What is art what is creativity

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  • 1. What  is  Crea+vity?  What  is  Art?  Reading  Ar+orms,  1-­‐18    Terms/Concepts  Art,  ar+st,  crea+vity,  art  as  informa+on,  art  as  tool,  art  as  prac+ce,  art  as  expression,  art  as  form,  art  for  art’s  sake,  aesthete,      
  • 2. Why  this  Class?  
  • 3. What  is  your  rela+onship  to  art?  
  • 4. What  is  Crea+vity?  
  • 5. Crea+ve  A?tudes  Curiosity   Empathe+c  “What  if…”   Spontaneity  Big  Picture   Dynamic  Openness     Experien+al  New  Point  of  View   Experimental  Find  Order  in  Disorder   Mul+cultural  Risk  Taking   Unconven+onal  Flexible  Iden+ty   Divergent  Thinking    
  • 6. Crea+ve  Exercise  Bob  and  Carol  and  Ted  and  Alice  all  live  in  the  same  house.  Bob  and  Carol  go  out  to  a  movie,  and  when  they  return,  Alice  is  lying  deadon  the  floor  in  a  puddle  of  water  and  glass.  It  is  obvious  that  Ted  killed  her  but  Ted  is  not  prosecuted  or  severely  punished.  
  • 7. Remote  Associates  Test   Law,  birthday,  swim   Twister,  lash,  +ed   Super,  ship,  gazer   Bear,  comb,  moon   Trap,  market,  brown  
  • 8. What  is  Art?  Ar+orms:  “the  visual  expression  of  an  idea  or  experience,  formed  with  skill,  through  the  use  of  medium…When  a  medium  is  used  in  such  a  way  that  the  object  or  performance  contributes  to  our  understanding  or  enjoyment  of  life.”   People  of  Bali:  “We  have  no   Ancient  Greeks:      (Techne)   art.    We  just  do  the  best  we   technical  know-­‐how.   can.”   Marquesans:  (a’  a’kakai)  An+quity  or  Curiosity    Concise  Oxford  English  DicDonary:  art,  n.  1  the  expression  or  applica+on  of  crea+ve  skill  and  imagina+on,  especially  through  a  visual  medium  such  as  pain+ng  or  sculpture.  
  • 9. What  is  Art?  
  • 10. Defining  Art.  1.  Form  2.  Func+on  3.  Form  and  Func+on  
  • 11. Form  What  should  art  look  like?   What  form  should  art  take?   What  should  art  be  made  from?   Are  certain  forms  more  ar`ul?  
  • 12. What  is  Art?  
  • 13. High  vs.  Low  
  • 14. High  vs.  Low  Bill  Waterson   Roy  Lichtenstein  
  • 15. Func+on   Should  art  have  a  func+on?  What  func+on(s)  should  art  serve  in  society?   Are  certain  func+ons  more  ar`ul?    
  • 16. What  is  Art?  
  • 17. Art  as  Form  Clement  Greenberg   Victor  Cousin  
  • 18. Art  as  Form  James  McNeill  Whistler,  Peacock  Room,  1876  
  • 19. Art  as  Form  Barnef  Newman,  Vir  Heroicus  Sublimus,  1950-­‐1951    
  • 20. Art  as  Informa+on     Denver  Day  of  Rock  Poster,  2011  
  • 21. Art  as  Informa+on    Last  Judgment  Tympanum,  Autun  Cathedral,  Romanesque,  1146  
  • 22. Art  as  Informa+on     Tree  of  Jesse  Window,  Chartres  Cathedral,  Gothic,     1193-­‐1250  
  • 23. Art  as  Expression   Paul  Klee,  Schoolhouse,  1920      
  • 24. Art  as  Expression  Wasily  Kandinsky,  Improvisa+on  28,  1912  
  • 25. Art  as  Tool   Marcel  Breuer,  Wassily  Chair,  1925  
  • 26. Art  as  Prac+ce  Karensanui,  Ryoan-­‐ji,  17th  century-­‐Present  
  • 27. MASQUERADES: Masks in performance, wood, mineral pigments, &fiber, height approx. 7 , 1984, Burkina Faso, Bwa culture
  • 28. Art  as  Prac+ce  hfp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ZkR1X6s7E  
  • 29. Closing performance of"Constructive Interference," aninstallation by David Fodel and Paco Proano.With Janet Feder, Paul Fowler,Matt Pass, and 3rd Law Dance Company. Emmanuel Gallery 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Thursday, August 25 Free.
  • 30. What  is  Art?