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Intro to Art

by: Mary Katherine O'Guin

Intro to Art Art 1110

Mary Katherine O'Guin
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Introduction to Art

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mary Katherine O'Guin on Saturday August 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Art 1110 at University of Tennessee - Chattanooga taught by Baxley in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 32 views.


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Date Created: 08/29/15
Introduction to Art What is Art 0 Visual form or expression gt ldeagt Communication What do you see 0 Description 0 Narrative O explanation O persuasion Q aesthetics Four things to remember when observing Art 1 Subject Matter Whatever you actually see 2 Form How does it fit together 3 Medium What is it made of 4 Context How different people see it Four thing critics do 1 Describe What do you see 2 Analyze How is this put together 3 Interpret What is this about What s going on here 4 Evaluate What do I think about it Should always come last this is more of an opinion thing Elements of Art 0 Line A continuous mark on a surface A record of a motion often serves to define a space 0 Shape A two dimensional space with a recognizable boundary 0 Value The quality of lightness or darkness in an image 0 Color wavelengths of light perceived by the eye Complementary colors lie opposite one another on the color wheel When mixed these colors neutralize each other When next to each other they can be seen from a far distance 0 Form Three dimensional area with recognizable boundaries 0 Texture In terms of the sense of touch the real or perceived surface quality of an object 0 Space The negative area or unoccupied space in a work of art Principles of design 0 Balance The sense of stability or instability in a composition Can be symmetrical or asymmetrical Q Rhythm Movement within an image created by the repetition andor placement of elements within a composition 0 Proportion Relationships in size between objects in a composition 0 Emphasis Guiding the viewer s eyes to points of interest usually achieved through some sort of contrasts 0 Unity A sense that everything in a composition belongs similarity of elements in a composition 0 Variety the opposite of Unity Stylistic Terms on Pg 2021 Naturalistic Realistic Illusionistic Stylized Romanticized NonRepresentationNonfigurative Juxtaposition the artist put this thing next to this thing on purpose The artist wanted it to mean a certain thing


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