Form & Content• Form= visual, art elements, principles of art• Content= interpretation of themes, messages• Subject Matter• Context• Subtext
• Janine Antoni Gnaw, 1992 six hundred pounds of chocolate before biting six hundred pounds of lard before biting Consider the possible subtext and context of Antoni’s art.
Iconography• Visual METAPHOR-image or element that is descriptive of something else.• SYMBOL-image or element that stands for or represents some other entity or concept.• ICONOGRAPHY-system of symbols that allows artists to refer to complex ideas.
Process• Is there any METAPHOR, SYMBOL or ICONOGRAPHY present in Gnaw?
Writings about Art• Art critics, art historians, museum curators• Writing helps develop ideas about art.• Content is not fixed, rather is reevaluated over time.• Contradictory and opposing viewpoints over one artwork.