ContentThis presentation aims to introduce to you what we will be learning in class all quarter. We will be discussing artworks, why they are made, what they mean and what makes them good (or valuable or pretty or important).
In order to discuss an artwork intelligently, we need specific vocabulary. Today’s presentation will introduce the basics, throughout the quarter we will spend more time on the specifics.
Follow alongThe first worksheet (content) is a companion to this presentation. I recommend filling it out during or after you watch this presentation.The content worksheet will be a quick reference you can use all quarter—ask questions right away if you can’t finish the worksheet.
ContentThe meaning of a work of art -what it is about
What is this artwork about?(not just whatdoes it show, butwhy was itcreated? Howdoes it make youfeel? What doesit mean?)
Content = Subject + Form + Medium+ Composition + Formal Elements + Context + Style + Intent
All these things can affect the meaning of this artwork: A man standing on rocks Stormy water, mist Only a few colors (Is it cold?) Oil painting 19th century (Romanticism) Dark rocks & light skyYou are seeing it in art class Rectangle (How big is it?) The man is in the center How he is dressed
SubjectWhat is shown in a work of art -what it is of