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Art appreciation

by: Autumn Griffith

Art appreciation ARTS 2000

Autumn Griffith

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Chapter 2
Art Appreciation
Andrea Trombetta
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This 8 page Class Notes was uploaded by Autumn Griffith on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ARTS 2000 at University of Georgia taught by Andrea Trombetta in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 09/30/16
Chapter 2- awareness, creativity , and communication • Weston/PEPPER #30/1930/photograph Aesthetics- an awareness of beauty or to that quality in a work of art or other manmade or natural form which evokes a sense of elevated awareness in the viewer • Da Vinci/A MAN TRICKED BY GYPSIES/1493/ pen and brown ink • Van Gogh/ SKULL WITH A BURNING CIGARETTE/1885/ oil on canvas • Basquiat/TOBACCO/1984/acrylic and oil on canvas • Hampton/ THRONE OF THE THIRD HEAVEN/1950-1964/ gold and silver aluminum foil Creativity- the ability to see and to respond Untrained and folk artists- those with little or no formal art education who make objects Art and Appearances: representational, abstract, and non-representational: Representational art- art in which it is the artists intention to present again or represent a particular subject Example: • Magritte/ LA TRAHISON DES IMAGES/1929/ oil on canvas Abstract art- art that departs significantly from natural appearances (very slight appearances) Example: • Van Doesburg/COMPOSITION (THE COW)/1917/ tempera, oil on canvas Non-representational art - art without reference to anything outside itself- without representational objects Example: Van Doesburg/COMPOSITION/1917/oil on canvas Abstract landscape example: • Maori Peoples/ TUKUTUKU PANELS/1930’S/dyed wooden strips Form- total effect of the combined visual qualities within a work (materials, shape, color, line, design) Content- the message of the work– what the artist expresses • Rodin / THE KISS / 1886 / marble • Brancusi/ THE KISS/ 1916/ limestone Rodin’s work expresses feelings of love, while Brancusi’s work expresses the idea of love • O’keefe/ ORIENTAL POPPIES/1927/oil on canvas • O’keefe/JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT/1930/oil on canvas Iconography- symbolic meaning of signs, subjects, and images used to convey ideas important to particular cultures th • Artist unknown/ DETAIL OF THE DESCENT OF THE GANGES/7 century/granite • Saar/THE LIBERATION OF AUNT JEMIMA/1972/ mixed media Andy Goldsworthy- Rivers and Tides • Made a curvy line out of icicles • Made a whirlpool like shape out of sticks • Made an egg shaped stone stack and gave it to the sea as a gift


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