – What Is It Saying? • Define subject matter, media, craftsmanship and design. • Name and describe each type of artistic subject matter listed below: • Landscape / cityscape • Portrait / figure / self-portrait • Still Life • Abstraction • Non – objective

  3. Explain genre painting, social comment and narrative subjects. Provide examples of each from the text. • Categorize the following works, according to subject matter: • P. 40 – Degas (The Star) • P. 510 – Wood (Stone City, Iowa) • P. 555 – Diebenkorn (Cityscape 1) • P. 554 – Kline (Meryon) • P. 469 – Duchamp (Nude Descending Staircase) • P. 452 – Matisse (Red Studio)

  4. Subject Matter – What Is It Saying? • Define subject matter, media, craftsmanship and design. • Subject matter – what the artist is conveying • Media – the tools and materials the artist has used • Craftsmanship – the ability to make useful objects attractive • Design – the structure of visual language

  5. 2. Name and describe each type of artistic subject matter listed below: • Landscape / cityscape – Landscapes are representations of natural environments and cityscapes represent urban environments. • Portrait / figure / self-portrait – A portrait is a representation of a person. Figurative work often represents nudes. This is a way of appreciating the human body as an aesthetic form. A self-portrait is an artist’s representation of him or herself. • Still Life – A representation of inanimate objects, things that do not move. • Abstraction – The subject matter may be recognized, but is changed or altered in some way (colour, shape, etc…). • Non – objective – These works contain no recognizable objects and are composed only of colour, shape, line, etc…

  6. Explain genre painting, social comment and narrative subjects. Provide examples of each from the text. A genre painting represents a scene from everyday life, including the everyday activities of ordinary people. Social commentary is used to make a visual statement about society or the world. Narrative subjects tell a story.

  7. 4. Categorize the following works, according to subject matter: • P. 40 – Degas (The Star) • P. 510 – Wood (Stone City, Iowa) • P. 555 – Diebenkorn (Cityscape 1) • P. 554 – Kline (Meryon) • P. 469 – Duchamp (Nude Descending Staircase) • P. 452 – Matisse (Red Studio)