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13. arts as knowledge


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13. arts as knowledge

  1. 1. Agenda 10/3/16 1. Intro to Arts as AOK 2. Art Criticism and Paradigms 3. Lit Circle 4 Final meeting 4. EE meeting on 10/13 1. 3000 words finished 5. CAS and E-Board meeting
  2. 2. Art as an Area of Knowing AIO: “What is Beautiful?” Philosopher Portrait: Winklemann, Wolfflin, Picasso Special Audio Notes: Ted Talk:  Readings (notes on all pages, expert on 1 of 3): 1. 257-265 2. 266-271 3. 272-277
  3. 3.  Problem of Knowledge: To what extent do humans participate in Art as both an introspective, as well as communicative process?
  4. 4. Change Blindness 1. In the same way as the Taste Test, how might we be “blind” to certain changes around us? Why might this lack of observation be useful? How might it be a disadvantage? 2. What is the crossover with the Human Sciences?
  5. 5. What would you name this?
  6. 6. Juxtaposition? Meaning? Artist’s purpose?
  7. 7. 3 Ideas for the Week 1. Art is a way in which humans seek knowledge from the senses; ultimately becoming indistinguishable from one’s own mental reality. 2. Art is a scientific process and a crafted technology; one that often results in academies, schools of thought/criticism, and cycles of Avant Garde. 3. Art often communicates historical, ethical, iconographic, religious, and thematic representations of “the human condition”, often summarized in the question “what is beautiful?”
  8. 8. The true order of going is to use the beauties of the earth as steps along which to mount upwards for the sake of that other beauty: from fair forms to fair practices, and from fair practices to fair notions until he arrives at the idea of absolute beauty Plato’s Symposium, 211
  9. 9. What is Art?  noun 1 the expression of creative skill through a visual medium such as painting or sculpture. 2 the product of such a process; paintings, drawings, and sculpture collectively. 3 (the arts) the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, and drama. 4 (arts) subjects of study primarily concerned with human culture (as contrasted with scientific or technical subjects). 5 a skill: the art of conversation.  How do the 5 definitions differ from each other?
  10. 10. Developing Patterns
  11. 11. What is Art? 1. Art is Self-Expression 1. Language of the mind. 2. Record of the body. 2. Art is Language 1. Symbols, icons and records 2. Cultic ritual, pervasive belief 3. Power and propaganda 3. Art is Identity 1. Schools of thought (Surrealist, Avant Garde, Christian, la Art Brute 2. Art as a craft that is learned (formalism), a record of history (art criticism), or a description of behavior (empiricism) 4. Art is Culture 1. “Othering” is endemic to art (even in the very principles that define art) 2. Geo-political landscapes produce different art emphases 3. BRUCEP FaSTCaLVES Ann Hamilton. parallel lines. Two parts of an installation in two rooms, Sao Paulo Bienal, Septemb December 1991. Mixed media.
  12. 12. BASILICA OF HAGIA SOFIA, 563 ce. Istanbul, Turkey
  13. 13. Art As Knowing: Class Discussion  Team discussion (10 minutes): Review your chapter notes.  What TOK questions are discussed in your section? Develop 2  Summarize your Philosopher portrait. How does he interact with your section?  Describe your argue it out problem of knowledge and thesis. Any research to support your argument?  Class Discussion (10 min)
  14. 14. Art and Technology/Science  Art implies precision, innovation, risk behavior, experimentation, predictive knowing  Often compliments the major scientific paradigms throughout history.  Consider:  Artist as scientific Vocation  Heliocentricity and Printing press  Germ theory and specialized drawing  Architecture and Mathematical presuppositions  Illusionism and perspective theory
  15. 15. Art History and Criticism  Art Historical method  16th century archeological response to Baroque ideals  Promotes classical balance  Understands work in context  Stylistic Analysis  Scientific Approach to art history  Comparative method  Psychology, art rooted in the human form.  2nd Vienna School  Complete Formalism (student of art in and of itself)  Artwork is only aesthetic (principles and elements of design)
  16. 16. Art History and Criticism  Archetypal and Iconographic schools  Theories about artist’s intention  psychoanalyzing artist’s only through clues in the artwork  Marxist School  Classism, movements of art and kitsch in social history  Post-modern Semiotics  Boundaries of interpretation from viewer’s supremacy
  17. 17. Describe both works: