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Art Appreciation

by: Ollie Mayert

Art Appreciation ARTS 2001

Ollie Mayert

GPA 3.91

Betty Seabolt

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ollie Mayert on Tuesday October 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ARTS 2001 at Southern Polytechnic State University taught by Betty Seabolt in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see /class/225464/arts-2001-southern-polytechnic-state-university in Arts at Southern Polytechnic State University.


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Date Created: 10/20/15
ARTS 2001Art Appreciation 7152010 Guide for talking and writing about art Based on Edmund B Feldman s 4step method of art criticism 1 Description Goals Describe what you see objectively Concentrate on art work Delay judgment Facts Title Artist Nationality Medium Date Size Representational looks like something you recognize or Nonrepresentational unrecognizablei If representational is it Realistic looks almost photographic7 or Abstract can see some recognizable objectsi Describe people places things you see Types of line outlinei contouri calligraphici straighti curvedi thicki thini horizontali verticali Shapes at 2dimensional geometric organic not geometric or regular Forms 3dimensional geometric organic not geometric or regular Colors blacki white grays analogous colors colors that look similar complementary contrasting colors Predominant colors Space photographic linear perspectivei atmospheric perspectivei overlapping stacking narrative Textures real textures can actually touch and feel texture implied texture looks like texture but can t actually touch itii 2 Analysis Goal to look for relationships between the things described above Balanced Yesi Symmetricali Asymmetricali Balanced by colori shape amp formi light amp darki Rhythm amp repetition What is repeatedi Do the repeated items changei How Proportion looks naturali distortedi exaggeratedi Unified through colori compositioni repetitioni linei texturei other Is there a central focus What is it 3 Interpretation Goal To find meaning in the artwork How does this work make you feel Why Are there symbols in work What do they mean What do you think the artist is trying to do 4 Evaluation Goal To evaluate the art work Does the artwork have value through expression of emotion and feeling Does it find value through its purpose Does it find value through use of formal elements color line shape etc Are the materials appropriate Is the work skillfully made


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