refers to a distinctive handling of elements and media associated with the work of an individual artist, a school movement, or a specific culture or time period
includes not only a work of art's form but also its subject matter and its underlying means or themes
Does awareness of style, form, and content help viewers understand and appreciate the visual arts more fully?
the portrayal of people and things as they are seen by the eye or really thought to be, without idealization, without distortion
art that portrays, however altered or distorted, things perceived in the visible world
a form of art characterized by simplified or distorted rendering of an object that has the essential form r nature of that object
art that doesn't portray figures of objects: art without real objects or subject matter
A 20th century style developed by Picasso and Braque that emphasizes the 2D of the canvas, characterized by multiple views of an object and the reduction of form to cubelike essentials
a process of generating imagery through idea received from the unconscious mind and expressed in an unrestrained manner
What do some artists label their work "untitled"?
to discourage Rorschach-like readings of their work
an approach to art criticism that concentrates primarily on the elements and design of works of art rather than on historical factors or the biography of the artist
The Levels of Content
1. Subject Matter
2. Elements and composition
3. Underlying or symbolic meanings or themes