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Line art_Art Appreciation

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Slide show describing how to find lines amongst the various forms of art and how to appreciate the artists use of lines.

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Line art_Art Appreciation

  1. 1. Simplicity to Complexity in terms of line . . .
  2. 2. The Obvious STRAIGHT HORIZONTAL VERTICAL DIAGONAL
  3. 3. Barnett Newman, Dionysius , 1944, 67x49in.
  4. 4. Barnett Newman, Yellow Painting , 1949
  5. 5. Barnett Newman, Untitled (The Cry), 36x24in., ink on paper
  6. 6. Giotto, Pieta ( Lamentation) fresco Late Gothic/ Early Renaissance from 1305 BOLD DIAGONAL
  7. 7. Caravaggio The Calling of St. Matthew, 1599-1600
  8. 8. Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, 1620
  9. 9. Lines can be im pl ie d . . .
  10. 10. IMPLIED LINES Not really there but guide the eye or organize the image
  11. 11. Diego Rivera, The Flower Carrier, 1935, 48x48 in. Note lines implied by directional gazes
  12. 12. Pierre-Auguste Renoir Le déjeuner des canotiers , 1880–1881 Oil on canvas, 129.5 × 172.7 cm
  13. 13. Morandi, Giorgio Still Life (The Blue Vase) 1920 Oil on canvas The blue lines point out . . . IMPLIED LINES
  14. 14. Morandi, Giorgio Still Life (The Blue Vase) 1920 Oil on canvas implied
  15. 15. Schiele, Egon Seated Girl 1911 Watercolor and pencil 48 x 31.5 cm
  16. 16. Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus, c.1601
  17. 18. Kenneth Noland, Thrust, 1963 45 x 45 in.
  18. 19. A VENETIAN WOMAN John Singer Sargent (American, b.1856, d.1925) 1882 oil on canvas 93 3/4 x 52 1/2 in. (238.1 x 133.4 cm)
  19. 20. A VENETIAN WOMAN John Singer Sargent (American, b.1856, d.1925) 1882 oil on canvas 93 3/4 x 52 1/2 in. (238.1 x 133.4 cm) Lines used to create emphasis
  20. 21. Lines can curve . . .
  21. 22. Hokusai, Katsushika The Great Wave Off Kanagawa From "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" 1823-29 Color woodcut 10 x 15 in.
  22. 23. Jean Honore Fragonard, The Bathers, 1761
  23. 24. Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970
  24. 25. This “artless” scribble <ul><li>Defines an area </li></ul><ul><li>Creates an illusion of depth (volume) </li></ul>
  25. 26. Look again …
  26. 27. Brice Marden American, born Bronxville, New York, 1938   Cold Mountain 2, 1989-1991 Oil on linen, 108 1/8 x 144 1/4 in.
  27. 28. What lines lurk in this texture?
  28. 29. Jackson Pollock, Lavendar Mist No. 1, 1950
  29. 30. Consider the expressive quality of the jagged lines in this work . . .
  30. 31. Clyfford Still, 1957, No.1
  31. 32. Georgia O’Keeffe, Red, White and Blue, 1931
  32. 33. The Obvious Again STRAIGHT CURVED – SMOOTH, JAGGED
  33. 34. Johann Koerbecke German, c. 1420 - 1491 The Ascension , 1456/1457 tempera on panel, 92.7 x 64.8 cm (36 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.) Curved, smooth Jagged Jagged, zig-zag straight
  34. 35. Clyfford Still American, 1904 - 1980   1948-C, (1948) Oil on canvas 80 7/8 x 68 3/4 in. complex contour lines formed by these complex shapes
  35. 36. Lines create or imply shapes Shapes can be open or closed Lines around a shape are CONTOUR lines
  36. 37. SHAPE open/closed geometric/ biomorphic or organic
  37. 38. Picasso, Femme an open shape, a biomorphic form
  38. 39. Frank Stella, Wolfeboro II, 1966 closed, geometric
  39. 40. THE UPSTAIRS Charles Sheeler (American, b.1883, d.1965) 1938 oil on canvas 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (49.5 x 32.4 cm) Lines create planes; planes suggest volume
  40. 41. VOLUME Implied in painting; actual in sculpture LINE  SHAPE  VOLUME
  41. 42. Kenneth Snelson Rador , 1975 brass & stainless steel 21 x 17 x 6 inches
  42. 43. Kenneth Snelson American, born Pendleton, Oregon, 1927 Needle Tower, 1968 Aluminum and stainless steel 720 x 243-1/2 x 213-3/8 in.
  43. 45. Rodin Balzac
  44. 46. Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater , 1936-7
  45. 47. Volumes <ul><li>C A </li></ul><ul><li>N </li></ul>C R E A T E LINES
  46. 48. Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater, 1936-37
  47. 49. Frank Gehry, Disney Concert Hall
  48. 50. Frank Gehry, Disney Concert Hall
  49. 51. Frank Gehry, Disney Concert Hall
  50. 52. Giusti Garden, Verona, Italy
  51. 53. Henry Moore Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece 1976-1978, bronze 534.5 x 721.1 x 363.1 cm (210 1/2 x 284 x 143 in.)
  52. 54. Bird in Space , 1923 Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania, 1876–1957) Marble; (with base) H. 56-3/4, Diam. 6-1/2 in. Bird, 1940
  53. 55. Brancusi Adam and Eve 1921
  54. 56. BOTTOM LINE The concept of line plays a role in compositions of music and art, ranging from the simple to the complex.
  55. 57. LINE What is a line in Art? Line – a series of points; an area whose length is considerably greater than its width; an indication of direction, an apparent movement. A line is a point moved or moving through space. This applies to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, clay/pottery, and architecture. Characteristics of lines: lines can be actual or implied ; a line which denotes or describes an outside edge of an object is a contour line . A contour line divides the plane or delineates an edge of a volume. A directional line points or moves the eye in a particular direction. Horizontal – often read as across, quiet, stable. Vertical: reaching up, spiritual, uplifting, rising. Diagonal: dynamic, moving. Lines can be interpreted as having expressive qualities; particular qualities – thick or thin, weighty or straight, hard-edged or soft – can indicate moods or feelings. ON HANDOUT

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