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Why Art is Important <ul><li>Nicole Deyton, MFA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MFA: Cranbrook Academy of Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
? I Don’t Get It? Hate  it! Love  it!
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What is Perception?
Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Reception </li></ul><ul><li>Extraction </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Reception </li></ul>External stimuli enter the nervous sys...
Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Extraction </li></ul>The retina EXTRACTS the basic informa...
Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Inference </li></ul>Your retina edits out a lot of informa...
Perception and Awareness http://www. youtube .com/watch?v= hwCzasHBXNc
Perception and Awareness The Psychological Process of Seeing <ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul...
Some Vocabulary Representational Art Abstract Art Nonrepresentational Art
Art and Appearances Representational Art <ul><li>Re-presents what we see. Gives us a Realistic or Naturalistic image </li>...
Art and Appearances Abstract Art <ul><li>Extracts the “Essence” of an object or idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Works that depict ...
Art and Appearances Non-representational Art (also called: nonobjective) <ul><li>Visual forms with no specific reference t...
What is The Function of Art?
The Nature of Art The Nature of Art:  an abbreviated History = roots of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism 2,000 = roots of Jud...
The Nature of Art Communication The Purpose & function of Art Masaccio. The Tribute Money. ca 1423.
The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Hon'ami Koetsu.  Tea bowl. 17th century
The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Gianlorenzo Berni...
The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expressi...
The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expressi...
The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Visual delight Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Pe...
Henri Matisse.  The Red Studio . 1911. Oil on Canvas
Jasper Johns.  Three Flags . 1958. Encaustic on Canvas
Sandro Botticelli.  The Birth of Venus . ca. 1485. Tempera on panel.
Marcel Duchamp.  Bicycle Wheel . 1913. Assemblage
J.M.W. Turner.  Slave Ship  or  Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying -- Typhoon Coming On.  1840. Oil on canvas.
Pablo Picasso.  Guernica . 1937. Oil on Canvas.
Female Figure. ca. 3500 BCE. Romania.
Michelangelo Buonarroti.  Pieta . 1498. Marble.
Meret Oppenheim.  Object . 1936. Fur-covered teacup, saucer, and spoon.
Jeff Koons.  Michael Jackson and Bubbles.  1988. Porcelain.
 
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  1. 1. Why Art is Important <ul><li>Nicole Deyton, MFA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MFA: Cranbrook Academy of Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BFA: University of Missouri, Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background: Printmaker, Papermaker, Book Artist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor of Art History, Art Appreciation & Studio Arts, Front Range Community College - Boulder. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. ? I Don’t Get It? Hate it! Love it!
  3. 3. I Don’t Get It? Hate it! Love it! The Goal: To REACT
  4. 14. What is Perception?
  5. 15. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Reception </li></ul><ul><li>Extraction </li></ul><ul><li>Inference </li></ul>
  6. 16. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Reception </li></ul>External stimuli enter the nervous system through our eyes: “ We see the light.”
  7. 17. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Extraction </li></ul>The retina EXTRACTS the basic information it needs and sends this information to the visual cortex. There are approx. 100 million sensors in the retina, but only 5 million channels to the brain.
  8. 18. Perception and Awareness The Physical Process of Seeing <ul><li>Inference </li></ul>Your retina edits out a lot of information - so your brain has to INFER what is actually seen. Seeing, therefore, is an inherently creative process.
  9. 19. Perception and Awareness http://www. youtube .com/watch?v= hwCzasHBXNc
  10. 20. Perception and Awareness The Psychological Process of Seeing <ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Upbringing </li></ul>Filters
  11. 21. Some Vocabulary Representational Art Abstract Art Nonrepresentational Art
  12. 22. Art and Appearances Representational Art <ul><li>Re-presents what we see. Gives us a Realistic or Naturalistic image </li></ul>
  13. 23. Art and Appearances Abstract Art <ul><li>Extracts the “Essence” of an object or idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Works that depict natural objects in simplified, distorted or exaggerated ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes used to describe Works that have no reference at all to natural objects ** </li></ul>
  14. 24. Art and Appearances Non-representational Art (also called: nonobjective) <ul><li>Visual forms with no specific reference to anything outside of themselves. </li></ul>
  15. 25. What is The Function of Art?
  16. 26. The Nature of Art The Nature of Art: an abbreviated History = roots of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism 2,000 = roots of Judaism 4,000 = roots of oldest practicing religion: Hinduism 7,500 = DATED FIRST ART 35,000 = earliest upright human 4,400,000 = extinction of the dinosaur 65,000,000 = lands and oceans full 100,000,000 = birds and animals began to fill the earth 600,000,000 = single-cell life of green algae began 3,900,000,000 = the age of the earth 4,500,000,000
  17. 27. The Nature of Art Communication The Purpose & function of Art Masaccio. The Tribute Money. ca 1423.
  18. 28. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Hon'ami Koetsu. Tea bowl. 17th century
  19. 29. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Ecstasy of St. Theresa. 1645-52.
  20. 30. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Albrecht Durer. Self Portrait. 1500.
  21. 31. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Social/Political Margaret Bourke-White. At the Time of the Louisville Flood. 1937.
  22. 32. The Nature of Art The Purpose & function of Art Visual delight Communication Utilitarian Purposes Express the Spiritual Personal Expression Social/Political Georgia O’Keeffe. Red Canna. 1923.
  23. 33. Henri Matisse. The Red Studio . 1911. Oil on Canvas
  24. 34. Jasper Johns. Three Flags . 1958. Encaustic on Canvas
  25. 35. Sandro Botticelli. The Birth of Venus . ca. 1485. Tempera on panel.
  26. 36. Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel . 1913. Assemblage
  27. 37. J.M.W. Turner. Slave Ship or Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying -- Typhoon Coming On. 1840. Oil on canvas.
  28. 38. Pablo Picasso. Guernica . 1937. Oil on Canvas.
  29. 39. Female Figure. ca. 3500 BCE. Romania.
  30. 40. Michelangelo Buonarroti. Pieta . 1498. Marble.
  31. 41. Meret Oppenheim. Object . 1936. Fur-covered teacup, saucer, and spoon.
  32. 42. Jeff Koons. Michael Jackson and Bubbles. 1988. Porcelain.

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