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Art As an Area of Knowledge

  1. 1. What is art? StonehengePREHISTORIC EVIDENCE! HumanMathematics Sciences Doryphoros Natural Sciences is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to • Creativity!“Creativity • Measuring keep.” (ScottHistory andmathematical approachCreativitysculpturing • Golden Ratiofrom the ancient Egyptian and ancient Greektowards is what makes Adams. Polykleitos used a Creativity are related. times. • “products of human creativity” • when Ethics (deciding human maleDame! is wrong) us human. we studyan the what isof sciences, we always imagineart •Architecture is any branchNotre and what Man example. right body. Vitruvian • Artmore important than knowledge.we study betteriswe alsopicture of •For example, in is an is a part ofexample understand For knowledge with a whereas •“Imagination is Man biology, you •Vitruvian every culture. When the cell history, limited, ( • Since only text. world, Areas of Knowledge8/180px-compared to arttheatway of communication, the way each human to evolution.” imagination Pyramids! art http://www.websters-online- it •The study the is aentire time. stimulating progress, giving birth embraces that •In we draw his/her connects imagination and history. (Albert•Polykleitos’ opinion,free-body diagrams to understand the problems • sculptures! isArtsource beliefs. physics, a ethical of knowledge about how humans uses it reflects artlaon_cathedrals_regulator_lines1.jpg?w=180&h n%20Man_Clare%20Vaux.JPG use their minds. • But there is not one specific meaning to it! •History, Human Scienceshow For example: drawing a box!=236 Piero della •This can beis mathematical! in and whatgeometricalculture thought of and Art are closely related. • Artists reflect the way humans live ,evolve drawingreflectsdreamshapes. better. Francesca used perspective language they the of. •Drawing Objects Doryphoros.jpg/150px-Doryphoros.jpg •Just traditions of sciences, art gives us information about •patternss architecutre, societies—how a group of people decide how and like in Human • •In terms oftryin the past dance,the universe,arts and manyshaped their and when people to understand music, visual we use pictures, videos we on clothes reacted to their environment and more! ( •We Cathedralis art!NotreBTW! Geometry is right and what is wrong.because of artpots, sculptors, buildings, Dame know aboutwhat • Mosaics! humans’ lives other types of graphics.lotpictures, movies, poems, books etc. these are all forms of •Literature has a lives. •Fractal paintings, songs, of on the evidencethe 3D graphics, films are all drawings, art! ethical •the visuals during Renaissance gives us clues into draw a box? book written screen, because the •Books! A is written in the own beliefs. How•“*Theauthors/poets reflect their language of mathematics, andabout universe+ its characters forms of was and what the events were. how“Fractal art is created by calculatingother geometric figures.” Galileo the calculation results as are triangles, circles, and fractal objects and representing Galilei • Universities have Arts other media...” ( The Golden Ratiostill images, animations, music, or and Sciences Departments as a branch of Liberal Arts. ctive_2.svg/800px-Drawing_Square_in_Perspective_2.svg.png Pyramids western.jpg Ratio The Golden
  2. 2. ART IS…
  3. 3. What is the function of arts?• In general – Critical thinking. Different POVs – Learn about other cultures and ways of living – Entertainment – Business – Connection between us – how is it in our daily lives? • Everywhere! • Telephones, computers, commercials, televisions, walls, buildings, radio, cars etc. • I think, art is the result of our communication needs, our imagination and our visual senses. • Shapes our liveswhat we chose to wear, buy etc. Narrows down our choices.• Perceptiondifferent artists have different perceptions at different settings and situations.• Emotionart reflects emotions• Reason we can conclude about others’ lives through art.• Languagevisual communication. Link between the today’s world and past.
  4. 4. Does art have a meaning?• Yes. It has a meaning because people think of different things and art represents those ideas whether it is imaginary, unrealistic or completely true.• No. It is possible to see art as a hobby where the artist doesn’t aim to express a certain idea.• If something is meaningless, it can still be art. For example, walls. They are just painted so that it looks plain or colorful instead of the cement color. But actually it is art because the painter painted it in his own way; the brushstrokes, the choice of shade of color etc. Although it has no meaning, it is still art because it is the work of some person’s creativity.• Depends on the person.
  5. 5. Can arts represent reality? “Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the Culture  every artist  think, for closePredictions about Future hasI his/her culture Evidence from Historical Events  There are visual artworks and writings of the group members.and thesome worksrepresent the historicalfuture, works think reflecthave realistic becauseReligionworks will this is very reailty in them. many  I that might this. In contrast, Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and nonolder works have older versionson that how theBut there are artists who are focusedthe some ofthere is documented evidence of it. events. However, we can be sure onsequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression ofculture; we Icannot becant find outartist fromworld will end etc;from sure knowledge wasTherefore, think we our if the about reailty them happened there are art works the philosophical movement first andusing their works becauseare one knows if such afrom hisclass.the religion. some works thatrepresenting But there the reality. Also, we history imagination or no foremost, with the works being an artefact.” ( willsure if it is the culture of future do reflect happen. So, artworks about eventscan’t bethe artist’s opinion about the entire Visual arts, theatre, music, literature…society orto be realistic enough.The Son of Man. 1964not seem they might have happened. and how only his/her beliefs. René Magritte. m0QWMxI/AAAAAAAAAKo/152ZW87EcDM/s1 600/magritte-son-of-man19642.jpg Art Work by Don Davis. What will the end of the world be like? World War I
  6. 6. Is explanation one of the purposes of art?• YES  In all the areas of knowledge, art can be used to describe settings, events, and situations.• No  It may be imaginative or biased.
  7. 7. Can you build on theknowledge learned from art?• Yes. It can be an introduction to a topic. For example, watching a movie about Newton’s Laws will prepare those for future learning who don’t know anything about it. Art gives us ideas and we can build up on them. Even if we don’t build on that knowledge, art makes us think critically.• No. It has limited information. It can be biased. It can be imagination. Sometimes, it may not have any meaning.
  8. 8. How do humans decide what is “good art” and what is “bad art”? PerceptionEveryone has differentmake art would likesEmotionPersonally, good a language we don’t Language If the art work is in me have anDepends on how able toperson and dislikes.empathy to whateach art is. Iit. Reason One wouldn’t be the black understand, then weperson might findjudge understandsand author’s etcthesemakes a the the tone aim and all affect The choice of words,better than a colorfuland white lookingunderstand the artist’sart. would feel how people make conclusions on what they like and It changeslike about about work. conclusion the art it. don’t from person to person. purpose.
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