What is art what is creativity Presentation Transcript
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,
Why this Class?
What is your rela+onship to art?
What is Crea+vity?
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
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.
Remote Associates Test Law, birthday, swim Twister, lash, +ed Super, ship, gazer Bear, comb, moon Trap, market, brown
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.
What is Art?
Deﬁning Art. 1. Form 2. Func+on 3. Form and Func+on
Form What should art look like? What form should art take? What should art be made from? Are certain forms more ar`ul?
What is Art?
High vs. Low
High vs. Low Bill Waterson Roy Lichtenstein
Func+on Should art have a func+on? What func+on(s) should art serve in society? Are certain func+ons more ar`ul?
What is Art?
Art as Form Clement Greenberg Victor Cousin
Art as Form James McNeill Whistler, Peacock Room, 1876
Art as Form Barnef Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimus, 1950-‐1951
Art as Informa+on Denver Day of Rock Poster, 2011
Art as Informa+on Last Judgment Tympanum, Autun Cathedral, Romanesque, 1146
Art as Informa+on Tree of Jesse Window, Chartres Cathedral, Gothic, 1193-‐1250
Art as Expression Paul Klee, Schoolhouse, 1920
Art as Expression Wasily Kandinsky, Improvisa+on 28, 1912
Art as Tool Marcel Breuer, Wassily Chair, 1925
Art as Prac+ce Karensanui, Ryoan-‐ji, 17th century-‐Present
MASQUERADES: Masks in performance, wood, mineral pigments, &fiber, height approx. 7 , 1984, Burkina Faso, Bwa culture
Art as Prac+ce hfp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ZkR1X6s7E
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.