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ART 101 Art Appreciation
Mid-term study cards
20
Fine Art
08/28/2008

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Term

 

Aesthetics

Definition

 

branch of philosophy concerned with the feelings aroused in us by sensory experiences

Term
Paleolithic
Definition

 

Old Stone Age

Term

 

megaliths

Definition

 

very large stones

Term

 

What do artists do?

Definition
  •  create places for some human purpose
  •  create extraordinary versions of everyday   things
  • record & commemorate
  • give tangible form to the unknown
  • give tangible form to feelings & ideas
  • help us see the world in new ways
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vanitas

Definition
  • Latin for "vanity"
  • message in art: life is fleeting & the things we seek on earth are ultimately meaningless
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Outsider Art

Definition

 

art created by someone with no formal training

Term

 

representational art

Definition

 

refers to the visible world

Term

 

naturalistic

Definition

 

 

art that is faithful to visual experience

(somewhat realistic)

Term

 

abstract

Definition

 

forms from the visual world are simplified, fragmented, or distorted

Term

 

 

trompe l'oeil

Definition

 

"fool the eye"

Term

 

 

stylized

Definition

 

 

representational art that conforms to a preset style or set of conventions for depicting the natural world

Term

 

 

nonrepresentational

Definition

 

 

nonobjective

 

art that does not represent the visible world outside itself

Term

 

 

Style

Definition

 

 

refers to a characteristic/group of characteristics that are:

constant, recurring, or coherent

Term

 

 

form

Definition

 

 

the way a work of art looks

Term

 

 

content

Definition

 

 

what a work of art is about

 

(subject matter)

Term

 

 

iconography

Definition

 

involves identifying, describing, & interpreting images

Term

 

 

context

Definition

 

 

the personal & social circumstances that surround the making, viewing and interpreting of a work of art

Term

 

 

shaman

Definition

 

 

a person who acts as a medium between the human & spirit worlds

Term

 

 

installation

Definition

 

 

a space presented as a work of art that can be entered, explored, and experienced

Term

 

 

Theo van Gogh

Definition

 

Vincent's brother

 

an art dealer