Art History 252, Week 1 Notes
Art History 252, Week 1 Notes ARH 252
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caroline Crews on Sunday January 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARH 252 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Anna Dietz in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Art History in Art at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 01/24/16
A work of art is something that… o Human intervention, tangible, aesthetic response What is Art History? o Actively look at and study artwork made by humans o Consider and situate those works in their original context o Use formal analysis, image comparison, and historical context to understand the content and meaning9s0 o Ask lots of question What aspects do we study? o Chronology, dating of the work of art Usually circa because it is so old, framework Relate chronology to style o Purpose and Function Most of what we study was made for a function Ex. Cylinder seal: to show that it has not been open. Shows political status or economical status Can learn a lot form these objects about the society and time o Size and scale Height, width, mass o Medium and technique Material used and technique can be used to explain the context Important people get fancy material o Style Objective To categorize the different ages Stylistic distinction o Patron and Audience Influences how the art will look and mean o Subject matter and location Important to be able to read the work o Architect Sometimes known, but most often is anonymous o Communication and Meaning What is the work trying to communicate? o Relevance and significance
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