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  1. 1. Lecture 1 A Human Phenomenon
  2. 2. What is art? • Assists us in rituals • Reflects customs related to food, shelter, and human reproduction • Communicates thoughts, emotions, ideas • Visualizes deities • Educates us about the surrounding world
  3. 3. •Art glorifies the power of the state Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 175 CE
  4. 4. •Art commemorates the dead Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC, 1982
  5. 5. •Art celebrates war Trajan’s Arch, Rome, 114 CE
  6. 6. Art is also used to protest war Nina Berman, photograph from the series Purple Hearts
  7. 7. Art entertains Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, Central Park, 1979-2005
  8. 8. Can you think of any other functions of art? What function does art take in your life?
  9. 9. Olow of Ise, Veranda Post, pre-1938
  10. 10. Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 175 CE
  11. 11. Jeff Koons, Puppy, 2000, Rockefeller Center, NY
  12. 12. Art has content, which is the mass of ideas associated with the work. The content can be expressed through the: • Imagery • Location or surroundings where it is displayed • Symbols • Customs, beliefs or values in the culture in which it was made • Text associated with the work or writings about the work
  13. 13. Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
  14. 14. Ceremonial mask known as Mboom or Bwoom, 19th-20th c., Zaire
  15. 15. Left: Shaiping, Lotuses on a Summer Day, 1684 Right: Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Iris, 1926
  16. 16. Shahzia Sikander, Hood’s Red Riding, 1997
  17. 17. Categories of Visual Arts • Fine Art • Pop Culture • Kitsch
  18. 18. Fine Art Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 175 CE
  19. 19. Thomas Eakins, The Gross Clinic, 1875
  20. 20. Paul Cezanne, Mt. St. Victoire, 1885-1887
  21. 21. Pop Culture When you hear the words “pop culture,” what do you think of?
  22. 22. Pop Culture When you hear the words “pop culture,” what do you think of? • Television • Movies • Magazines • Comic books • Advertising • Tattoos • Websites
  23. 23. Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1968
  24. 24. Kitsch Art, writing, etc. of a pretentious but shallow kind calculated to have popular appeal. Thomas Kinkade, Nature’s Paradise
  25. 25. Jeff Koons, Michael Jackson with Bubbles, 1988
  26. 26. Fine art derived from craft Miriam Schapiro, Anatomy of a Kimono, 1976
  27. 27. Style Vocabulary Naturalistic Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child, 1899
  28. 28. Idealized Michelangelo Buonnaroti, David, 1501-1504
  29. 29. Expressive or Expressionistic Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
  30. 30. Expressive or Expressionistic Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889
  31. 31. Classical Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Rome, 175 CE
  32. 32. Non-objective or Non-representational Frank Stella, Empress of India, 1965
  33. 33. Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
  34. 34. Vincent van Gogh Impasto--a thick application of paint
  35. 35. Assignment 1 Questions • How do you encounter art on a daily basis? • When looking at art, are you drawn to it by its aesthetics or by its meaning? • Do you judge some art to be more valuable than other types of art? Explain your response.

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