Art in Focus, Student Edition (5th Edition) by Gene Mittler

By Gene Mittler

Paintings in concentration - the premiere highschool artwork heritage textual content! This built-in, chronological method of the research of artwork demonstrates the interrelationships of aesthetics, artwork feedback, paintings heritage, and studio artwork.

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These are some of the decisions you face: • What subject should I paint or sculpt? • Which medium and technique should I use? • What colors, shapes, lines, and textures should I emphasize? • How can I arrange those colors, shapes, lines, and textures most effectively? • How will I recognize that the work is finished and the creative process has ended? You have already seen how two artists painting the same subject—the night sky— arrived at two different solutions after making these kinds of decisions.

What are some of the types of artforms you have seen? Why do you think artists create art? The visual arts are a universal language. Through the arts, people have portrayed their world and expressed their dreams, ideas, and feelings. Every work of art reflects the time and place in which it was created. For this reason, art offers us a unique opportunity to journey into the past. 1), and imagine what her life might have been like. What meaning might the painting have held for the artist, Jan Vermeer?

Courtesy of the Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico. School of American Research Collection. Chapter 1 Art and You 9 Why Art Is Created Art of some kind has been created by cultures throughout the course of history. This prompts the question: Why do cultures create art? Although it would be impossible to list all the reasons, the following warrant consideration: • Aesthetics. Some cultures create art sim- • • • • 10 ply for its visual appeal and for the pleasure it brings to those who understand and appreciate the creative efforts of artists.

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