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  • Oxen painted – deer eaten
  • Bisen revered
  • Shaman
  • The Laughing Buddha's image graces many temples, restaurants, and amulets, as he has become a deity of contentment and abundance. The image of Hotei is almost always seen carrying a cloth or linen sack (that which never empties) which is filled with many precious items, including rice plants (indicating wealth), candy for children, food, or the woes of the world. He is patron of the weak, poor and children.
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  • Reason – it makes sense of the worldBelief – it translates beliefs into shared experiencesEmotion – it evokes and expandsLanguage – its is open to those who share the experience
  • What is art

    1. 1. WHAT IS ART?<br />A conversation about:<br /> The Visual Arts<br />
    2. 2. Dictionary definition<br />The disposition or modification of things by human skill, to answer the purpose intended. In this sense art stands against nature. <br />Creative work generally, or its principles; the making and doing of things that have beauty<br />(Websters)<br />
    3. 3. TOK definition<br />What is the origin and nature of a sense of beauty? Is this specific to the individual or to the culture, or is it universal?<br />To what extent is ‘art’ a culturally relevant term?<br />Do all the arts have features in common?<br />What roles do the arts play in people’s lives?<br />Are the arts a kind of knowledge, or are they a means of expressing knowledge?<br />What are the implications of the following claim? ‘Life is very nice but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some” Anouilh<br />
    4. 4. A Visual language<br />Beginnings<br />
    5. 5. Cave Painting<br />
    6. 6. States of consciousness<br />Waking consciousness<br /> Realistic fantasy - reverie<br />Hypnagogic states<br />Dreaming<br />
    7. 7. rational states<br />altered states of consciousness <br />the 'irrational‘ thought of the poet <br />the rational thought of the [laboratory] <br />historical evolution of ideas in the real world <br />Finally, since people are not computers, we must ask how emotional and motivational factors affect cognition.<br />
    8. 8. Altamira<br />
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    12. 12. Art and universality<br />Are there connections?<br />
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    16. 16. Bush Meeting Tanya Price<br />
    17. 17. Corroboree<br />
    18. 18. Women’s ceremony Tanya Price<br />
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    22. 22. Japanese buddha<br />
    23. 23. Japanese painting<br />
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    26. 26. Thai Buddha<br />
    27. 27. Islam<br />
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    29. 29. Vatican<br />
    30. 30. Christian Icon<br />
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    32. 32. Creation of Adam<br />
    33. 33. Balinese<br />
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    35. 35. Hindu<br />
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    37. 37. Western <br />
    38. 38. Cezanne<br />
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    40. 40. Media and art<br />
    41. 41. Real V Emotional<br />
    42. 42. Goya<br />
    43. 43. Yue Minjun<br />
    44. 44. Tracey Emin – My Bed 1998<br />
    45. 45. What is Art?<br />A transcendental experience<br />Man’s desire to make sense of his world<br />The abstract made visual<br />Order in chaos<br />A desire to translate belief <br />A means of knowing<br />
    46. 46. Who are artists?<br />Visionaries<br />Seers<br />Monastic beings<br />Allies<br />Protagonists<br />Shaman<br />
    47. 47. TOK definition<br /><ul><li>What is the origin and nature of a sense of beauty? Is this specific to the individual or to the culture, or is it universal?
    48. 48. To what extent is ‘art’ a culturally relevant term?
    49. 49. Do all the arts have features in common?
    50. 50. What roles do the arts play in people’s lives?
    51. 51. Are the arts a kind of knowledge, or are they a means of expressing knowledge?
    52. 52. What are the implications of the following claim? ‘Life is very nice but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some” Anouilh</li></li></ul><li>Can/does art have ?<br />Reason<br />Belief<br />Emotion<br />Language<br />

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