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Subject matter in world art

  1. 1. Subject Matter in World Art Third Year
  2. 2. What is the subject matter in art? Art is made by persons aided by art materials, tools and skills and shaped by their creativity and imagination.
  3. 3. EGYPTIAN Ancient Egyptian art (5000 B.C. – 1000 B.C) Religion greatly affected their lives. Building of pyramids was fueled by religious fervor rather than architectural purposes.
  4. 4. Art in Ancient Egypt consists: Paintings Hieroglyphs Sculptures Bowls Vases Pottery Ivory carvings weapons
  5. 5. Greek Art 1000 B.C to 800 B.C The subject matter consisted of daily activities such as harvesting, weaving, baking, playing sports and performing religious processions. Perfected the art of making seals, gems, and coins. Mastered the art of sculpture – human figure depicted physical power, action and grace.
  6. 6. Roman Arts 100 B.C. – 500 A.D Borrowed from Greek art not only their art forms, but their gods and goddesses as well. Roman art forms were not religious like the Egyptians but were guided by the political, economic and social functions they served. They were interested in governance and politics made evident in their architecture, sculpture, engineering and law.
  7. 7. Medieval Art 500 – 1000 A.D Focus on the sole patron of the arts –the church. Artworks were done in painting or mosaic. The subject matter and theme was inspired by the life of Jesus Christ and the contents of the Holy Scripture.
  8. 8. Renaissance Art 1400 - 1600 Means rebirth Inspired by Greek artistic tradition but was more wordly. Subject Matter was focused on the human being. Art patrons had their portraits done. Focus on humanistic thought
  9. 9. School of Athens
  10. 10. Baroque Art 1600 - 1700 From barroco means “a pearl of irregular shape” Subject matter was landscapes, everyday scenes, events and experiences. Purpose was a personal expression for both the artists and the viewer.
  11. 11. Conversion of St. Paul on the road to Damascus
  12. 12. Neoclassicism 1750 - 1800 Expressed in the tradition of the Greek, Roman and Renaissance combined. The royal court was the primary patron of the arts. Subject Matter is nationalism and patriotism.
  13. 13. The Oath of Horatii
  14. 14. Romanticism 1800 - 1900 Era when the artists were always in search for free expression and personal feelings. The patrons were the public who generally brought changes in the social status of artists. They were no longer there to serve the church or the royal court.
  15. 15. Liberty Leading the People
  16. 16. Realism 1840 - 1900 Deal with issues of social injustice, poverty, labor and morality. Art became a mirror of society, depicting public sentiment in realistic forms.
  17. 17. The Third Class 1862
  18. 18. Impressionism 1860 -1900 Avoided preaching and moralizing. It focused on the interplay between light and color.
  19. 19. Sunriseby: Claude Monet
  20. 20. Expressionism 1900 - 1945 Paid attention to the expression of intense feelings rather than to a description of the real and visible world. The artistic style included distortion of forms, bright mix colors and exaggerated application of paint on the canvas.
  21. 21. Starry Nightby Van Gogh