What is Art? Tell me What is Art? • Form of expression with aesthetic – Aesthetic – Values that allow the viewer to judge art as satisfying. – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Aesthetics the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.2.the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty. Aesthetics Janet Fish Piet Mondrian Jackson Pollock Marla Olmstead….. Marcel Duchamp Ready-mades Dadaism http://www.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses/phil%20of%20art/duchamp2.htm Perception • Art is how we organize perception • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perception • How we see • How we sense something – – – – – Sight Sound Taste Smell Sound Perception Exercise… • Choose an object • Perceive it • • • • • Look Touch Listen Smell Taste Homework • • • • • • • • • • Perceive an object Practice really looking at an object Choose one interesting object Look Feel Listen Smell Taste One paragraph for each sense Must type, 12pt type, double spaced, ½” margins Refer to example Language • Art is communication, a language that artists use to express what everyday words can not. • A picture is worth 1,000 words • Universal language “The Aesthetic Experience” Types of Art…. • Visual Arts…. – Audience primarily uses sight – Permanent Visual Art • Fine Art – Deals with process – Motivation – self enjoyed for own sake Commercial Art • • • • • • • Commercial Commerce To sell Money Deals with product Client needs Commercial trade – art used to sell • Allure customer, make you stop and buy Fine vs. Commercial • • • • • • Is a painting fine or commercial art? Is a photograph fine or commercial art? Motivation in fine art is self. No necessary medium Does not have to be beautiful Modern term…Fine Art term changed to visual arts. Fine meaning fine quality or academic art. • Difference is the intention of the artist Macy’s vs. Adams…. Performing Art • Human Body is the medium • Occupies space and time • Audience uses sight and hearing • Process – rehearsal • Product – performance (show) Forms of Expression • Realism – Represents the external world in an objective and factual manner. – Jeannette Pasin Sloan Representational • To reproduce recognizable subject matter with a slight distortion due to personal interpretation and style. • Vincent van Gogh Abstract • Imagery that simplifies, distorts, or exaggerates the concept with personal interpretation and style. • Technique overrides the representation. • Pablo Picasso Non-Objective • Non-Representational • Not intending to represent actual objects or elements of nature. • No subject matter. • Christopher Goodwin Materials • Objects used in the creation of the art (Drawing paper) Tool • The object that manipulates the material/medium (Paint brush) Medium • Method of expression • The material that is the art (watercolors) Homework • Complete the worksheet given. • Use your textbook to draw examples of each form of expression. Da END!