unit 2 art history questions
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which part of art criticism operation is concerned with the expressive qualities of an artwork? what are these qualities?
the part of art criticism concerned with expressive qualities is interpretation. The qualities are the moods or ideas communicated using the art elements.
what are literal qualities?
literal qualities are realistic presentations of subject matter.
explain how a design chart can aid someone in analyzing a work of art?
A design chart can aid someone in analyzing a work of art by helping them make relationships of the elements and showing all the possibilities the elements can be mixed
how does a person demonstrate that he or she understands and appreciates an artwork?
by making a judgment of the art work and being able to defend that judgement with good reason.
list and briefly describe the three theories of aesthetics
imitation is art critics that feel that the most important thing in an art work are realistic presentations of subject matter
formalism when the most important thing is design quality
emotionalism when expressive qualities are important in an artwork
why is it impossible to consider the literal qualities of an artwork when examining nonobjective works? How would you examine it instead?
It is impossible because non objective matter has no realistic representation. I would examine the design quality which focuses on the elements more.
why is it important to take all three art theories into account during every critical encounter with art?
it is important because in order to make a good judgement you have to be able to view all aspects of the art because if an art is formalism and you try imitation theory the art work would be deemed unsuccessful in your point of view.
what is the difference between a judgment and a like/ dislike statement ?
The difference between judgement and a like/ dislike statement is that a judgments when an art work is viewed thoroughly and has good reasons to support judgement. Meanwhile a like/dislike statement is an emotional statement that doesn't require a good reason to support the statement being made
what are the four steps of the art history operations?
the four steps of art history operations are description analysis, interpretation, and judgement
How do these four steps differ when used by art historians and art critics?
They differ because when art critics use these four steps they use it to gain information about art work and art historians use the four steps to gather facts and information about the work and the artist who created it
what is meant by an artists personal style? What role does it play in the historians efforts to identify artworks as representative of art movements?
its how an artist uses the art elements and principles to reproduce what they see and express their ideas and feelings. It helps them view how an artist has perfected their skill and it lets them tell if a work of art was done early or late in the career of that artist
during interpretation what does the art historian focus on?
During interpretation the art historian focuses attention on the influences of time and place on the artist
what must viewers do if works of art are to become special to them?
Viewers must become personally involved with the art work, they should examine the art work themselves before seeing what other people have said and seen in the art work
when you examine a work of art should you begin with the art criticism operations or the art history operations? why?
You should start with the art criticism operations because you should make your personal decision first before seeing the history the art work has
what kinds of information must you have before you can make a final judgement about a work of art
the information you should have before making a final judgement is your personal examination of the art work and its history
why is it impossible to consider a judgement in art as absolutely final?
because we continue to learn new things from and about works of art so the final judgement can always be changed.
the four operations of ________ are description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment
______ is done after an art critic gathers information about a work
if viewers want artworks to be special to them they must become _______
_______ is the branch of philosophy concerned with the identification of clues with artworks used to understand judge and defend judgments about those works
_______ art has no apparent reference to reality
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