Born a peasant in a remote village in Romania
Spent most of adult life in Paris
Photograph: Endless Comumn - columns seem to go forever; has a marble submarine that is called "fish"
Photograph: Bird in Space 1928-30
branch of philosophy concerned with the feelings aroused in us by sesory experiences
founded by Jean-Marie Chauvet in 1994
images are from 30,000 BC
Very large stones surrounded in turn by a circular ditch
Stonehenge - 3100 BC, erected in Neolithic era
What do artists do?
1. create places for some human purpose
2. create extraordinary versions of ordinary objects
3. record and commemorate
4. give tangible form to the unknown
5. give tangible form to feelings and ideas
6. refresh our vision and help us see the world in new ways
Latin for 'vanity,' a meditation on the fleeting nature of earthly life and happiness
Leonardo da Vinci 1503-1505
Edward Weston 1931
Fisherman's Cottage on the Clifs at Varengeville
Claude Monet 1882
Giovanni Bellini 1500
Saturn Devouring One of His Children
Francisco de Goya 1820
Pablo Picasso 1895
to represent the visible world in such a way that we recognize a likeness
a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
Woman with Packages
Louise Bourgeois 1949
extreme optical fidelity - being fooled that the painting is lifelike
Duane Hanson 1984
Kitagawa Utamaro 1798
Nude Woman Having Her Hair Combed
Edgar Degas 1886
the way a work of art looks
what a work of art is about
Henri Matisse 1916
Henri Matisse 1917
Liberty Leading The People
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