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Art criticism

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Art criticism

  1. 1. Art Criticism
  2. 2. The 4 Stages of Art Criticism (Feldman Method) Description: What is the subject matter? Analysis: How do the elements work? Interpretation: What is the content? Judgment: How successful is the artist?
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Technical Qualities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>materials used (wood, metal, etc.)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognizable Subject Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>describe the various recognizable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>objects in the work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Representational Art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>list the things that are used to create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this image: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>line, color, shape, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Analysis <ul><li>break down the formal elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>size, shape, color, texture, space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>this can help to figure out the content of the work </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Size <ul><li>biggest object more important </li></ul><ul><li>observe the size relationships to give you a sense of perspective </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shape <ul><li>Geometric shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>implies order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organic shape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>non-geometric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implies natural, flowing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Color <ul><li>color can affect the mood of artwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bright can imply happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>muted/monochromatic can imply somber </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Texture <ul><li>tactile/real </li></ul><ul><li>visual/illusionary </li></ul>
  9. 9. Space shallow flat deep
  10. 10. Interpretation <ul><li>meaning beyond subject matter </li></ul>
  11. 11. Judgment <ul><li>is it about formal elements only? </li></ul><ul><li>is it meant to evoke emotion? </li></ul><ul><li>is it meant to deliver a message? </li></ul>
  12. 12. David Hockney, Le Parc de Sources ( 1970)
  13. 13. Content & Image Sources http://negroartist.com/negro%20artist/elizabeth%20catlett/images/Elizabeth%20Catlett%20Harriet%201975%20linocut_jpg.jpg http://www.macalester.edu/psychology/whathap/ubnrp/aesthetics/image/compo.jpg http://www.natureartists.com/art/resized/1370_IMG_1542_Endangered_Whooping_Crane.jpg http://www.dl.ket.org/webmuseum/wm/paint/auth/matisse/green-stripe/matisse.green-stripe.jpg http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/images/aria/sk/z/sk-c-251.z?leftcoulisse http://images.artnet.com/artwork_images/424196454/163290.jpg http://www.leninimports.com/vincent_van_gogh_gallery_1.jpg http://viacomit.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/1/mickey_warhol.jpg http://www.kmwithersfineart.com/supply%20packer%202006.jpg http://topicstock.pantip.com/chalermthai/topicstock/2008/06/A6714512/A6714512-31.jpg http://pinguy.infogami.com/blog/vwm6 http://www.artofeurope.com/gauguin/gau4.htm http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/imageuploads/1191933113_80.177.117.97.jpg

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