Exploring Art:A Global,
Thematic Approach
Chapter 3
Media
Media
INTRODUCTION
Media can be defined as the material
substances used to create an artwork
Disciplines are the various b...
Damien Hirst, For the
Love of God, 2007
Platinum life-size cast
of human skkull,
human teeth and
diamonds.
Skulls often sy...
Media in Two-Dimensional Art
Drawing
Supports and grounds
Dry Media
Wet Media
Printmaking
Relief
Intaglio
Lithography
Seri...
Dry Media
Willem De Kooning. Seated Woman, 1966-
1967. Charcoal on paper, 18 3/4” X 23 1/4”.
Collection of the Newark Muse...
Wet Media
Wet media commonly uses
ink, pen, and brush.
MI WANZHONG. Tree,
Bamboo and Rock.
Calligraphy by Chen Meng.
Ink, ...
Relief Printmaking
Woodcut and linocut are two relief printmaking methods.
Left The Printmakers Workshop, color woodblock ...
Kitagawa Utamaro, Artist, Block Carver, Applying Sizing,
from the series “The Cultivation of Brocade Prints, A Famous
Prod...
Utamaro, Artist, Block Carver, Applying Sizing
Right…the artist is creating a preparatory drawing
Center…drawing placed fa...
Intaglio Printmaking
Etching and engraving are
intaglio printmaking
processes.
Pablo Picasso,
The Weeping Woman, 1937, is ...
Kiki Smith, Born, 2002
Lithograph 68x56”
Victorian children’s book.
Interested in taking images out of the
context…rebirth
Wassily Kandinsky. Cover of the journal Der Blaue Reiter, 1912. Color lithograph
Serigraph…screen print…Warhol used repetition to allude to mass production and
commercialism
Gauguin, Two Marquesans, 1902 monotype
Monotype
Jasper Johns. Flag, 1954-1955. Encaustic, oil, and
collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 41 1/4” X 60
5/8”. Museum of Mode...
Oil paint, like in the Venus of Urbino, allows intense colors with lustrous
surfaces.
Acrylic paint, while faster drying t...
Fabrics, needlework, weaving
Bitter Nest #2: Harlem Renaissance Party 1988 Acrylic on canvas, dyed,
painted and pieced fab...
Methods and Media in Three-Dimensional Art
Carving
Modeling
Assembling
Ready-mades, Assemblage, and Fabrication
Installati...
Carving and Modeling
Stone and wood, and some contemporary materials, are suitable for
carving, a subtractive process.
Eas...
Richard Serra,Tilted Arc, 1981, raw steel 120’x12’
Site-specific sculpture…Tilted Arc was a sculpture commissioned by
the ...
Carving and Modeling
Clay and wax are soft materials, suitable for modeling, an additive
process, like the Aztec Eagle Kni...
Assemblages are often of natural or ready-made components and are assembled,
combined, and fabricated in a variety of ways...
The Gates
Performance and Technology-based Media
Suzanne Lacy and Leslie
Liebowitz. In Mourning and In
Rage. Photo by Maria Karras.
...
Photomontage
Hannah Hoch, Cut
with the Kitchen
Knife, 1919
Craft
Ceramics
Glass
Wood
Metalwork and Jewelry
Fiber
Crafts are finely skilled handwork in
various media. They can be fun...
Maria Martinez’ pottery raised the craft of ceramic pottery to a fine art. Faith
Ringgold uses the craft art of quilting t...
Faith Ringgold is an African American artist
who is well known for her painted story
quilts. One of her most famous quilts...
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  • Marathon Boy, 330 BC, bronze, 51” Greek
  • The Gates
  • Ncc art100 ch.3

    1. 1. Exploring Art:A Global, Thematic Approach Chapter 3 Media
    2. 2. Media INTRODUCTION Media can be defined as the material substances used to create an artwork Disciplines are the various branches of art making activity, like painting or video
    3. 3. Damien Hirst, For the Love of God, 2007 Platinum life-size cast of human skkull, human teeth and diamonds. Skulls often symbolize mortality as well as vanitas (ultimate emptiness/impermanen ce of earthly things).
    4. 4. Media in Two-Dimensional Art Drawing Supports and grounds Dry Media Wet Media Printmaking Relief Intaglio Lithography Serigraphy Monotype Painting Encaustic Fresco Tempera, Gouache, and Watercolor Oil, Acrylic and Sprayed paint
    5. 5. Dry Media Willem De Kooning. Seated Woman, 1966- 1967. Charcoal on paper, 18 3/4” X 23 1/4”. Collection of the Newark Museum, New Jersey. Edgar Degas. At the Milliner, 1883. Pastel, 29.9” X 33.5”. Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Dry media include pencils, chalk, pastel and silverpoint.
    6. 6. Wet Media Wet media commonly uses ink, pen, and brush. MI WANZHONG. Tree, Bamboo and Rock. Calligraphy by Chen Meng. Ink, 43 1/3” X 14 1/4”. Musee National des Arts Asiatiques- Guimet, Paris.
    7. 7. Relief Printmaking Woodcut and linocut are two relief printmaking methods. Left The Printmakers Workshop, color woodblock print, Japanese Edo period, School of Yokohama, 19th century Right Woman in a Hat, linocut print, Pablo Picasso, 1962.
    8. 8. Kitagawa Utamaro, Artist, Block Carver, Applying Sizing, from the series “The Cultivation of Brocade Prints, A Famous Product of Edo, c.1893 AIC The most common of the Ukiyo-e prints was the oban… 15x10” often in pairs or triptych. Read from right to left. Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753–1806) Edo period (1615–1868)
    9. 9. Utamaro, Artist, Block Carver, Applying Sizing Right…the artist is creating a preparatory drawing Center…drawing placed face done on flat wooden block and workers are creating the block Left…three figures apply glue-based ‘sizing’ to mulberry paper and hang up the sheets to dry, prior to their use for printing
    10. 10. Intaglio Printmaking Etching and engraving are intaglio printmaking processes. Pablo Picasso, The Weeping Woman, 1937, is an etching.
    11. 11. Kiki Smith, Born, 2002 Lithograph 68x56” Victorian children’s book. Interested in taking images out of the context…rebirth
    12. 12. Wassily Kandinsky. Cover of the journal Der Blaue Reiter, 1912. Color lithograph
    13. 13. Serigraph…screen print…Warhol used repetition to allude to mass production and commercialism
    14. 14. Gauguin, Two Marquesans, 1902 monotype Monotype
    15. 15. Jasper Johns. Flag, 1954-1955. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on plywood, 41 1/4” X 60 5/8”. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Painting Glass Bowl with Fruit. Wallpainting, Roman, 1st Century, found in the Mt. Vesuvius region, Italy. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy. Two ancient paint media, still used today, are encaustic (pigment mixed with hot wax) and fresco (pigment applied to wet or dry plaster).
    16. 16. Oil paint, like in the Venus of Urbino, allows intense colors with lustrous surfaces. Acrylic paint, while faster drying than oils and more versatile, is suitable to flat broad areas of color. Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Venus of Urbino, 1538. Oil on canvas, 4’ X 5’6”. Uffizi, Florence, Italy. David Hockney. A Bigger Splash, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 8’ X 8’. Tate Gallery, London.
    17. 17. Fabrics, needlework, weaving Bitter Nest #2: Harlem Renaissance Party 1988 Acrylic on canvas, dyed, painted and pieced fabric 94 x 82"
    18. 18. Methods and Media in Three-Dimensional Art Carving Modeling Assembling Ready-mades, Assemblage, and Fabrication Installation Performance Technology based media Crafts
    19. 19. Carving and Modeling Stone and wood, and some contemporary materials, are suitable for carving, a subtractive process. Easter Island Monumental Heads 15th c., volcanic tufa Freestanding meant to be seen from all sides Olmec Pectoral, 900400 BC 4” jade Relief sculpture meant to be seen from the front
    20. 20. Richard Serra,Tilted Arc, 1981, raw steel 120’x12’ Site-specific sculpture…Tilted Arc was a sculpture commissioned by the United States General Services Administration's Arts-in- Architecture program for the Federal Plaza in NewYork. It was dismantled, after much debate, in 1989. “site specific sculpture”
    21. 21. Carving and Modeling Clay and wax are soft materials, suitable for modeling, an additive process, like the Aztec Eagle Knight here. Eagle Knight, c. 15th century. Earthenware and plaster, 66 7/8” X 46 1/2” X 21 5/8”. Aztec, Museo Templo Mayor, Mexico.Marathon Boy, 330 BC, bronze, 51” Greek
    22. 22. Assemblages are often of natural or ready-made components and are assembled, combined, and fabricated in a variety of ways. Installations are usually mixed media and are designed for specific interior or exterior spaces. Assembling and Installation Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel, 1963. Ready-made, found objects. Henley-on- Thames, UK. Robert Rauschenberg. First Landing Jump, 1961. Combine painting, 7’51/8” X 6’ X 8 7/8”. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972- 1976. Height, 18’. Length: 24 1/2 miles. Nylon fabric, steel poles and steel cables. Photo: Jeanne-Claude.
    23. 23. The Gates
    24. 24. Performance and Technology-based Media Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Liebowitz. In Mourning and In Rage. Photo by Maria Karras. Lorna Simpson. Easy to Remember, 2001. Still from 16 mm film transferred to DVD, sound; 2 1/2 minutes. Courtesy of the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Performance art is a live action event that is staged as an artwork. Technology based media as art uses photography, film, video, and digital imaging.
    25. 25. Photomontage Hannah Hoch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife, 1919
    26. 26. Craft Ceramics Glass Wood Metalwork and Jewelry Fiber Crafts are finely skilled handwork in various media. They can be functional or non-functional and decorative in nature. Typical craft materials are:
    27. 27. Maria Martinez’ pottery raised the craft of ceramic pottery to a fine art. Faith Ringgold uses the craft art of quilting to create fine art. Fig. 3.41 Maria Martinez. Bowl, Undated. Blackware, 6 3/4 X 9 1/2”. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Fig.3.48 Faith Ringgold. The Bitter Nest, Part II: The Harlem Renaissance Party, 1988. Acrylic on canvas with printed, dyed, and pieced fabric, 94” X 83”. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
    28. 28. Faith Ringgold is an African American artist who is well known for her painted story quilts. One of her most famous quilts is called Tar Beach. The quilt was made into a book about how Cassie Lightfoot dreamed about flying over her city. "I will always remember when the stars fell down around me and lifted me up above the George Washington Bridge..."

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