What Is Art?

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What Is Art?

  1. 1. What Is Art?<br />Art History- Theory & Practice<br />
  2. 2. Elements of Art<br />Line<br />Shape<br />Form<br />Space<br />Value<br />Color<br />Texture<br />
  3. 3. What is the Role of the Artist?<br />Artists DESIGN- they create architectural and functional structures, fashion, and crafts.<br />Artists RECORD- they preserve images for historical reference- Before the invention of the camera, images were recorded by painting, drawing, or sculpting. <br />Artists help to UNDERSTAND the Unknown- they record what cannot be seen with the eyes or what has not yet occurred ( the imagination, dreams, floods, images of God).<br />Artists give tangible form to FEELINGS- they express love, fear, exhilaration, anger, etc.<br />Artists offer a way of SEEING- they help to visualize the unknown, portray feelings, stretch one&apos;s ability to see.<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary For The Arts <br />ART- the special expression of ideas, feelings, and values in visual form.<br />ARTISTS are creative individuals who use imagination and skill to communicate in visual form.<br />ART HISTORY is an account of how, why, and when people of the world have made art.<br />STYLE is an artist’s personal way of using the elements and principles of art and expressing feelings and ideas in art.<br />
  5. 5. Functions of Art<br />Personal Function<br />Social Function<br />Spiritual Function<br />Physical Function<br />Educational Function<br />
  6. 6. Principles of Art<br />Balance<br />Emphasis<br />Harmony<br />Variety<br />Gradation<br />Movement<br />Rhythm<br />Proportion<br />
  7. 7. Talking about / Critiquing Art<br />DESCRIBE-What do you see?<br />ANALYZE- How is it organized?<br />INTERPRET- What is the artist trying to say?<br />JUDGE- Is the artwork successful?<br />

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