Evaluating Art Approaches

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Evaluating Art Approaches

  1. 1. Evaluating Works of Art Historical vs. Critical Approaches
  2. 2. A r t H i s t o r y <ul><li>Seeking answers to these types of questions: </li></ul><ul><li>When was it done? </li></ul><ul><li>Where was it done? </li></ul><ul><li>What style of art does it represent? </li></ul><ul><li>What artists or works of art influenced the artist? </li></ul><ul><li>What impact did the artist or the work have upon artists and works that followed? </li></ul><ul><li>ART HISTORY relies on External Cues </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Determine when, where, and by whom the work was done. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Analysis <ul><li>Identify unique features to determine artistic style. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interpretation <ul><li>Learn how time and place influenced the artist. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Judgment <ul><li>Use information to make a decision about a work’s importance in the history of art. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Guernica , Picasso, 1937 Determine when, where, and by whom the work was done. Identify unique features to determine artistic style. Learn how time and place influenced the artist.
  8. 8. Use information to make a decision about a work’s importance in the history of art .
  9. 9. A r t C r i t i c i s m <ul><li>Seeking answers to these types of questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What is in the artwork? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the artwork designed or put together? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a successful work of art? </li></ul><ul><li>ART CRITICISM relies on Internal Cues </li></ul>
  10. 10. Description <ul><li>Focus: Subject matter and/or Elements of Art </li></ul>
  11. 11. Analysis <ul><li>Focus: Organization – how Principles of Design have been used to arrange the elements of art </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interpretation <ul><li>Focus: Moods, feelings and ideas communicated by the work </li></ul>
  13. 13. Judgment <ul><li>Focus: Decision-making about the work’s artistic merit </li></ul>
  14. 14. L'Absinthe , Degas, 1876 Focus: Subject matter and/or Elements of Art Focus: Organization – how Principles of Design have been used to arrange the elements of art Focus: Moods, feelings and ideas communicated by the work
  15. 15. Focus: Decision-making about the work’s artistic merit

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