Songs of the Day
“Lost in Emotion”
by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam
from 1987 album Spanish Fly
“Dancing with Myself”
by Bill...
Songs of the Day
“Sweet Dreams”
by Eurhythmics
from 1987 album Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
“Touch of Grey”
by Grateful...
Songs of the Day
“You Might Think
by The Cars
from 1984 album Heartbeat City
Announcements
Please see the syllabus about making up missed classes /
missed quizzes. Unless you have documentation for o...
Take away from 09.03
FORM and THE ELEMENTS OF ART
Form = what the artwork looks like and is
perceived with the senses. Whe...
Take away from 09.03
MEDIUM
What is the artwork made of ? (materials: oil paint,
pen & ink, watercolor, marble, neon light...
Take away from 09.03
ELEMENTS OF ART - The elements of art are the
building blocks used by artists to create a work of art...
Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage
Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage
Shape, Line, Value (light an...
Form & Principles of Art
Anoli Perera, Stitched and Stretched, 2010Bruce Monro, Field of Light, 2012
Barrett
“Writing Art Criticism”
•  CHOOSING A PIECE = choose something you are passionate
about or at least interested in....
FORM
What the artwork looks like
•  Aspects of artwork
perceived with senses
•  Medium/Materials
•  Elements of art
•  Pri...
Form
KNOW THESE TERMS AND HOW THEY INFORM AN ARTWORK
PRINCIPLES OF ART - The principles of visual art are
the rules, tools...
Form
PRINCIPLES OF ART
1.  BALANCE
•  The placement of elements in a composition
so that their visual weights seem evenly
...
Form
BALANCE
Symmetrical balance:
Visual weight is distributed
evenly throughout the
composition
The artwork will feel sta...
Form
BALANCE
Asymmetrical balance:
Visual weights are
evenly distributed
(there is equilibrium),
but there is no mirror
im...
Form
BALANCE
Radial Balance:
All elements visually
radiate outward from
a central point
Feels orderly and very
organized; ...
Form
PRINCIPLES OF ART
2.  Focal point/Emphasis:
In at artwork certain elements or parts of a
composition are visually mor...
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Where do your eyes go first? Why?
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Where do your eyes go first? Why?
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Where do your eyes go first? Why?
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Technically, there is only ONE focal point in a
composition.
Other prominent areas are called ac...
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Focal
point
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Focal
point
Accent
Accent
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Focal
point
Focal
point
Form
FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
Focal
point
Accent
Accent
Form
PRINCIPLES OF ART
3. Proportion and Scale:
Proportion is the relation of art elements and
subjects to each other in t...
Form
Proportion and Scale
Michelangelo Buonarotti
David, marble, 14’3” high, 1501-1504
Form
Proportion and Scale
René Magritte
The Listening Room
1952, oil on canvas
17 3/4” x 21 5/8
Form
Proportion and Scale
Form
PRINCIPLES OF ART
4.  UNITY AND VARIETY
Unity refers to cohesion in a work of art:
integration of all the aspects of ...
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
Unity can come from …
• Style
• Color harmony
• Repeated elements
• Visual element that encircles o...
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
Unity through
repeated
elements…
Cornell Capa
“Bolshoi Ballet School, Moscow”
Gelatin Silver Print
...
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
Unity through
repeated elements
and color…
Sandy Skoglund
Revenge of the Goldfish
1981
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
Variety can come from variation in…
• Objects
• Shapes
• Textures and patterns
• Colors
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
What unifies this
installation?
What provides
variety?
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
What unifies this
album cover?
What provides
variety?
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
What unifies this
painting?
What provides
variety?
Form
UNITY AND VARIETY
And now for
something
completely
different…
Too much of one
thing (unity) can
be
uninteresting……
Form
ELEMENTS OF ART
5. Rhythm
•  A visual tempo or beat
•  Produces the look and feel of movement
•  Repeated elements in...
Form
RHYTHM
Henri Matisse, Dance I, 1909, oil on canvas,
8’ 6 ½” x 12’ 9 ½”, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Form
RHYTHM
Piet Mondrian, Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942-43, oil on
canvas, 50 x 50 inches, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Form
KNOW THESE TERMS AND HOW THEY INFORM AN ARTWORK
PRINCIPLES OF ART - The principles of visual art
are the rules, tools...
Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage
Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage
Balance, Emphasis and focal ...
“Pulse Room”
FORM = aspects of artwork perceived with senses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbiqDufLCDY
QUIZ #2
PEOPLE IN THE COMPUTER ROWS – CLOSE YOUR BROWSER
PLEASE TEAR OF THE SPIRAL FRAYED EDGES OF YOUR PAPER
PUT YOUR QUI...
QUIZ #2
1)  What is the difference between form and content? After you
state the general difference list two specific diff...
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  1. 1. Songs of the Day “Lost in Emotion” by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam from 1987 album Spanish Fly “Dancing with Myself” by Billy Idol from the 1981 album Don’t Stop
  2. 2. Songs of the Day “Sweet Dreams” by Eurhythmics from 1987 album Sweet Dreams (are made of this) “Touch of Grey” by Grateful Dead from the 1987 album In the Dark
  3. 3. Songs of the Day “You Might Think by The Cars from 1984 album Heartbeat City
  4. 4. Announcements Please see the syllabus about making up missed classes / missed quizzes. Unless you have documentation for one of the listed excused absences YOU MAY NOT MAKE UP WORK. Do not email ANY professor an email such as this: “I was unable to come to class today. Did we do anything important? Is there anything I need to make up?” – anonymous student 8/29
  5. 5. Take away from 09.03 FORM and THE ELEMENTS OF ART Form = what the artwork looks like and is perceived with the senses. When you are describing the form of an artwork you are describing the “facts”. These “facts” include •  Medium/Materials •  Elements of art •  Principles of art
  6. 6. Take away from 09.03 MEDIUM What is the artwork made of ? (materials: oil paint, pen & ink, watercolor, marble, neon lights, old tires, wire, list any and everything that is in the artwork.). How was it made? (applying paint to canvas, thick layers / brushstrokes, fine detail, welded together, carved out of a structure, printed off a laser printer)
  7. 7. Take away from 09.03 ELEMENTS OF ART - The elements of art are the building blocks used by artists to create a work of art. 1.  Shape 2.  Line 3.  Value (light and dark) 4.  Texture & pattern 5.  Color 6.  Space
  8. 8. Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage Shape, Line, Value (light and dark), Texture & pattern, Color, Space
  9. 9. Form & Principles of Art Anoli Perera, Stitched and Stretched, 2010Bruce Monro, Field of Light, 2012
  10. 10. Barrett “Writing Art Criticism” •  CHOOSING A PIECE = choose something you are passionate about or at least interested in. If you do not find something you are interested in – you could explore your lack of interest – but IT MUST BE WELL ARTIULATED AND WRITTEN. •  DESCRIBING – describe accurately and with vivacity. Make the work come alive for your readers. Give them a verbal image they can see! •  INTERPRATATION – The basic premise = artworks are about SOMETHING. Present YOUR understanding in a way that is convincing. •  JUDGING – Resist finding minor faults in works of art – fault finding is petty – argue for larger ideas.
  11. 11. FORM What the artwork looks like •  Aspects of artwork perceived with senses •  Medium/Materials •  Elements of art •  Principles of art •  The “facts” of the artwork – one “right” answer, not open to interpretation CONTENT What the artwork means •  Depends on context •  Depends on viewer •  Multiple & changing •  Requires interpretation •  No easy formula to follow •  Aspects of artwork perceived with senses •  Medium/Materials •  Elements of art •  Principles of art •  The “facts” of the artwork – one “right” answer, not open to interpretation FORM What the artwork looks like !! KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE !!
  12. 12. Form KNOW THESE TERMS AND HOW THEY INFORM AN ARTWORK PRINCIPLES OF ART - The principles of visual art are the rules, tools and/or guidelines that artists use to organize the elements of art in an artwork. 1.  Balance 2.  Emphasis and focal point 3.  Proportion and scale 4.  Unity and variety 5.  Rhythm
  13. 13. Form PRINCIPLES OF ART 1.  BALANCE •  The placement of elements in a composition so that their visual weights seem evenly distributed •  A sense of equilibrium between different elements •  Some artworks are unbalanced – there is no sense of equilibrium
  14. 14. Form BALANCE Symmetrical balance: Visual weight is distributed evenly throughout the composition The artwork will feel stable, traditional, and inert.
  15. 15. Form BALANCE Asymmetrical balance: Visual weights are evenly distributed (there is equilibrium), but there is no mirror image on each half of the composition. Mary Ellen Mark “Amanda and Her Cousin, Amy Valdese, North California” Gelatin Silver Print
  16. 16. Form BALANCE Radial Balance: All elements visually radiate outward from a central point Feels orderly and very organized; sense of ritual or tradition
  17. 17. Form PRINCIPLES OF ART 2.  Focal point/Emphasis: In at artwork certain elements or parts of a composition are visually more important / prominent Communicated through: •  Size •  Color •  Texture & pattern •  Shape •  Visual interest •  Centering
  18. 18. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Where do your eyes go first? Why?
  19. 19. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Where do your eyes go first? Why?
  20. 20. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Where do your eyes go first? Why?
  21. 21. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Technically, there is only ONE focal point in a composition. Other prominent areas are called accents.
  22. 22. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
  23. 23. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Focal point
  24. 24. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Focal point Accent Accent
  25. 25. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS
  26. 26. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Focal point Focal point
  27. 27. Form FOCAL POINT/EMPHASIS Focal point Accent Accent
  28. 28. Form PRINCIPLES OF ART 3. Proportion and Scale: Proportion is the relation of art elements and subjects to each other in terms of size. Scale is size relative to what we consider standard/normal
  29. 29. Form Proportion and Scale Michelangelo Buonarotti David, marble, 14’3” high, 1501-1504
  30. 30. Form Proportion and Scale René Magritte The Listening Room 1952, oil on canvas 17 3/4” x 21 5/8
  31. 31. Form Proportion and Scale
  32. 32. Form PRINCIPLES OF ART 4.  UNITY AND VARIETY Unity refers to cohesion in a work of art: integration of all the aspects of the work into a whole. Variety represents visual interest in an artwork created by contrast and difference.
  33. 33. Form UNITY AND VARIETY Unity can come from … • Style • Color harmony • Repeated elements • Visual element that encircles or joins
  34. 34. Form UNITY AND VARIETY Unity through repeated elements… Cornell Capa “Bolshoi Ballet School, Moscow” Gelatin Silver Print 1958
  35. 35. Form UNITY AND VARIETY Unity through repeated elements and color… Sandy Skoglund Revenge of the Goldfish 1981
  36. 36. Form UNITY AND VARIETY Variety can come from variation in… • Objects • Shapes • Textures and patterns • Colors
  37. 37. Form UNITY AND VARIETY What unifies this installation? What provides variety?
  38. 38. Form UNITY AND VARIETY What unifies this album cover? What provides variety?
  39. 39. Form UNITY AND VARIETY What unifies this painting? What provides variety?
  40. 40. Form UNITY AND VARIETY And now for something completely different… Too much of one thing (unity) can be uninteresting……
  41. 41. Form ELEMENTS OF ART 5. Rhythm •  A visual tempo or beat •  Produces the look and feel of movement •  Repeated elements in the artwork draw the viewer’s eye around the artwork •  Movement and action are sometimes created by a diagonal or fluid line rather than repeated elements •  Artwork seems active and dynamic rather than passive and static
  42. 42. Form RHYTHM Henri Matisse, Dance I, 1909, oil on canvas, 8’ 6 ½” x 12’ 9 ½”, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
  43. 43. Form RHYTHM Piet Mondrian, Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942-43, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, Museum of Modern Art, NY.
  44. 44. Form KNOW THESE TERMS AND HOW THEY INFORM AN ARTWORK PRINCIPLES OF ART - The principles of visual art are the rules, tools and/or guidelines that artists use to organize the elements of art in an artwork. 1.  Balance 2.  Emphasis and focal point 3.  Proportion and scale 4.  Unity and variety 5.  Rhythm
  45. 45. Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage Kehinde Wiley, from the series The World Stage Balance, Emphasis and focal point, Proportion and scale, Unity and variety, Rhythm
  46. 46. “Pulse Room” FORM = aspects of artwork perceived with senses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbiqDufLCDY
  47. 47. QUIZ #2 PEOPLE IN THE COMPUTER ROWS – CLOSE YOUR BROWSER PLEASE TEAR OF THE SPIRAL FRAYED EDGES OF YOUR PAPER PUT YOUR QUIZ IN THE FOLDER THAT CORRESPONDS WITH YOUR LAST NAME ALBERTO – ESHIET ESPINOSA – KEARNS KECK – REBEIL REIL - ZNACHKO WRITE YOUR NAME, DATE AND QUIZ 2 AT THE TOP OF YOUR PAPER!!
  48. 48. QUIZ #2 1)  What is the difference between form and content? After you state the general difference list two specific differences. 2)  What are two tips that Sayre gave in his article “Working with Words and Images”? 3)  True or False: The definition of art is only dependent on individual values. 4)  What can color suggest / bring to an artwork? (example: the use of line can suggest movement) Use complete sentences unless prompted otherwise!

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