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asthetic
something that affects your senses, usually for good
humanities
the human experience, what people think and how they express themselves
4 ways to judge art:
1. artist's intent
2. will it stand the test of time?
3. elements/medium
4. sincerity vs. sentimentality
formalism
it doesn't matter what the artist's intent was - I can decide if I like it for myself
historisism
in what context was it done in? what was the artist's intent?
abstract
recognizable subject matter deliberately simplified
nonsubjective
no recognizable subject matter
balance
the sense that there's the same sort of weight on each side
sentimentality
based on something sincere but exaggerated deliberately with the purpose of manipulating your emotions (cheap shot)
sophic (in general)
left brain
language, logic, science, analysis, math
mantic (in general)
right brain
spacial relationships, creativity, emotion, color, faith, intuition
sophic (in art)
restrained, static, still, purpose not to "wow", peaceful
mantic (in art)
isn't restrained, movement, see brush strokes, arbitrary color, play with emotions
painterly
can see brush strokes deliberately
linear
can't see brush strokes, deliberately hidden
Mosaic
uses tiny pieces of color to create a scene, pieces called tesserae