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Why Art Matters

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    • 1. Why Art is Important
      • Nicole Deyton, MFA
        • MFA: Cranbrook Academy of Art
        • BFA: University of Missouri, Columbia
        • Background: Printmaker, Papermaker, Book Artist
        • Instructor of Art History, Art Appreciation & Studio Arts, Front Range Community College - Boulder.
    • 2. ? I Don’t Get It? Hate it! Love it!
    • 3. I Don’t Get It? Hate it! Love it! The Goal: To REACT
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    • 14. What is Perception?
    • 15. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing
      • Reception
      • Extraction
      • Inference
    • 16. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing
      • Reception
      External stimuli enter the nervous system through our eyes: “ We see the light.”
    • 17. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing
      • Extraction
      The retina EXTRACTS the basic information it needs and sends this information to the visual cortex. There are approx. 100 million sensors in the retina, but only 5 million channels to the brain.
    • 18. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing
      • Inference
      Your retina edits out a lot of information - so your brain has to INFER what is actually seen. Seeing, therefore, is an inherently creative process.
    • 19. Perception and Awareness http://www. youtube .com/watch?v= hwCzasHBXNc
    • 20. Perception and Awareness The Psychological Process of Seeing
      • Experiences
      • Education
      • Upbringing
      Filters
    • 21. Some Vocabulary Representational Art Abstract Art Nonrepresentational Art
    • 22. Art and Appearances Representational Art
      • Re-presents what we see. Gives us a Realistic or Naturalistic image
    • 23. Art and Appearances Abstract Art
      • Extracts the “Essence” of an object or idea.
      • Works that depict natural objects in simplified, distorted or exaggerated ways.
      • Sometimes used to describe Works that have no reference at all to natural objects **
    • 24. Art and Appearances Non-representational Art (also called: nonobjective)
      • Visual forms with no specific reference to anything outside of themselves.
    • 25. What is The Function of Art?
    • 26. The Nature of Art The Nature of Art: an abbreviated History = roots of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism 2,000 = roots of Judaism 4,000 = roots of oldest practicing religion: Hinduism 7,500 = DATED FIRST ART 35,000 = earliest upright human 4,400,000 = extinction of the dinosaur 65,000,000 = lands and oceans full 100,000,000 = birds and animals began to fill the earth 600,000,000 = single-cell life of green algae began 3,900,000,000 = the age of the earth 4,500,000,000
    • 27. The Nature of Art Communication The Purpose & function of Art Masaccio. The Tribute Money. ca 1423.
    • 28. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Hon'ami Koetsu. Tea bowl. 17th century
    • 29. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Ecstasy of St. Theresa. 1645-52.
    • 30. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Albrecht Durer. Self Portrait. 1500.
    • 31. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Social/Political Margaret Bourke-White. At the Time of the Louisville Flood. 1937.
    • 32. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Visual delight Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Social/Political Georgia O’Keeffe. Red Canna. 1923.
    • 33. Henri Matisse. The Red Studio . 1911. Oil on Canvas
    • 34. Jasper Johns. Three Flags . 1958. Encaustic on Canvas
    • 35. Sandro Botticelli. The Birth of Venus . ca. 1485. Tempera on panel.
    • 36. Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel . 1913. Assemblage
    • 37. J.M.W. Turner. Slave Ship or Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying -- Typhoon Coming On. 1840. Oil on canvas.
    • 38. Pablo Picasso. Guernica . 1937. Oil on Canvas.
    • 39. Female Figure. ca. 3500 BCE. Romania.
    • 40. Michelangelo Buonarroti. Pieta . 1498. Marble.
    • 41. Meret Oppenheim. Object . 1936. Fur-covered teacup, saucer, and spoon.
    • 42. Jeff Koons. Michael Jackson and Bubbles. 1988. Porcelain.
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