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Art 100: 2 Weeks of Notes

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These are introductory notes of the first two weeks of class. Chapters 1-3
Michael Fenton
Art 100, Art
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Date Created: 01/20/16
Art 100 The Basics of Visual Literacy 1 Description the quotwhatquot questions of a print artwork 2 Analysis what how and why a Form i Visual Elements 1 Line light value color formspace time ii Composition 1 Symmetrical vs ASymmetrical b Content i Subject matter 1 Natural subject matter what anyone can plainly see 2 lconography symbolism used in artwork c Style i Period vs Regional vs Personal ii Stylization how the subject matter is treated in the relation to the object in nature 1 Realistic direct source naturalistic idealized abstract nonrepresentational Neolithic quotMost signi cant change in the human his mmquot 1 The Neolithic Revolution a Permeant Settlement Architecture b Agriculture amp Animal Domestication c Specialization Pottery Ceramics i Architecture Material 1 Wood mud stone amp plaster ii Architecture Technique 39 1 Wattle amp Dub Construction 39 quot a Sticks woven like baskets mud is covered on the inside and outside 2 Post amp Lintel Construction Stonehenge 3 Corbelled Construction Shrine rooms appear more Megaliths large stone Passage Grave taken post amp lintel elements to create an open grave space g Henge a circle of megaliths i Mortice and tenon Legos th0 Ancient Near East quotEmergence of the Neolithi Cuneiform written language Metallurgy bronze age Iron Age City States amp Empires a Cylinder Seal i Cylinder stone that is rolled acro b Ziggurat UJNl 39 i Believed to be used to get closed to God amp had a temple on top ii Made out of mud brick 4 Stylistic Conventions artists working in similar styles a Materials i Limestone alabaster gypsum lapis lazuli gold stone shell bitumen tar asphalt ii lnlay of stone amp shell set into black bitumen b Composition i quotHieratic Sealingquot bigger is better size equals importance ii Ground line single line on the ground which has a consistent space iii Register art work in between the ground line 129 Ancient Near East 1 Stele one large plank of stone that is being used for a proclamation or code 2 Lamassu guardian gure lion bull eagle human combined to form one animal a Two relief carving close to each other b 5 legs at different angles to look like a perspective of walking 3 Composition a Vertical Perspective b Fired amp Glazed Bricks c Stone Columns 4 Technique a Firing them in the sun b Glazed Brick Egyptian Art 1 Material Techniques a Painted and pressed papyrus 2 Belief of Burial Practices a Ka amp Mummi cation 70 days to bury the dead b Mastabe i Buried ground for mummies chapel and stat c Stepped Pyramid quot i Traditional looking pyramid 1 Limestone amp Asher Masonry a Precisely made from stone and bricks b Carved perfectly 2 Funerary Complex a Part of a larger Pyramid b 1St stone pillars in the world found here 3 Engaged Columns a Columns in part of a wall b More for decoration reater Pyramidsquot at Giza 1 Ashlar Masonry Limestone Granite Electrum at the tip alloy of silver amp gold t Sphynx attached to pyramids i Carved out of natural sandstone 1 Softer easily corroded 2 Sandstorms and other natural weathering caused reduction i Sand covered base locking in moisture 3 Names quothead dressquot shows of the pharaoh which they only whores e Stylistic Conventions i Canon of Proportions a set of rule guidelines to follow when creating artwork ii Egyption COP used a grid system with boxes squares sts tall by sts wide 1 Rigidity and the power of Egyptian culture a Men with dark skin working outside b Women with light skin indoor chores 2 Has changed over time sometimes dramatically a King Hatshepsut queen pharaoh amp has breasts b Akhenaton Temple of Aton i Changes in the god they worshipped from many gods to one god ii The art has made Nefertiti wife idea 39 n 1539 1075 BCE Canon of proportion 1 Tutankhamun Tomb Ruled from 9 yr old to 18 yrs old a Found food gold preserved body in tomb temple area b Anthropoid Cof n coffin is size amp shape as the person withi Ii i 7 layer protection with 18th inch gold on the last innerc ii Death mask 1 Materials gold stone channel semiprecious sto metals 2 Technique Egyptian Cloisonn 2 Ancient Egyptian Architecture a Temple of AmenRe Sun god of Egypt i Built amp expanded for generations ii Believed to completed by Ramsies 1 Pylons two trapezoid shape bound by post amp lintel 2 Facade face of the building 3 Obelisk pairs of pillars on front of pylon temple sometimes has art a harder to create b uses a single piece of stone 4 Servers as a sun gate since it serves as a temple to AmenRe ypos yle Hall columned hallway post amp lintel had so an extreme abundance i mostly used for art and not support ii Towers of a hallway c Clerestory row of windows that allowed light amp wind in g i Sunken Relief drawing engraving into the stone f39 Cycladic Culture 3000 1600 BCE Art of the Aegean World 1 Plank Idols thin planks of stone between 6quot 8quot tall a Only nose for facial feature arm crossed quotBarbie feetquot funerary gures mostly all female b Marble easy to construct and create c Stylistic Conventions i Has negative space with emphasis on beauty


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