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Western Art to 1500: What is Art History (Week 1)
Terms in this set (31)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Preserve and identify historical works and buildings.
What is Art?
communicates social or religious ideas that would makes us want to look at them.
Art as Reflection of Culture
Temple or Statue of God (Shows who created it)
Art as Expression of Artist
An emotional expression of how the artist sees the world.
What is Art History?
Understanding the meaning of art from the past with the original context.
The symbols in the art work.
The STUDY of symbols in art work.
What is happening at the time? how we know why something looks the way it does.
A person who pays for artwork ex. Ruler.
no "artists" only individuals who trained under their fathers (communicate what was important to them)
How to understand Art History?
1. Who paid for it?
2. Why was it produced?
3. How was it used?
What is style?
Visual characteristics that relate to an artist, region, period.
Particular area of world.
What is medium and Technique?
Requirements all art must have which is a medium that is a material used with a technique.
Crushed pigment with egg yolk, matte and lasted long, used by Greeks, Egyptians, Romans
Pigments dissolved in beeswax to look natural used by Greeks, Egyptians
Modern world, similar to watercolor
3D shape that combines hard materials such as stone, wood, or metal that considers all angles.
Seen all around.
projects from a flat background
Slight raised service, good at communicating ex. Coins.
Casts deep shadow, communicate dramatic sense.
Substitute one material for another
removes unwanted material in the sculpture, subtractive process, Stone or wood
Planning, designing, and building a structure.
2 verticals stones supports one hortizational stone.
supported by columns or piers, Romans
Associated with the Heavens.
Construction material, would even set underwater, romans dominated with it.