What Is Art?
Meyer Straus. Bayou Teche. 1870 (30x60”) Morris Museum of Art, Augusta Georgia
An art work is the visual expression
of an idea or experience created
with skill.
Janet Fish. Monkey Business. 2005. (50 x...
Art is more than paintings hanging
on a wall.
Art Includes:
Drawing
Printmaking
Sculpture
Architecture
Photography
Filmmaking
Crafts
Graphic Arts
Industrial and Commercial Design
Computer Arts
Video Arts
Art is Communication
• Art is a language that artists use to express
ideas and feelings that everyday words cannot
express...
Purposes of Art
Personal Functions
Social Functions
To reinforce and enhance a shared sense
identity of those in a family, community or
civilization
Spiritual Function
Artists may create art to express spiritual
beliefs. Art of this form could be used to
reinforce the sp...
Physical Functions
Artists and craftspeople constantly invent
new ways to create and design functional
art.
These artists ...
Educational Function
In the past many folks could not read. Art
was a method of communication through
the use of symbols.
...
Educational Function
continued:
Also we look at art to learn about the past.
Paintings such as Anne of Cleves by Hans
Holb...
Art as a Lifelong Pursuit
Art can be a part of your lifelong learning.
You may choose a career in art or you
may just enjo...
Check Your Understanding
1. What does it mean to perceive?
2. List the five purposes of art.
3. Describe two of the purpos...
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  1. 1. What Is Art? Meyer Straus. Bayou Teche. 1870 (30x60”) Morris Museum of Art, Augusta Georgia
  2. 2. An art work is the visual expression of an idea or experience created with skill. Janet Fish. Monkey Business. 2005. (50 x 80 “) DC Moore Gallery
  3. 3. Art is more than paintings hanging on a wall.
  4. 4. Art Includes: Drawing
  5. 5. Printmaking
  6. 6. Sculpture
  7. 7. Architecture
  8. 8. Photography
  9. 9. Filmmaking
  10. 10. Crafts
  11. 11. Graphic Arts
  12. 12. Industrial and Commercial Design
  13. 13. Computer Arts
  14. 14. Video Arts
  15. 15. Art is Communication • Art is a language that artists use to express ideas and feelings that everyday words cannot express. • To fully experience a work of art, you must do more than simply look at it with your eyes. You must develop the ability to perceive. • To perceive is to become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object.
  16. 16. Purposes of Art
  17. 17. Personal Functions
  18. 18. Social Functions To reinforce and enhance a shared sense identity of those in a family, community or civilization
  19. 19. Spiritual Function Artists may create art to express spiritual beliefs. Art of this form could be used to reinforce the spiritual beliefs of an individual or a human community.
  20. 20. Physical Functions Artists and craftspeople constantly invent new ways to create and design functional art. These artists include industrial designers, architects, fashion designers, jewelry makers, potters, wood carvers and others.
  21. 21. Educational Function In the past many folks could not read. Art was a method of communication through the use of symbols. During the Middle Ages artists were commissioned by the church to create stained glass windows to tell stories of the Bible.
  22. 22. Educational Function continued: Also we look at art to learn about the past. Paintings such as Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein show us people from the past. We can see what they wore and how they looked.
  23. 23. Art as a Lifelong Pursuit Art can be a part of your lifelong learning. You may choose a career in art or you may just enjoy it as a hobby. For enjoyment folks make art at home by painting, drawing, doing needlecraft or graphic design on the computer. Folks interested in art also take art classes, volunteer at museums and get involved in art programs in their community.
  24. 24. Check Your Understanding 1. What does it mean to perceive? 2. List the five purposes of art. 3. Describe two of the purposes of art.

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