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Art

something that has great value in our society

Why do ppl make art?

To create places for some human purpose

Maya Lin

created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982

Kente

textile that is woven in hundreds of patterns used for ceremonial occasions; from west africa

Shiva

"lord of dance'; represents apocalypse and creation as he dances away the illusionary world of Maya, transforming it into power and enlightenment

Starry Night

created by Vincent van Gogh; expressed his belief that ppl journey to a star after death

"Poppy Flowers" or "Vase with Flowers"

was stolen from a cairo museum on August 20, 2010; this painting (12 by 12) is worth $50 million; painted in 1887, just 3 yrs before his suicide; painting was also stolen in 1978 and found in Kuwait

$80

the highest amount of money van gogh was ever paid for one of his paintings

Mona Lisa

was created by Leonardo da Vinci

100 Cans

created by Andy Warhol

Aesthetics

the branch of philosophy that studies art, also the nature of beauty

Grotesque Old Woman

also called "Ugly Duchess"; by Quentin Massys (1525-1530)

First Communion

(1895-96); a representational piece of art; Picasso wanted to present again the visible world so we would recognize it; because it is true to form, light and shadow, it is known as naturalistic

Seated Woman Holding a Fan

(1908); an abstract piece of art; Picasso selected certain aspects of what he saw and then simplified or exagerrated, taking something to its simplest form

Trompe l'oeil

French for "fool or trick the eye"; used as far back as the classical period (ancient Greeks); classical pillars and stonework were carried out for it

Escaping Criticism

example of trompe l'oeil; by del Caso

Found Art

art made from an already existing object; ex: the fountain (urinal) by Marcel Duchamp and signed by R MUTT

Stylized

representational art that conforms to a preset style (Egyptian art)

Nonrepresentational Art

art that has no resemblance to any real object

Style

a characteristic that we can recognize bc we see it repeatedly; is basically what distinguished artists (Andy Warhol)

FORM, CONTENT, SUBJECT MATTER, and ICONOGRAPHY

what the interpretation of the viewer has based on 4 terms

Form

the way a work of art looks; includes all visual aspects

Content

what it is about; Matisse - "Music Lesson"; pleasure of music; WE interpret the form to this

Subject Matter

objects or events the work depicts

Iconography

"describing images"; Birth of Venus - Botticelli

Context

ties that bind the work of art to its creator; some art was not made to just sit in a museum

Installation Art

space is presented as a work of art that can be entered, explored, experiences, and reflected upon

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