This PowerPoint is an intro to different art techniques, professions and styles. The students look at this PowerPoint over the course of two or three days. The students pick a class name using this PowerPoint. They brainstorm as many creative/artistic careers as possible ex: graphic designers, graffiti Artists etc.
Trumpel’oi, Distortion, Graphite, Achriomatic, Scale/Proportion1. M.C. Escher 2. Chuck Close
It is important to understand the history behind an artist or an artwork because it can sometimes change the way that you feel about a piece of artwork. Chuck Close uses the technique of a grid system so that he can work with one square at a time. This allowed for complete accuracy in each square that when put together, becomes a cohesive photo-realistic image. The Grid system allowed Chuck Close to work on a square or two or a few and then take a long break from the artwork with out loosing momentum. He treated each square like it was an individual piece of artwork. For example Chuck Close:His change in health transformed the way that he created art after being wheelchair bound. 1. & 2. Chuck Close
Chuck Close used the same grid system to create his artwork in his new style. In fact the grid system helped him be more productive given his physical condition. Now instead of perfectly rendered squares, each square contains a mini abstract painting that when put together with the rest of the grid squares cerates a “mosaic” like image of a portrait.Chuck Close
There are many different types of materials in which an artist can choose from. All “paintings” are not made from the same material. For example: tempera, water color, oils, pastels, oil pastels, acrylic, gauche etc.Chuck Close
There are many different types of materials in which an artist can choose from. All “paintings” are not made from the same material. For example: tempera, water color, oils, pastels, oil pastels, acrylic, gauche etc.Shawn BarberJason Dorofy
Abstract is when we can tell that the image resembles something recognizable but is morphed, twisted, distorted, overlapped etc. in an unrealistic or unreal way. Non-object (2 slides away) is taking this further. What recognizable “item’s” “ideas” can you pick out?1. Unknown Artist 2. Unknown Artist
What do you see in these two images? Picasso? 2. Joan Miro
Non-objective is abstract to the max. We can not tell what the image is at all. Shapes, texture, medium and color are the focus. These paintings are sometimes color field paintings.1. Joseph Albers 2. Mark Rothko
What do you see in these two images?1. Helen Frankenthaller 2. Unknown artist
Explain the difference between: Illustration, Portraiture, Fine Art1. Stephen Johnson 2. Unknown Artist 3. Unknown Artist
Cubism is the simplification of the “planes” of a solid. Sometimes it is the duplication, exaggeration, distortion or outraegous color, texture or size of elements as well.1. Picasso 2. Marcel Duchamp
Editorial Illustrating connects to a written concept. The “client” is requesting an image that will accompany and idea presented in a written article. The artist has less creative flexibility with this type of artwork given that the artwork HAS to mesh with the written accompaniment. 1. Lcoal Artist and Professor Bob Doresy 2. Bernie Fuches
It is important to understand that other artists can inspire us, but that we need to be our own artistic individual as well. It is important to see what other artists in the past have created not only so that we create something that is different, but so that we can get ideas on possible techniques, perspectives, materials and concepts. 1. Lcoal Artist and Professor Bob Doresy 2. Bernie Fuches
Craftsmanship is key. Could you paint huge portraits and keep the back ground 100% white?Knowledge of criticism and artist conversation is a huge part of art before, during and after a piece of artwork has been created. We must know how to talk about art in an educated way so that our view points will be taken seriously.Havethese two images been created by the same artist or two different artists? Despite how similar they look these two images were created by two different artists. The first artist, Phillip Burke is very famous in the art community for his over sized paintings of the famous in this oil painted kooky colored caricatures. Sometimes people take “inspiration” and misuse it and are simply taking the creativity out of the equation and stealing a style. The way that Jay Lincoln used to work is on the following slide
These two drawings are examples of the way that Jay Lincoln used to work before meeting Phillip Burke and adopting his style almost to the T. These are tiny colored pencil caricature drawings.
Many times artwork has a message: Propaganda, campaigning, protests etc. 1. Shepard Fairey 2. Picasso 3. Diego Rivera
Cartooning is illustrating life with a comical (1. Charles Schulz – Peanuts) or satirical (Al Hirschfeld) twist.I explain what satirical means and I explain that even Charlie Brown had life lessons.
Mediums do not need to be exclusive. Once we understand what each medium will do under, over, in combination, etc. with other mediums we can experiment in endless ways. 1. Greg Spalenka 2. Alan Gordon (yes, my husband)
This is why the students will learn how to use materials all over again. We use many of the same materials that we used in elementary but we might use them in a more sophisticated way or use new materials for the first time.
We can also add digital to the mix (1. Dave McKean)Or we can add collage to the mix (2. Christie Gordon)Surrealism is taking 2 or more realistic ideas and putting them together in an unrealistic way.
Digital artwork is huge and we can’t get to all the different types, but here are the biggies…Graphic design: print and web basedStationary design (Janis Acompora)Book illustration (Dave McKean)
Art mixes with music frequently – 1. Gorillaz “avitars” 2. Gorillaz short movie that plays behind them as they are preforming.
Does art have to always be beautiful. As long as an artwork is created with meaning it can be ugly or beautiful. “Beautiful” is not always the same from person to person either. Here I expain 1. Marshall Arisman tends to use intense garish colors and lines that detract from the Perfection of a representation. 2. Duchamp – FountainFountain is a 1917 work by Marcel Duchamp. It is one of the pieces which he called readymades. In such pieces he made use of an already existing object. In this case Duchamp used a urinal, which he titled Fountain and signed "R. Mutt". Readymades also go by the term Found object (French: objet trouvé). The art show to which Duchamp submitted the piece stated that all works would be accepted, but Fountain was not actually displayed, and the original has been lost. The work is regarded by some as a major landmark in 20th century art. Replicas commissioned by Duchamp in the 1960s are now on display in a number of different museums.At the time Duchamp was a board member of the Society of Independent Artists and submitted the piece under the name R. Mutt, presumably to hide his involvement with the piece, to their 1917 exhibition, which, it had been proclaimed, would exhibit all work submitted. After much debate by the board members (most of whom did not know Duchamp had submitted it) about whether the piece was or was not art, Fountain was hidden from view during the show. Duchamp and Arensberg resigned from the board after the exhibition.The New York Dadaists stirred controversy about Fountain and its being hidden from view in the second issue of The Blind Man which included a photo of the piece and a letter by Alfred Stieglitz, and writings by Beatrice Wood and Arensberg. The anonymous editorial (which is assumed to be written by Wood) accompanying the photograph, entitled "The Richard Mutt Case," made a claim that would prove to be important concerning certain works of art that would come after it:Whether Mr Mutt made the fountain with his own hands or not has no importance. He CHOSE it. He took an article of life, placed it so that its useful significance disappeared under the new title and point of view – created a new thought for that object.In defense of the work being art, Wood also wrote, "The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges." Duchamp described his intent with the piece was to shift the focus of art from physical craft to intellectual interpretation.Shortly after its initial exhibition, Fountain was lost. According to Duchamp biographer Calvin Tomkins, the best guess is that it was thrown out as rubbish by Stieglitz, a common fate of Duchamp's early readymades.The first reproduction of Fountain was authorized by Duchamp in 1950 for an exhibition in New York; two more individual pieces followed in 1953 and 1963, and then an artist's multiple was manufactured in an edition of eight in 1964. These editions ended up in a number of important public collections; Indiana University Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, Centre Georges Pompidou and Tate Modern. The edition of eight was manufactured from glazed earthenware painted to resemble the original porcelain, with a signature reproduced in black paint. InterpretationsOf all the works in this series of readymades, Fountain is perhaps the best known because the symbolic meaning of the toilet takes the conceptual challenge posed by the readymades to their most visceral extreme.Since the photograph taken by Stieglitz is the only image of the original sculpture, there are some interpretations of "Fountain" by looking not only at reproductions but this particular photograph. Tomkins notes that "it does not take much stretching of the imagination to see in the upside-down urinal's gently flowing curves the veiled head of a classic Renaissance madonna or a seated Buddha or, perhaps more to the point, one of Brâncuşi's polished erotic forms."
The number of different Artistic direction and roles in the film industry have increased exponentially with technological advances over the past few decades.
Children’s cartoons, video games, computer generated full length movies.
I talk about the difference between form and function
Large vs. small
1. Albert Paley – supersized sculptures2. Alexander Clader - Mobiles
Sculpture isn’t all boring statues… it can be surreal, realistic, abstract, small enormous inside, outside, etc. Ron Mueck2. Henry Moore3. Claes Oldenburg
Nature becomes your medium – no paint, paper or glue. Artistic knowledge is combined with botanical knowledge as well as a bit of architecture. Landscape design and earthworksBottom left: Andy Goldsworthy
I explain the difference between craft and fine art.
Sometimes there is a fine line between craft and fine art and it is difficult to tell which category a piece fits best in. Perhaps it can be a little bit of both?Dale ChihulyFrank Lloyd Wright
Architecture and Structural Design and Infrastructures (roads, highways, and urban planning)
Fashion/Dance – we can wear, be and move as art.Body modification“Beautiful” is cultural. Even with in the U.S. there are culture divisions in the definition of beauty. Outside of the US we multiple the definition of “beauty” even further. In some cultures if a body is not modified (foot binding, corset wearing, weight reduction or addition, neck stretching, lip and earlobe stretching, tattooing, branding, etc.) then the individual will not be considered “desirable” in the culture.