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  • The Museum of Bad Art, Dedham, MA.
  • NG1653. © National Gallery, London.
  • SCALA\\Art Resource, N.Y.
  • © The New Yorker Collection, 1983. Frank Modell from cartoonbank.com. All Rights Reserved.
  • Art Appreciation-Chapter13

    1. 1. Evaluating Art Chapter 13
    2. 2. Evaluation <ul><li>We all evaluate by express our likes and dislikes every day </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The idea of what makes an artwork quality varies form person to person, culture to culture, and age to age </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Dawn Marie Jingagian. Shy Glance . 1976. 18&quot; × 24&quot;. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    4. 4. Elizabeth Louise Vigee-LeBrun. Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat . 1782. 97.8 × 70.5 cm NG1653. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    5. 5. Evaluation <ul><li>Once you decide whether you like a piece or not, you need to ask yourself why you like or dislike it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask yourself what you are looking for. What do you find valuable in a piece of artwork? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Art Criticism <ul><li>Art criticism refers to making discriminating judgments </li></ul><ul><li>Three basic theories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal theories which focus attention on composition and how an artwork is influenced by past works of art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual theories which consider art as a prodct of a culture and value system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressive theories which pay attention to the artist’s expression of a personality or world view </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Formal Theories <ul><li>Looks carefully at how the composition come together to create a visual experience </li></ul><ul><li>They believe that the most important influence on an artwork is past artwork that the artist has seen or studied </li></ul><ul><li>The subject or theme of the work is less important </li></ul><ul><li>The date of when the work was made is very important </li></ul>
    8. 8. Titian. Pietà . 1576. 149&quot; × 136&quot;. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.
    9. 9. Contextual Theories <ul><li>Contextual theorist look and the environment that the artwork was made in. The cultural values, politics, economy… </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to ask the question: What was going on in the culture at that time? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Expressive Theories <ul><li>All artwork is made by people. The skill level, personal intent, emotional state, gender, etc will effect the creative process </li></ul><ul><li>The most important information to expressive theorists is: Who made the artwork? </li></ul><ul><li>They are looking for psychological insight, personal meanings </li></ul>
    11. 11. Frank Modell. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc.

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