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is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity (ex: Richard Serra, Undulating Wall)
the artist manipulates ink or paint onto the surface of a smooth plate and then transfers that image onto paper by means of pressure, can only create one (ex: William Blake, Newton) pen n ink
photography began and revolutionized art (ex: Society Ladies, James VanDerZee, USA, 1927)(Part of Harlem Renaissance)
Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
is romantic in its portrayal of fighting as thrilling, dangerous,
Kara Walker is an African American artist
who creates life-size, cutout silhouette figures based on racist imagery of the slave era in the United States.
the normal, existing state of affairs, which appears natural or inevitable instead of constructed or evolving
Affirming the Value of the oppressed
when a group of people is oppressed, their way of life tends to be discounted or ridiculed. art is an especially effective tool for affirming the lifestyles and value of downtrodden groups (ex; aborginal memorial)
uses shock to protest the conditions of Mental Hospitals and the treatment of patients
means counterpose, with a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot, more relaxed position (s curve)
may indulge viewer's curiosity, giving them permission to stare (ex: fanny, Chuck Close USA 1985
tension is apparent in his frown, muscles, protruding veins
head and hands are oversized, indicating youthful potential
inner tension speaks of the core of the being, the soul
body is ennobled and emphasized, but only as a vehicle for the soul
the body as an art tool
most important tool: fingers, hands and arms, guided by their minds (jason pollock painted lucifer with motion of entire body)
the viewer consumes an image without direct interaction, viewer is in a privileged position, becomes a voyeur
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