SEEING AND DESCRIBING ART
An Introduction
The
Lamentation
Giotto
Arena Chapel.
(1305-1306)
Arena Chapel,
Padua
The
Lamentation of
the Dead Christ
Andrea
Mantegna
(c. 1480)
FORM
SUBJECT MATTER
CONTENT
FORM - the overall structure
of a work
SUBJECT MATTER - what is
depicted
CONTENT - what the artwork
means
REPRESENTATIONAL
ABSTRACT
NONOBJECTIVE
The Kiss, Auguste Rodin (1882) The Kiss, Constantin Brancusi (1916)
Panel from
St. Francis Altarpiece
Bonaventura Berlinghieri
1235
Tempera on wood
60” x 42”
Nativity,
window in
Chartres
Cathedral
(Notre Dames),
France
No. 61 Rust and Blue, Mark Rothko (1953)
Tukutuku panels, Maori people, New Zealand
Naturalistic Abstract
Representational or Nonrepresentational
FORMAL ELEMENTS
Introduction to Art for HONRS 202
Introduction to Art for HONRS 202
Introduction to Art for HONRS 202
Introduction to Art for HONRS 202
Introduction to Art for HONRS 202
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  • Same subject matter. Different form (media, composition). Different content?
  • Realistic/naturalistic vs. abstract. Note that the pure white of the marble is a kind of abstraction.
  • Nonobjective art.
  • Have students come up with their own list of formal elements.
  • Introduction to Art for HONRS 202

    1. 1. SEEING AND DESCRIBING ART An Introduction
    2. 2. The Lamentation Giotto Arena Chapel. (1305-1306)
    3. 3. Arena Chapel, Padua
    4. 4. The Lamentation of the Dead Christ Andrea Mantegna (c. 1480)
    5. 5. FORM SUBJECT MATTER CONTENT
    6. 6. FORM - the overall structure of a work SUBJECT MATTER - what is depicted CONTENT - what the artwork means
    7. 7. REPRESENTATIONAL ABSTRACT NONOBJECTIVE
    8. 8. The Kiss, Auguste Rodin (1882) The Kiss, Constantin Brancusi (1916)
    9. 9. Panel from St. Francis Altarpiece Bonaventura Berlinghieri 1235 Tempera on wood 60” x 42”
    10. 10. Nativity, window in Chartres Cathedral (Notre Dames), France
    11. 11. No. 61 Rust and Blue, Mark Rothko (1953)
    12. 12. Tukutuku panels, Maori people, New Zealand
    13. 13. Naturalistic Abstract Representational or Nonrepresentational
    14. 14. FORMAL ELEMENTS

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