Philosophy of art: the study of the creative process, the work of art, the aesthetic experience, principles of criticism, and the role of art in society.
Sensory : elements of visual art.
Formal: composition how elements are organized to engage the viewer.
Technical: We see art art history and art appreciation.
Interpretive: how we interpret the art.
The qualities of objects or events that stimulate our vision ( line, color, texture, space, shape, light, shadow, volume, and mass.) abstract paintings liberate us from our habits of always identifying identifying qualities with specific objects and events.
Primary, secondary, Warm, Cool , analagous.
Objects and events that we care about , that have great importance. Also with regard to color, value refers to lightness or darkness of a color and shadows.
horizon, boundary, edge, direction, implied direction, organic nature vs geometric lines
The outlines and of an object/ Availability for occupation by shapes, and the positioned relationship of these shapes.
pattern creates : motion, rythym, dances the eye, texture creates: a "touch/feel" sensation
Arrangement of the elements in art, symmetry, balance, asymmetry, dominance, repition, rhythym, harmony, contrast, variety.
The identifying features- characteristics of form - of a work or group of works that identify it with an artist, group of artists era or culture.
what we can observe
what we know or think we know
Painting that has the sensuous as its subject matter.
People who already have made up their minds about what art they like or do not like, and defend their stand
something that has value and beauty TO ME ! JUST ME!
something that has value and beauty to a
WHOLE COMMUNITY, OR GROUP.
something that has value and beauty TO EVERYONE!
concentrates on the form of a work of art describing the important characteristics in order to improve understanding of the part to part to and part to whole. ex. we looked at the line and shape of the antelope headdress.
Interpretive/ contextual criticism
adds context in which work was made and for what purpose. ex. it was the vital role the Chi wara spirit plays in the bamana communitites of Mali
4 forms of perception
Artistic form : the organization of a meduim that results in clarifying some subject matter
Participation: sustained attention and loss of self-awareness
Content: the interpretation of subject matter
Subject matter: some value expressed in the work of art
Abstract Painting vs Representational Painting
Absract paintings are seem to have no subject matter, but really the subject matter is the sensuos. VS. Representational paintings where the painting represents certain objects and ideas.