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background image How to Analyze Works Of Art This lecture was in the Gordon Gallery and taught how to describe a work of art may it be a painting or statue. Having to break the piece of art apart to describe it to another person. Key Terms  ● Proportions  ● Rhythm  ● Lines: Diagonal, horizontal, & vertical  ● Scale ● Light ● Texture ● Space ● Balance ● Scale ● Space Describe Its Size  ● Is it large & small? ● What is it shape like? The proportions ● Start from the largest item & separate the piece ● Small pieces are able to control while large pieces feel overwhelming  ○ Ask yourself not if it is overwhelming but what is going on in this larger piece ● Rhythm ● Emphasis each thin on the work of art ● What is the unity & variety in the art piece Line & Outline  ● Soft smooth line clam v. jagged lines which give us a sense of anger or hardened  emotion. ○ Horizontal: Give a sense of calmness ○ Vertical: Stable & ambiguous  ● Lines can control a painting Line & Texture  ● Diagonal: like the letter V in paintings make us happy while ^ is more sad & depression Scale, Light, Texture, & Space ● Light: Paintings of sunsets are illusions. A piece that allows light to touch in all it places  creating shadows. ● Texture: What is the texture? The patterns, rhythm, unity, & diversity ● What is the process that helped get this pieces texture the way they are… ● What do you look at a piece of art for… ○ Symmetry, color harmony, & shape ○ Diagonal or lines ○ Scale ○ Proportion ○ Rhythm
background image ○ Pattern ○ Color: Saturated & high value (intense or bright) ● Balance: Radial Balance: Stick a pin in a picture & spin it. It will be the same. ○ Emphasis, subordination, & balance ● Scale: How small or big ● Space: Positive & negative space  ○ Negative space is important. It brings character to paintings. Makes it more  relatable & characterizes it ○ Symmetry  ○ Texture 
background image Art Historical Analysis  Representation of Space  Antiquity & The Renaissance  ● Artists work to reproduce the natural world as accurately as possible  ● Distant object appear smaller than near ones, this developed the system of linear  perspective  ● Seeing how detail & color blurred w. Distance, they developed the principles of  atmospheric perspective  ● Artist studies anatomy, even the dissection of cadavers, to fully understand the human  form  Space  ● Space interacts with the visual elements and helps give them definition. Those the  existence of negative and positive spaces. ● Three dimensional space has  height, width, & depth  Picture ­ Paintings ­ Drawing & Others  ● Two dimensional space only  height & width. There exists the picture plane and the  illusion of negative (ground) & positive (figure space) ○ Implied Space: Includes overlapping and position (foreground, middle­ground,  background) ○ Illusionistic Space: Includes foreshortening, linear, isometric, and atmospheric  perspective  ■ Maharana Amar Singh II with Ajit Singh of Jodhpur and Sawai Jai Singh  of Jaipur 1867 ● Includes implied space & overlapping  ● Artist were viewed as scientist  ● Linear Perspective  ○ Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495­97. Space: Illusionistic Representation  ● Isometric Perspective: Includes receding rectangle and cube are examples  ○ The Siege of Belgrade, Manuscript 1558 .
background image Foreshortening  ● Hans Baldung Grien, The Groom and the Witch, c.1540. ● Albrecht  Dürer, Draftsman Drawing a Reclining Nude, c. 1527. Anamorphic image/ Vanitas/Memento mori Hans Holbein the Younger, Double Portrait of Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve  ("The Ambassadors"), 1533, oil on wood, 207.0 x 209.5 cm., The National Gallery, 
○ Standing at a certain position would make the skull appear 3D Space: Illusionistic  ● Atmospheric Perspective: AS objects recede into the distance they become paler, bluer,  and less distinct.  ○ Bierstadt, The Rocky  Mountains, Lander’s Peak, 1863. ○ Detail, Gongwang, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, 1530.

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School: Old Dominion University
Department: Art History
Course: Introduction to Visual Arts
Professor: Agnieska Whelan
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Art History, Art, and ARTH
Name: Introduction to Visual Arts, Exam 2: Review
Description: These note cover what is going on in the artwork during its prime.
Uploaded: 11/07/2018
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