Art 1001lecture 2

why is finishing wood important? – Helps protect the wood from discoloration and fingerprinting. It can also be useful in minimizing the effects of a dry or damp atmosphere. Outdoor sculptures demand proper sealing against heat and rain.
Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Germany, 1082-1106 –
madonna della scala –
emphasis – use of opposing sizes/shapes contrasting coors or other to draw attention to certain areas or objects in a work of art. this establishes a focal point
simulated texture – suggested by the way the artist has done certaion areas
Marshall Field Wholesale Store, Chicago, Henry Hobson Richardson, 1885-87 – …
List various types of pens available for pen & ink. – Dip pens, Fountain pens, Reservoir pens, Stylo tip reservoir pens, brushes.
implied line – a line not actually drawn but suggested by elements in the work
contemporary – Avatar, Fernando Botero
costume traces – Ĺ›lady strojów
Drawing Inks – waterproof, including India ink. Dry to a gloss finish.
Media of Art: Painting, Oil
Elements of Art:
1.Line- The lines are detailed and precise. There are many diagonal and curved lines.
2.Shape-The shapes are organic and natural.
3.Mass/Volume-The figures are not flat but look three-dimensional.
4.Space-Space is created with overlap, vertical placement, and the black background space. Paul's left leg and arms overlap the horse and the background showing that they are further away from him.
5.Time/Motion-Paul's arms in the air and the position of his legs give the idea that he has fallen. Additionally, the horse's hoof lifted up gives motion to the horse.
6.Color-There are many warm colors, brown and red, with dark values and some bright whites. The background is mostly black.
Principles of Design:
1.Unity/Variety-The brown hues, the black background, the dark red, and the color white on give the painting variety, but it is unified with the repetition of the dark colors.
2.Contrast-The dark darks and the light lights give a high contrast of chiaroscuro. Also, the differences in movement between Paul and the other man contrast each other.
3.Repetition/Movement-Diagonal lines, motion, and color are repeated throughout the painting.
4.Balance-The lack of motion in the man in the back gives balance so does the bright white colors.
4.Scale&Proportion-Paul's head and hands are proportional to his body. The horse looks like it is at the appropriate size compared to the men.
5.Directional Forces-The man looking at Paul, Paul's diagonal position in the scene, and the position of his arms diagonal from body all are directional forces to Paul.
6.Emphasis&Subordination-The dark background and the directional forces give emphasis to Paul in the foreground. – Describe what "The Conversion of St. Paul" (by Carravagio) looks like by using the Media of Art, Principles of Design, and Elements of Art.
Elements of Art: Principles of Design:
1.Line- 1.Unity/Variety
2.Shape- 2.Contrast
3.Mass/Volume- 3.Repetition&Rhythm
4.Space- 4.Balance
5.Time/Motion 5.Scale&Proportion
6.Color 6.Directional Forces
Media: ex. Sculpture, Marble
Gustave Courbet, The stonebreakers – 1849
beguile – to deceive; to charm; to enchant
Old St. peter's, Rome ca. 333 –
Pont-du-Gard – Date: ca. 16 B.C.E
Destination: Nimes, France
Artist: Unknown
Culture: Roman art
Material: Stone
beguile – to deceive; to charm; to enchant
Stolen art loses much of its value because – the lack of good title, improper provenance, and inability of a buyer to resell the piece at all.
pointillism – creating an image completely out of dots

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