What are the Humanities?• The humanities are those academic disciplines that study the expressions of human beings that explore and reveal what it means to be human.
What are the Humanities?• The disciplines that study the expressions of human beings and explore what it means to be human are philosophy, language, social science, history, literature, religion, and ART.
What are the Humanities?• ART explores what it means to be human.• Painting, music, sculpture, film, poetry, and theater helps people to see and understand what it means to be human.
What are the Humanities?• The humanities is a way of thinking about and responding to the world.• The humanities are about human beings, their culture and their intellectual achievements.
What are the Humanities? • Humanities stimulates intellectual inquiry and seeks answers, to the central questions of the meaning of human life.
What are the Humanities? • Art probes into the purpose and meaning of life. • Art makes us think abstractly in ways we don’t normally think. • Art helps us to reflect and keep the meaning of life on the edge of our minds.
What are the Humanities? • The Humanities interprets answers to life as they emerge from products of human experience-
What are the Humanities? • Products of human experience are – Religion – Art – Music – Dance – Drama – Film – Literature
What are the Humanities?• Humanities seeks the clarity of wisdom gained through a disciplined engagement – (Art, religion, music, dance, drama)
What are the Humanities?• Through the Humanities, we learn about ourselves and Who are you? we learn about How did you get here? others.
The humanities are about humanbeings, their culture and theirintellectual achievements.
•Humanpsyche• –is where your power is. Thepower of why you do what youdo. In your psyche lies thepotential to overcome odds, andobstacles big and small. Theconscious “you” would neverallow you to take on such a feat. Human psyche is the forceinside of a human that says“mind over matter.” “If you thinkyou can you will. If you thinkyou can’t you won’t.”
•Human nature-- the natural inclination of thehuman. The ultimate tendency ofa human. The basic makeup of ahuman. “I was born this way.”Human nature is the set ofpsychological characteristics,including ways of thinking andacting, that all normal humanbeings have in common.
Humanbehavior•- Human behavior is thecollection of behaviorsexhibited by human beingsand influenced by culture,attitudes, emotions, values.
HumanconditionWhy am I this way?Human condition isthe disconnectbetween what we areand what we can be.
Human struggle. To make strenuous or violentefforts in the face of difficulties oropposition. To proceed withdifficulty or with great effort.The struggle for survival.The struggle to find the meaning ofexistence.The struggle to have questionsanswered.The human struggle for rights…
Humanities. The Humanities are about humans.The Humanities are about whathumans produced and why they produced it.
We communicate our struggles toothers through ART.
As part of this course, we will learn toobserve. Observation by the intellect.(Observation begins with the senses: what wesee, hear, taste, smell, touch--with what makesus feel alive. )
Intellect = the capacity for rational orintelligent thought -- especially when highlydeveloped. Intellect is built by involving oneselfin the arts as a viewer and/or participant. The more a person involves themselves in the arts, the more intellectual a person becomes.
Left Brain Right Brain The more a person Words Images (non- involves (verbal) verbal) themselves Logical Intuitive in the arts, Black & the more Color White intellectual aNumbers Rhythm personSequence Imagination becomes. Analysis Daydreaming Lists Dimension Critical CreativeThinking Thinking
The Left Brain The left brain is associated with verbal, logical, and analytical thinking. It excels in naming and categorizing things, symbolicabstraction, speech, reading, writing, arithmetic. The left brain isvery linear: it places things in sequential order -- first things firstand then second things second, etc. If you reflect back upon our own educational training, we have been traditionally taught to master the 3 Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic -- the domain and strength of the left brain.
The Right Brain The right brain, on the other hand, functions in a non-verbal manner and excels in visual, spatial, perceptual, and intuitive information. The right brain processes information differently than the left brain. For the right brain, processing happens very quickly and the style of processing is nonlinear and nonsequential. The right brain looks at the whole picture and quickly seeks to determine the spatial relationships of all theparts as they relate to the whole. This component of the brain is not concerned with things falling into patterns because of prescribed rules. On the contrary, the right brain seems to flourish dealing with complexity, ambiguity and paradox. Attimes, right brain thinking is difficult to put into words because of its complexity, its ability to process information quickly and its non-verbal nature. The right brain has been associated with the realm of creativity.
Why are the Humanities Important? • Humanities are the key to understanding the diversity and richness of all cultures. • The humanities are socially useful for critical and imaginative thinking about the issues that confront us as citizens and as human beings.
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Why are the Humanities Important? The humanities allow people to accomplish certain mental feats by helping them gain empathy and a better sense of what other peoples truths have been. •By visiting a Holocaust museum Americans can better understand the pain and suffering Jews endured during World War II. •By watching the movie “Roots” people can better understand the history and suffering of African American people.
People What are people?People are a collective group of humanbeings.
People • An ethnic group of people or ethnicity is a population of human beings whose members identify with each other, either on the basis of ancestry, or by common cultural, linguistic, religious, or territorial traits. • Ethnicity is used in contrast to race.
People• A race of people refers to a classification of physical and genetic traits perceived as common to certain groups.• The most widely used human racial categories are based on visible traits (skin color, facial features and hair texture
PeopleNationality is a relationship between a person and their state of origin, culture, association, affiliation and/or loyalty.
People So then what is culture? Culture is..• The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.
People• So then what is culture? – The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. – The expression of a population or community through their patterns, traits, beliefs and products.(Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.)
What is Art?• Art is a product made with the intention of stimulating the human senses, the human mind and spirit. The driving force for art is human creativity.
What is Art?• Art = the product of human work and thought.
What is Art?• Artist is a term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. An artist also may be defined unofficially, as, "a person who expresses themselves through a medium".
What is Art? • An artwork is normally assessed in quality by the amount of stimulation it brings about. • Who does the art impact? • How many people can relate to the art? • How much can the art be appreciated? Why? • How much influence does the art have on the past? On human condition? Psyche? Behavior? Nature? Struggle? • Most artworks that are widely considered to be "masterpieces" possess these attributes.
What is Art? • The humanities arts concern the human condition, struggle, psyche, behavior,and nature: past, present, and future.
What is Art?• Architecture• Visual arts• Applied art• Crafts• Dance• Decorative art• Design• Drawing• Film• Language• Literature• Music• Opera• Painting• Photography• Poetry• Sculpture• Theatre & Performing arts
What is Art?• Art terms to remember: – Folk Art – Applied Art – Fine Art – Craft – Abstract – Subjective (Realistic) – 3 dimensional – 2 dimensional – Genre
Elements of Creativity• There is an elemental basis for the composition/product of any human creativity. The elements is the basic recipe. Just like a cake, there are basic ingredients needed to make a creative product.
Elements of Creativity• The elements are the building blocks of creation.
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Music • Melody • Harmony • Rhythm • Dynamics
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Theater • Actor • Audience • Text (Script) • Costume • Scenery • Sound • Props
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Drama • Plot • Theme • Character • Dialogue • Scenery
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Dance • Centering • Gravity • Balance • Posture • Gesture • Rhythm • Movement in Space • Breathing
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Film • Story • Direction • Camera Work • Editing
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Fashion • Line • Shape • Fabric • Texture
Elements of Creativity• The Elements of Visual Art • Color • Value • Line • Shape • Form • Texture • Space
Principles of Art are Universal Emphasis Balance Harmony Variety Movement Rhythm Proportion Unity
Elements of Art(basic ingredients to make a basic work of art)
Principles of art takescreativity to a higher detailed level.