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Lecture 3- Week 2: Mass and Volume

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Lecture 3- Week 2: Mass and Volume ARTH 203

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These notes follow the professor's PowerPoint in class. They go over art elements Mass & Volume along with a small introduction to Color.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Oby Igwe on Sunday September 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARTH 203 at University of Louisville taught by Miranda Becht in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Art in Arts and Humanities at University of Louisville.

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Date Created: 09/04/16
From Last Class:  Sauerkids­ 2006: The Devil Made Me Do It  ● Text is conceptual  ●  Use of language  ● Graphic design     Pablo Picasso  ● Continuum showing shift in representational to abstract art style      Mass & Volume  Foreshortening  ● A concept that takes an 3D object that is viewed in a different perspective  ○ It can alter an object into seemingly having shorter depth (cell phone example)    Anish Kapoor­ 2006: Cloud Gate  ● Volume​= how much space an object takes up  ● Mass=​  the weight and gravity of an object    Procession of the Imperial Family from th​ ra Pacis Augustae­ 13 BCE  ● Relief​­ artwork that is flat on one side and has sculptural elements jutting out on the front  side, making it appear as a 3D image  ○ Meant to be seen from the front  ○ Texture is present; however subtle    Aphrodit​  Crouching at Her Bath­ 2nd cent. BCE  ● In the “​Round​”­ artwork that is viewed from all sides (360°)    Texture  ● What can be perceived on a object’s surface,   ○ Can be influenced by sight (light/ color) and touch (material used­ metal, wood)  ● 2D art can have implied texture  ● 3D­ Cloud Gate: smooth texture, made out of stainless steel    Meret Oppenheim­1936: ​Object  ● Texture is subversive­ contradicts expectations and previous experiences  ● No one wouldn’t use a fuzzy cup to drink out of     Louise Bourgeois­ 1999: ​Maman  ● Open form, lots of volume  ● Made up of bronze/ stainless steel  ● Sense of motherhood  ● Negative and positive space used    Color    Element: ​Color  ● Most complex  ● Can enhance the illusion of space  ● Color wheel­ Johannes Itten  ● Primary colors can be mixed together to get secondary colors  ● Warm vs. cool colors  ● Value → can influence color/hues  ○ The amount of black (darker) / white (lighter)  ○ Inherent value: “normal” hues/colors  ○ Variation in value with ​  or ■ Mix with gray → tone  ■ Mix with white → tint  ■ Mix with black → shade  ● Also means Intensity, saturation, and chroma  ○ Bright, “in your face”  ● Complementary colors  ○ Primary & secondary (red & green, orange & blue)  ○ Subtractive color­ what we usually work with in art  ● Colors are never seen in isolation    Barnett Newman­ 1950­1: ​Vir Heroicus Sublimis  ● Bezold effect​­ optical illusion, when a color appears to be different when being next to  other colors. Usually seen with small areas of color  ● Value and saturation of color  ● 7 feet long  ● Subtle stripes of color (called “zips”) 


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