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Introduction to Art- Week 1 Notes

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Introduction to Art- Week 1 Notes Art 100-02 (Introduction to Art)

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These are week 1's notes for the Introduction to Art (History) course.
Introduction to Art 100-02
Dr. Alexandra Dodson
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Art, history, Art History, analysis




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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by April Sapp on Thursday August 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 100-02 (Introduction to Art) at University of North Carolina - Greensboro taught by Dr. Alexandra Dodson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Art 100-02 in Art History at University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

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Date Created: 08/25/16
Art 100-02 Introduction toArt Week 1 Objective: What is art? How do we talk about art? What is art? Any movement or visual thing that is made by a person or persons and that is invested with social, political, spiritual, or aesthetic value by the creator, user, viewer, or patron. FineArts • Objects created for aesthetic and intellectual purposes (though this doesn't always apply in the case of pre-modern/pre-Renaissance art) • Historically includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, architecture, photography, etc. The “Canon” - Notion of a group or artworks that are upheld as defining specific periods (famous artworks) • Very limited category • Mainly includes European artwork Decorative Arts • Arts concerned with the production of objects that are useful and beautiful • Can include furniture, lamps, vases, pitchers, etc. • Aren't always considered to be fine art because of its functionalism Industrial Design Process of design applied to products made through mass production; aesthetically appeasing. Visual Culture • The “catch all”; used for anything you can't categorize into another category • Objects of human creation that are meant to be experienced visually What Do We Want to KnowAboutArt? • Title (can differ from country to country) ◦ What is it called? • Artist ◦ Who made it? • Date ◦ When was it made? ▪ C= CIRCA ▪ BC= Before Christ ▪ AD=Anno Domini ▪ BCE= Before Common Era ▪ CE= Common Era • Material/Medium ◦ What is it made of? • Dimensions ◦ How big is it? • Patron and Intended Location ◦ For whom was it made and where? • Current Location ◦ Where is it now? Why? FormalAnalysis Avisual examination and analysis of a work of art that studies how the integral parts of a work of art are united to produce HISTORICAL and/or INDIVIDUAL style. Basically →What does it look like and why does it look like that? • Color ◦ Used to accentuate certain features of a work of art; hinted at what kind of technology was available at the time • Line ◦ Articulates different components of a work of art • Material ◦ What is the work of art made from? • Abstract and Figurative ◦ Is the artist depicting something that is a recognizable form OR are they using colors and lines to have a meaning of their own? • Naturalism ◦ How life-like is the artwork? • Scale ◦ Relative size; how big is the artwork in comparison to us? To other artworks? Composition The arrangement or organization of the various elements of a work of art


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