Chapter 1: What is Art?
Terms in this set (36)
the artist quality of something
modern day time; alive at the same time
person or organization who buys art or support artist in someway.
materials use to create art
method use by the artist to create art
a person in a group or tribe that believe to have powers
perfect version of something
picture of a person
done by the person theirselves
having both male and female characteristics
being on the cutting edge
image distorted in someway to emphasize certain qualities
having a generalize form with only a symbolic resemblance to real object
showing the same thing but different versions
All art begins
as an idea in the mind of the artist
List seven categories of art
architecture, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, crafts, performance, digital image.
What is the art and life of Vincent Van Gogh an example of?
an example of an artist unknown during his life-time but later-on(death) becomes famous
"Bird in Space" by Brancusi is in the ___________ style.
What was the main point of the Brancusi vs. U.S. case?
to establish that bird in space was exactly an art work
"Wild Turkey" by James Audubon
"Drawings of Flights of Birds" by Leonardo da Vinci
just a sketch of birds in flight
stylise, made out of bronze
Royal sun Spirit Head
made out of bronze, the birds was symbols of royal power (believe that kings control nature)
Raven Barbecuing Hat
mixed media, worn by the chief
"Chock" by Alexander Calder
mobile, playful, and humorous
What is the "context" of an artwork and why do we need to know it?
time, period, place/where, culture, gender of artist, social/economic.
if we don't know these things, it will make it harder to understand the artwork
What was controversial about Michelangelo's Pieta ?
mary youthful appearance and its look incestuous
What was controversial about Michelangelo's Last Judgement?
powerful scene of dynamic nudes
What was controversial about Manet's art?
he painted nudes in his art of real known people
Who created the X-portfolio and why was it controversial?
x-rated, images that were homosexual and sado-masochistic (Robert)
What two vocabulary words apply to Mapplethorpe's Self-Portrait?
realistic, oil painting, he wants to look successful . He wanted the portrait to look dramatic
little bit cartoonish, abstract, look young, emphasize his eyes and nose, creative, made up of sharpe angle shapes
How did Marcel Duchamp create L.H.O.O.Q? What was he trying to to accomplish?
he took a print of the Mona Lisa and took a pencil and added (facial hair) a mustache and goat tee. A new way of looking and thinking about art