Art Appreciation: Principles & Elements of Art

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Art Appreciation: Principles & Elements of Art

  1. 1. Art Appreciation Professor Paige Prater T, R, 9:30-10:20AM
  2. 2. 10 ELEMENTS of Art: 1. Color 2. Form 3. Line 4. Mass 5. Shape 6. Space 7. Texture 8. Time/Motion 9. Value 10. Volume
  3. 3. Color
  4. 4. Important Color Vocabulary • • • • • • • • Hue Value Tint Shade Primary Secondary Complementary Neutral
  5. 5. VALUE: lights & darks
  6. 6. Color Wheel
  7. 7. Saturation
  8. 8. Monochromatic Color Mark Tansey. Picasso and Braque, 1992. Oil on canvas. 5’4” x 7’
  9. 9. Complementary Color Andre’ Derain. The Turning Road, L’Estaque, 1906. Oil on canvas, 4’3” x6’4’3/4 . Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
  10. 10. Analagous Color
  11. 11. Analagous Color Mary Cassat, The Boating Party, 1893-94. Oil on canvas. 35 3/8 x 46 1/8”, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  12. 12. National Gallery of Art
  13. 13. Optical Color:Pointillism Georges Seurat, The Circus (detail of it), 1890-91, Oil on canvas.
  14. 14. Color in Print: different color wheel! CMY + K (key, which equals black)= CMYK! 
  15. 15. Color in Electronics: different, too!
  16. 16. Charles Csuri, Wondrous Spring, 1992. Computer image, 4’x 5’5”.
  17. 17. Color & Chromotherapy • “I have tried to express with red and green the terrible passions of human nature.” –Van Gogh • Which painting was he referring to? • Do you think he captured passion? Why or why not?
  18. 18. SHAPE vs. FORM • 2D – two-dimensional = shape (think FLAT!) • 3D – three-dimensional = form (think TACTILE!)
  19. 19. Three-dimensional: • FORM (think TACTILE!) -VOLUME = amount of SPACE -MASS = solid -TEXTURE = looks tangible
  20. 20. Line Mel Bochner, Vertigo, 1982. Charcoal, conte’ crayon, and pastel on canvas, 9’x6’2”. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
  21. 21. Line • Regular/irregular • Actual/implied • Vertical/Horizontal/Diagonal
  22. 22. Regular/Irregular LINE Andre Masson, Automatic Drawing, 1925-6. Ink on paper, 12 x91/2”. Muse’e National d’Art Moderne. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
  23. 23. Actual/Implied LINE
  24. 24. Vertical/Horizontal/Diagonal LINE
  25. 25. TIME/MOTION Bernini. Apollo and Daphne, 1622-24. Giacomo Balla. Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912.
  26. 26. 10 PRINCIPLES of Art 1. Balance 2. Contrast 3. Emphasis 4. Focal Point 5. Pattern 6. Proportion 7. Rhythm 8. Scale 9. Unity 10. Variety

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