So, Why Is This Art? 1.
What is art? When someone asks “Why is this art? ,” they are asking a very complicated, but important question. They may be wondering about the value of an artwork or they might be responding to qualities in an artwork that they don’t like or understand. The real question they may be asking is “What is art?” The two activities in this section can be used to launch a discussion about the range of possible answers to this question. The first activity is recommended for students in grades 6–8; the second for grades 9–12. Activity for grade 6–8: Art circle In this activity, students categorize objects as a way to explore their own ideas about what makes something a work of art. Materials needed: A Hula Hoop or string to make a large, open circle on the floor. Marina Abramovic: 'The planet is dying. We have to be warriors'
Let’s start with a quick quiz: what do Marina Abramović (Serbian performance artist) and Tony Abbott (Australian prime minister) have in common?
Answer: they’ve both been filmed eating a raw onion. A whole one. In fact, Abramović ate three. “The first time, the light on video wasn’t so good. The second, sound was lousy. Have you got what it takes to follow the Abramović method? – video. Alain de Botton guides you round his Art is Therapy show - video. Peter Duggan's artoon: Alain gets to De Botton of Roy Lichtenstein. What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video. A HISTORY OF IMPRESSIONISM - Art/Artist/Discovery (documentary) The Secret of Plein Air Painting-What is Art?
Why We Make Art. Why do you make art?
That’s the simple question Greater Good posed to seven artists. Their answers are surprising, and very diverse. They mention making art for fun and adventure; building bridges between themselves and the rest of humanity; reuniting and recording fragments of thought, feeling, and memory; and saying things that they can’t express in any other way. All their answers are deeply personal. In this issue of Greater Good, we explore the possible cognitive and emotional benefits of the arts, and yet these artists evoke a more fundamental benefit: They are just doing what they feel they’re born to do. Gina Gibney's choreography has been widely presented in the United States and Abroad.
Gina Gibney: Giving power to others I make art for a few reasons. In my own work, that is true throughout the process. Interestingly, the body of my work is like a catalog of the events and thoughts of my life. That’s the power of dance. MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Over the centuries, artists have used art to decorate churches and palaces, honor deities, commemorate events, or simply create beauty.
In the 20th century, artists increasingly used art to explore emotions—either to express their feelings or to evoke emotions in the viewer. Expressionism is a style of painting in which artists begin with a recognizable image that becomes abstract through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of line and color. In the 1950s, a cluster of American artists believed the best way to express mood and feeling was to create wholly abstract artworks in which colors, lines, shapes, and textures were the direct equivalents of emotion.
They were called “abstract expressionists.” A common misconception about expressionism is that the emotional quality of the art is a mirror image of the artist’s emotional state at the time the work was created. Painters on Paintings: Matisse: What is art? Matisse - Vase of Sunflowers - The Hermitage Museum What is art?
Now there’s a question worth chewing on! Personally, I think that art is what happens when a painting etc reaches beyond its frame to live in your memory. What Do We Really Mean By Art? Advertisement Mark Rothko, an American artist who described himself as an “abstract painter”, once said that he was not the kind of person interested in the relationship of form, color or similars.
He didn’t define himself as an abstractionist, but rather as a person interested only in expressing basic human emotions such as doom, tragedy, ecstasy and so on. This was one person’s vision of art, but what do we mean by art today? Why is defining the concept so difficult? This article is an exploration of the meaning of art and an attempt to understand the relationship between art and artists, with some useful insights via interviews with both traditional and digital artists. 1.
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