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Bases For Art

  1. 1. Bases for Studying ART and ARCHITECTURE
  2. 2. Proper citation style for works of art <ul><li>Minimum information, always required : </li></ul><ul><li>Artist, Title </li></ul><ul><li>-- or </li></ul><ul><li>Artist, Title </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-- or </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Artist, Title </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(when handwriting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> The order can be reversed when appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>1. Additional information, use when appropriate: </li></ul><ul><li> (Date), style </li></ul><ul><li>2. NEVER USE quotation marks for titles! </li></ul><ul><li>3. This format is not to be used </li></ul><ul><li>with architecture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ How can I approach studying an art piece or a building?” <ul><li>POTENTIAL OBSTACLES </li></ul><ul><li>“ At this point, I really do not care about it. Its difficult to learn about things I don’t care about. I certainly can’t remember anything about it either.” ( DISINTEREST) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I probably do not understand the meanings of the thing / I do not get the whole modern art thing.” (TOO CONFUSING) </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is so much there, it is difficult to even begin.” (OVERWHELMING SITUATION) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rely on your intellectual attitude. <ul><li>We will discover some basic aspects that can be consistently examined and possibly easily understood. </li></ul><ul><li>This can happen with little previous experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning from such a solid base will dissolve many obstacles and allow for progress. </li></ul>
  5. 5. These bases for studying art and architecture are five aspects that are researchable and, with brief experience, apparent upon careful examination. <ul><li>5 Commonalities for comparison: </li></ul><ul><li>Style + Iconography + Provenance + Artist + Cultural Context </li></ul>
  6. 6. Style
  7. 7. What is style? <ul><li>Period style refers to the characteristic artistic manner of a specific time, usually within a distinct culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional style describes variations in style tied to geographic location. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal style is the distinctive manner of an individual artist, often describes discrepancies from others of the same period style. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Style
  9. 9. Iconography
  10. 10. What is iconography? <ul><li>Literally the writing of images </li></ul><ul><li>Refers to both content and symbols </li></ul><ul><li>When used in reference to content/subject, it is often possible to categorize the subject. Some of the categories are: religious, historical, mythological, portraiture, landscape, genre, still life. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Iconography
  12. 12. Provenance
  13. 13. What is provenance? <ul><li>Place and time or creation </li></ul><ul><li>Often linked to period style </li></ul>
  14. 14. Provenance
  15. 15. Cultural Context
  16. 16. What is cultural context? <ul><li>Refers to how the piece functions within the society that produced it. This can include aspects as patronage (who paid for it), purpose, influences. </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate this, the originating society and their values need to be examined. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cultural Context
  18. 18. Artist
  19. 19. What is artist? <ul><li>The creator or designer of the piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Often linked to personal style </li></ul>
  20. 20. Artist
  21. 21. Bases for Studying ART and ARCHITECTURE - - - fin - - -
  22. 22. Bases for Studying ART and ARCHITECTURE