Chapter 1 Prebles Artforms 11th Edition
Terms in this set (12)
Work of Art
What the artist makes or puts in front of us for viewing. The visual object that embodies the idea the artist wanted to communicate.
A particular material along with its accompanying technique; a specific type of artistic technique or means of expression determined by the use of particular materials.
Works of art made with more than one medium.
The process of combining parts of various photographs in one photograph.
Art produced by those with no formal training, outside the established channels of art exhibition. Examples include art by self directed individuals, prison inmates, and insane persons.
Art of people who have had no formal, academic training, but whose works are part of an established tradition of style and craftsmanship. Examples include religious carvers, quilt makers, and shop-sign makers.
Art in which it is the artist's intention to present again or represent a particular subject, especially pertaining to realistic portrayal of subject matter.
Art that is based on natural appearances but departs significantly from them. Forms are modified or changed to varying degrees.
Art without reference to anything outside itself-without representation. Also called "nonobjective"-without recognizable objects.
in the broadest sense, the total physical characteristics of an object or event. Usually describes the visual elements of a work of art that create meaning, for example: A huge, looming shape in a painting is a form that may create haunting or foreboding meaning.
Meaning or message communicated by a work of art, including its emotional intellectual, symbolic, thematic, and narrative connotations.
The symbolic meanings of subjects and signs used to convey ideas important to particular cultures or religions, and the conventions governing the use of such forms. For example, in traditional Christian Art a key symbolizes Saint Peter, to whom Christ gave the keys to the kingdom of heaven. An hourglass symbolizes the passage of time, etc.