j Jeannie’s Definition of Art Before: Art is something abstract and hard to grasp. Only the gifted few can actually view and enjoy it. There are no other forms of art other than the paintings and sculptures we view in museums or galleries. After: Art comes in many different shapes and forms that go over our imagination. Everybody can interpret art and enjoy it.
Alden’s Definition of Art Before: For me, art is both a subjective and objective way for people to express certain ideas reflecting upon the world that they exist in. After: This class helped to reinforce my definition of art, for I was able to personally experience an incredible array of different ideas and viewpoints made by both the artist, and the reaction and meaning by the collective audience.
Luka’s Definition Of Art Before: Art is the outward expression of an individual. It is a way to channels one’s emotions and personality through a medium. Art is a way to express one’s ideas to the public. After: Art to me has not changed, but I have discovered that it is not only for the public value but also for one’s private self. Also art is subjective and means different things to different people
Famous Definitions of Art Pablo Picasso: “Art is not the application of a canon of beauty, but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.” Oscar Wilde: “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” Aristotle: “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Musician’s Definition of Art Ludwig van Beethoven: Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess? Mozart: Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear, but should flatter and charm it and thereby always remain music.
The Average Joe’s Definition of Art: Person A: Art is something that is impossible to escape, even if you don’t realize it. No matter where you go, you are bound to run into some form of art. Especially in a city like this, you can’t go but four feet without seeing art, whether it be a mural, a sculpture, or a street performer, you are constantly immersed in it. Person B: There is not a true definition of art. It is such a vast topic that narrowing it down would be impossible. Art is open to interpretation.
The Average Joe’s Definition of Art
Our Definition of Music: Music is sound with a purpose. It is a collection of cohesive noises that we experience through sound. Music serves many purposes, but is typically used to express someone’s ideas and/or emotions. Music, whether we realize it or not, is a part of our everyday lives. These feelings are both expressed by the artist, and shared by the listener, making music a universal experience.
Components of Music Pitch: How high or low the music is placed on the musical scale, and is determined by the frequency of vibrations in sound. Dynamics: How loud of soft the music is. Crescendo: When the volume increases over time, creating an exciting build up type of emotion. Decrescendo: When the volume decreases over time, creating a mellower vibe. Tone color: The specific noise appointed to each instrument. Duration: How long a piece of music lasts.
Elements of Music Rhythm: the flow of music over time including beat/meter and tempo Melody: Usually the most memorable part of a piece serving as the backbone is a series of single tones that make one whole piece. Harmony: How chords are put together in a song, how they work with one another, and the odor in which they are presented. Key: The scale that the piece is played in. Texture: Is dependent on which instruments are being played, how many are present, and which have dominance over the others. Form: When all of the elements are combined to make a final structure to a musical piece.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965 Wanted to be an artist since she was a little girl Got her BA in University of Dundee where she majored in sculpture Got her MA at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art where she started to work with sound She had always liked singing, but she started to think about music as a sculptural experience, the space in your body to project a sound into a room, and how the space and sound work together. These ideas would help shape the way she worked. She is alive and continues to work in Berlin
We first saw Susan Philipsz work at the Haunted exhibit at the Guggenheim museum. Her piece, The Shallow Sea was played on repeat at the gallery, running every ten minutes or so. Most of her works are recordings of herself singing that act as installations pieces, being placed in both empty and full galleries, and in spaces in everyday life. “I work with sound but that sound is always installed in a particular context and that context with its architecture, lighting and ambient noises from the entire experience of the artwork, It is visual, aural and emotive landscape.”
Shallow Sea by Susan Phillisz
Forms of Presentation: There are many ways in which one can experience music. -Street performers -Concerts -Musicals -Private playing -Studio recordings -MP3s -Everyday noises And many more
Experiencing Music in NYC Living in New York City, it is impossible to go a single day without being exposed to music. Music is a part of everyday life, for here, there are concerts halls, ranging from the famous Carnegie, to local venues like the Knitting Factory, from the guy you pass in the street playing and instrument for a couple of bucks, to the music played into the hundreds of stores lining the streets, or the tunes blasting from you own headphones. Music, whether you intend to be listening to it or not, is constantly filing our ears.
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