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The Four levels of vision
Practical
Curious
Imaginative
Aesthetic
*Derivation of the word STYLE
Stilus: an instrument used by the ancients in writing on waxed tablets, thus, a distinctive manner or characteristic.
The Aesthetic Process
Observation
Selection
Perception
Interpretation
Expression
The two statements that are the most important in understanding the concept of ABSTRACTION in art.
1. All art is abstract. (it all represents something)

2. Some artists abstract more than others.
Abstraction degree #1
Portrays nature
Realism

-Rockwell
-Wayatt
Abstraction degree #2
Changes/distorts nature
Abstraction degree #3
Abandons nature
Non-objective

-DeJong
Types of subjects in every work of art
1. Obvious/Outer - what we all see

2. Inner - what the artist tries to say about the obvious; message or interpretation
Subject category: Narrative
telling a story
Subject category: Literary
uses sources from books, poems, plays, etc. for ideas
Subject category: Religious
depicting the spiritual world
Subject category: Landscapes
nature as the dominant theme
Subject category: Cityscapes
streets, building, urban life
Subject category: Historical
memorializing an important event from the past
Subject category: Figurative
visualizing the human body (the nude)
Subject category: Portrait
a visual biography
Subject category: Self-portrait
a visual auto-biography
Subject category: Genre
everyday life situations
Subject category: Social Commentary
a visual statement about the society or world; usually negative in nature
Subject category: Still Life
an arrangement of objects
Subject category: Animals
domestic or wild
Subject category: Expressionistic
when the personal and emotional feelings are strongly added into the work of art
Subject category: Abstract
when the artist simplifies the reality depicted... for example, leaving out all details of an object... making the object look "less real"
Subject category: Non-objective Art
No recognizable objects
Iconographical Approach
Looking at the subject and meaning of art
Morphology Approach
Composition design, color
Media: Ground
surface upon which the medium is placed
Media: Wash
the term used to describe the dilution of ink with water
Media category: Drawing
-Pencil
-Charcoal
-Pen & Wash
-Pastel - colored chalk
Media category: Painting
-Fresco - painting with plaster
-Tempra - mix egg in water
-Oil
-Watercolor
-Acrylic
Media category: Printmaking
-Woodcut
-Intaglio
-Lithograph
-Serigraph (slik screen) - setncil, ink, screen
Media category: Sculpture
-Marble
-Bronze
-Wood
-Steel
Tempra
Egg
Water
Fresco
1. True/Buon Fresco WET method
2. Dry/Fresco Seco
Oil
Van Eyck
Intaglio
BELOW THE SURFACE
1. etching
2. drypoint
3. engraving
Etching
ACID on a metal plate so it EATS AWAY at the surface
Drypoint
Sharp pick-like tool to SCRATCH the metal surface
Engraving
BURIN is used to carve into the metal plate
Lithography
Flat surface - uses the principle of "ink and grease crayon don't mix"
Serigraph
Silk screen- stencil, screen, and ink

-Andy Warhol
The Practical Level
Everyone sees the same thing
The Curious Level
Concentrates on an object, yet free to look around (children see at this level)
The Imaginative Level
Seeing through the mind's eye (day dreaming/visualizing in your mind)
The Aesthetic Level
Highest level of vision (seeing and object artistically... for its beauty sake)