FORMS OF ART means the type of artwork such as drawing, painting, sculpture (carving, modelling, assemblage and construction) architecture, printmaking, electronic media such as computer and digital graphics, ceramics, Visual Design, Graphic Design, collage, photography and Post Modern appropriation and recontextualisation.There is a LANGUAGE which is used to describe the Arts. This language is explained by using examples of student work and brief summaries. Extra information is available in the many texts and reference books available. This in not comprehensive but a student research tool for beginners in Art. | | VISUAL ARTS is where an artist uses MEDIA (materials, images, signs and symbols) and the available TECHNOLOGY to communicate about the self as expression, or the world as narrative or propaganda, promotion, illusion, imagination, teaching or prediction.The Visual Arts are about art for society, art for the self, art for religion, art for profit and art for art’s sake.Types of art are as varied as media, subject matter and technology allow.Art can be painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, computer and digital graphics, architecture, ceramics and Visual Design which covers the more functional works of art. |
Subject Matter What the art work is about. The title usually gives a clue. Subject Matter is divided into ....
OBJECTS – Functional or useful objects, Still life, found objects and objects used as symbols of ownership, culture or value. Objects…
In this week’s class, we all made a visit to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Actually, this was my first time to take a tour to a museum in U.S. Museum is a place worth visiting, and it really was a better experience for me. I saw so many artworks in this big museum. Now, I select three of these artworks to share with you. They completely shocked me and gave a deep expression at first sight.
First of all, I want to show my favorite one to you. It is called “bridge”, and it was…
3,4. The urban explosion is the accelerated urban growth in western nations during the 19th and 20th centuries. Currently there is a tremendous urbanization occurring in developing countries. This has happened mainly post World War II. This urbanization has been even more rapid than that of the western nations. The developing worlds urbanization involves a spread of slums around cities; about half the urban residents live in slums. Western cities have few areas that would be classified as slums…
What is Modern Art?
The English language pretty much allows for "modern" and "contemporary" to be swapped at will. Modern Art: Art from the Impressionists (say, around 1880) up until the 1960's or 70's. Contemporary Art: Art from the 1960's or 70's up until this very minute.
Modern art includes artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era. The term is usually…
Modern day art versus art from history, the artist have changed, but have the meanings really changed all that much? My goal is to offer an example of two works of art in two different points in time with uncanny similarities. To view the first modern day work of art titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” by Chuck Forsman, I traveled to a gallery named Robischon Gallery. The gallery consisted of mostly wall art, but this one just stood out to me because of the vibrant colors of the oil.
“Smoke and Mirrors”…
The writing style used in these books basically modern and postmodern. Usually in modern and postmodern written works the authors use short sentences and paragraphs. The shorter the sentences and paragraph, the quicker it is read. The downside is that because it read so quickly, nothing stays in the mind of the reader. Its bad if you’re trying to create a character. Characters are usually given no physical description, and one or more characters is usually an outcast, in this story its one of his…
Modern Chinese Architecture
Ancient Chinese architecture was built because the emperors had strict rules for design because of the religious beliefs. At first buildings were made low to the ground and held up by columns rather than walls. The designs were very symmetrical and straight. It seems like there was the religious ideas from Buddha that says balance is important.
Today old and new Chinese architecture is blending its design seen in this link http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2012/11/chinese-architecture-old-and-new/100409/#img0…
In visual arts we use three main content areas. We use these areas in both practical studies and the critical and historical studies it is very important to become familiar with the language used in visual arts.
The language can be broken down into three main areas:
Art working/ practice
The frames are like the lenses in glasses. We use them to give different interpretive understandings to our investigations in visual arts, and both critical…
Seeking for Ariadne in the post-modern labyrinth
Nowadays there are numerous different attempts to play with the roles of photography. In the early years seen as a reliable tool to document the surrounding world, the relationship between reality and photography has been questioned. Artists like Jeff Wall, Tom Hunter, Hannah Starkey and many others make falsified photography documents when exploring broader themes of perception, authenticity, notion of every day or other cultural issues. This essay…
Modern Art in New York- 1930’s-1960’s:
Learning Art for the First Time
The day is cold, the air crisp and clean and the sun is bright. It is a chilly Friday morning in the fall, where the ground is covered with leaves, an assortment of oranges, browns, and reds, the leaves warm the ground and the sun warms the leaves. The colors signify the end of summer and the beginning of winter, likewise the various pictures that hang on the wall…
Post - Modernism and Mass Culture
P M rnism and M C
Post Modernism/20/1/98/P.Covington/Media Disc
This is a relatively new development and there are few sources that present clear and
readable accounts of it. It is a reaction to the belief of postmodernists that Marx concentrated
excessively on production, at the cost of consumption.
This concept, despite its variety of meanings and definitions, is used to refer to many
aspects of social life from…