Essay on Art Appreciation - 3

980 Words Dec 1st, 2009 4 Pages
Unit 1 Individual Project
Art Appreciation
By: Tarsha

Art can be defined as, human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. It’s also the conscious or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium (freedictionary.com). It is the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of arts collectively as paintings, sculpture, or drawings: (ex. museum of art; an art collection). Art can also be the principles of methods governing any craft of learning; (ex. the art of baking; the art of selling). There are eight examples of the word Art that I will discuss and
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The architect design I chose was The Rotating Towers of Dynamic Architecture, http://best-housedesign.blogspot.com/2008/01/modern-architecture-design-dynamic.html . This design exemplifies art to me because the color scheme, lighting, and structure of the towers show that the designer has a great imagination of nature. These towers were designed to produce energy on its own and to follow the sun and move with the wind. I feel this is a marvelous piece of art because of its movement and beauty.
Photography is a form of art that is the practice or process of producing images on photosensitive surfaces. In this photo I chose it looks as though it’s something drawn or painted but is a very beautiful shot of Central Park South Sunset, http://photobucket.com/images/johnbrody.com . It connects to art because it shows color, nature, and lighting and shows this city in a view that is unimaginable. The next type of art is Printmaking, which is an art form consisting of the production of images usually on paper but occasionally on fabric, parchment, plastic, or other support, by various techniques of multiplication. The image I chose for printmaking comes from the site http://web.ohlsd.net/musgrove_n/musgrovestuff.htm . It’s a print done in black and white of a man wrap in a something that looks like a drape with glasses. It’s

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