Art as unity With no boundaries or guidelines to be followed, art can be whatever one would want it to be. The lack of principals opens the door for all variations of people to place their opinion on each piece, the piece being the one thing that brings them together. Although one view may be different than the next, the single piece of art could be considered the constant in the relationship. I have found this to be true in my own life and also in the story of Rothko Eggs. Different styles of art attract different personalities and opinions; this is shown exceptionally in the story of Rothko eggs. The main character in the story prefers abstract art to realism, Realism being a style of art that is considered to be realistic. She expresses her disapproval for realism by explaining to us how everything is already “there”. From her explanation for this I can understand. In my experience at the art museum I also found my self with a negative attitude towards realism. This realistic style of art left me with little to think about. I believe this is what she referred to in the text when she explains how every thing is already there. The Ideas were already laid out on the canvas and gave my imagination no room to grow. Although I believe this style of art may take a higher level of skill, I found I had less appreciation for it in comparison to abstract art. In the book it describes her appreciation for the “room” found in abstract art. In my experience I also feel this way. Her meaning of the room found is that the art piece is open to your interpretations. This aspect of abstract art was very enjoyable to me. The emotions for the painting may be universal in its color or rhythm but each person paints their own attributes and feelings on to the piece at hand. I found myself connecting my emotion to the guided feel of the artists work. Most often abstract art comes with some small guidelines other than color, to guide you toward the general idea of the artist, however some artist do not. Rothko is an example of an artist with minimal guidelines. The large powdery squares of shaded blues I viewed from Rothko moved me. The simplistic shades brought me wistful and hopeful feelings. The way in witch the squares were shaded from a deep blue to a soft powder blue around the edge, reminded me of the ocean and home. The deep large color brought my mind to focus on how much I miss the ocean. As the painting softens up around the edge it stirred up the reassurance that I will be back home and back to the ocean. The girl in the story however was not moved by these paintings. She felt as if she should like Rothko but could not make a connection. I believe this shows a lack of confidence in her own life. When less is shown in a painting I feel it takes a self assure person to be able to relate their life to the painting. In the story of Rothko
Characteristics Present in All Visual Art
All art has an aesthetic function. The main function of fine arts is aesthetic appreciation. Painting, drawing, and sculpture generally fall into this category. The applied arts function in both an aesthetic and utilitarian way. Forms such as a hand woven Navajo rug, a book illustration, and interior design fall into this category. Art critic Roy Fry has a good definition of aesthetic viewing in his book Vision and Design (London, 1920):…
applied wax to the parts to be left undyed.
Calligraphy: Calligraphy is the art of fine handwriting.
It is also the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a
pen or brush.
Gouache: Gouache is a technique of painting with opaque watercolors. I
t also uses a opaque pigments ground in water and thickened
with a glue-like substance.
Hatching: Hatching is the fine lines used in graphic arts to show shading.
It is also the process of decorating with elegant lines.
matter especially within the arts.
A. His push for cultural development allowed the School of Palace at Aachen to develop the monumental imperial style, which was known for creating a feeling of monumental dignity, and give human image a sense of realism by adding a feeling for weight and support.
1) Charlemagne’s “passionate determination to fuse his far-flung possessions into a durable political entity” led him to inspire a strive toward stylistic unity (Berenson 161).
Art 124A/B – Petrosky Vocabulary List
Line – The pathway of a moving point usually made by depositing material on a contrasting surface.
Gesture – the essence of a subject captured in the quickest and most economical way. Usually consists of quick and extended gesture.
Axis – The imaginary centerline of a volume; the centerline is assumed to run in a volume’s longest dimension is called the long axis, the centerline running at a right angle to the long axis is called the short axis…
What is art? A better question would be what isn’t art? Art is a way for us to express our selves. In my opinion everything is art. When you look around at your surroundings, everything was created, designed, or built by someone in a creative way. Your computer, a book, your shoes, the clothes on your back, and even the building you’re in is art. Over time visual art has been classified in diverse ways, from the medieval distinction between liberal arts and mechanical arts, to…
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai is a famous woodcut print that is commonly referred to as The Great Wave. Hokusai Katsushika was one of the greatest Japanese printmakers of the 19th century. The print, The Great Wave, is a part of a 36-piece series of the views of Japan’s most famous mountain; Mount Fuji. Hokusai’s series was very popular and sold rather quickly. Due to its popularity, Hokusai decided to extend the series to 46 pieces. The original piece was created around 1830 and was published…
their lives. This is due to the fact that organized religion provides other positive effects on a participant’s life. Religion would still be important to individuals, as it provides a moral code, allows for a sense of cohesion, and influences the fine arts.
Many religions provide a moral foundation through their writings and teachings. These documents contain rules that followers are required to obey. They provide guidelines for living a moral and ethical life for every believer of that specific religion…
Jessica Butner. October 2014. Art Critique.
Death of Marat truly captures so many visual elements within each stroke of oil on canvas, I’d
like to begin with the texture. A gritty texture appears in the cloth on his head and in the tub.
There is even contrast within the textures, as the green table cloth would seem to feel soft and the
side table would seem to be rough and even give you splinters. The coloring creates variety and
unity as the colors are mostly darker tints, yet his skin is pale…
History of Art Survey II
27 April 2014
Wӧlfflin’s Principles of Art History Paper
[The baroque,] in place of the perfect, the completed, gives the restless, the becoming, in
place of the
limited, the conceivable, gives the limitless, the colossal. The ideal of beautiful proportion vanishes,
interest concentrates not on being, but on happening. The masses, heavy and thickset, come into
movement” (Wölfflin 10).
In the reading, Principles of Art History, Heinrich…
Chuck Close was born on July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington. Close took his place on top of the American art world by crafting large-scale, photo-realist portraits. His large-scale, black-and-white heads, paintings based on photographs are created through a process called daguerreotype. This technique of printmaking can create a realistic photographic looking piece. The popularity of the daguerreotype declined in the late 1850s when the ambrotype, a quicker and less expensive photographic process…