English Victorian Art Critic, valued art for Naturalism, he believed if Art was not natural it was bad.
American Painter, believed Art served no socail purpose,believed color matters most, believed music had a connection to art.
The Academy (Sevententh Century)
The Academy was made up of varying schools that that taught based on darwing, students were instructed to draw from plaster castsand then from nude models, then they were allowed to paint. Women were not allowed in the academy.
A style of artwork that refrences ancient Greek and Roman art. Emphasis on Englightment, inspired by classical myths, idealized beauty,heavy emphasis on allegory.
A visual narative where the person or object visually represented contains symbolic meaning.
One Point Perspective(Linear Perspective)
Created in the early Renaissance to Create the illusion of Space within two-dimensional work.
Modeling creates the illusion of depth through the use of light and shadow, termed chiaroscuro for the purpose of verisimilitude.
Natural Light Source
There is a single light source in academic painting, the sunlight is coming from one direction, casting the approiate shadows within the space.
Heirarchy Of Genres
The Academic ways of measuring art was by subject matter. This is how critics like Ruskin, valued Art.
Lowest. Paint is obvious, all objects in focus, concentration on storytelling highlighting everyday textures of life and nobilty of everyday life.
A scene not in front of the artist, could contain mythological or relgious elements that tell a story.
3rd Lowest. Picture of an actual personal idenity that has elements of the subject's personality. Flattering to the subject.Typically for private viewing.
HIGHEST. most imporant type of painting. Scenes from history or religion. Drama and charecters made it imporant art, large figures dominate background, always idealized.
Romntics had interest in it. A nineteenth century concept of that which is both terrifying and exhilarating, a feeling of overwhelimg awe, especailly at the power of nature.
Ability to project images onto a surface was known since ancient times, plato used in his allegory of his cave.
Used by renaissance artists. It was either a box or a darkened roomed with a pinpoint or lens on one side. The refractive nature of light projects an upside down image of the scene outside the box/room onto the opposite surface.
1837. A single image is recorded in photosensitive chemicals on a copper plate then encased in glass to protect the image from damage by handling.