Arts, Man and Society Notes

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What is ART - skill acquired by experience
the conscious use of skill & creative imagination especially in the
production of aesthetic objects

LASCAUX PALEOLITHIC cave painting (c15,000 BC)
MANUNGGUL JAR (c710-890)
2nd LGBT Flores de Mayo Q.C.
CCP by leandro locsin (1969)
DL UMALI HALL by Leandro Locsin (1965)
Pahiyas Festival , Lucban Quezon

What counts as Art?

* ART as an EXPERIENCE OF PLEASURE

David Hume (1711-1776)
Scottish philosopher - all should agree that it is pleasurable but there is still a standard of _______..

The creation of Adam by Michael Angelo (c1511)
Spoliarium by Juan Luna (c1884)
Maskara Festival, Bacolod Negros Occ.

Does common taste valdate the standard of taste?

Why do people willingly view horror movies?

GOOD ?= PLEASURE (X)

*ART as an ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCE

(entertaining = engaging)

Robin George Collingwood - art is not just entertainment John Stuart Mill - greater Quantity of pleasure vs greater Quality ARISTOTLE - pleasure is X exp. but the exp. is the manner on how

we engage

* ART and the EXPERIENCE OF BEAUTY

Aesthetic pleasure

Balloon dogs by Jeff Koons

* ART as EXPRESSION

Leo Tolstoy - art is human activity
artists are people inspired

How to identify the expressed emotion???

The Scream by Eduard Munch (1893) - distorted image for emotional effect
Composition II in red,blue,and yellow by Piet Mondrian (1930)

FASHION as a form of Expression

How emotions are embodied in work of art....

artist audience

emotional ARTemotional
experienceresponse Are these =? NOT ALL

Outpouring of emotions

ARISTOTLE Katharsis/Purging
Robin George Collingwood Art is not just arousal of emotions but find the
unique value of art - to discover self

*ART as UNDERSTANDING HUMAN EXP.

What do we learn from art? ----- ART - valuable source of knowledge - easily get info

Nelson Goodman - art must be taken no less seriously than science

Art - irreplaceable
- enhance our understanding
- present diff. perspective

ART THEORIES IN THE WEST

1. Instrumental Theories
- as manufacture - functional na bagay
- as instrument for religion and moral ......
- “ “ for education & improvement - for expression & communication of emotions - for the vicarious expansion of exp .

.

2. Interest in Art as relfection / copy

-realism - idealism - fiction

3. Formalism / Formalist Theory of Art

Formalism vs Semiotics
- science of sign giving aspects : SIGNIFIER : MATERIAL ASPECT
SIGNIFIED : IDEA
.
Art - concept
- human construct

Artworks/ Works of Art -products/ tangible objects

INSTITUTIONS in the ART WORLD

* Artists -Marce Duchamp’s Urinals & “Defamiliarization” by Victor Schlovsky * Academe
* Art Critics
* Curators
* Church
* Gov’t
* Media

PERFORMANCE ART -live
-no rule/guidelines, it’s art bec. the artist said so
-not for sale, experimentation
- may be entertaining, amusing, shocking, or horrifying

Inspired performance art
Dada, Futurism, The Bauhaus & the Black mountain College

THE ELEMENTS, PRINCIPLES OF VISUAL ARTS

*Victorio Edades - head of modernist - the terrible side of life(darker colors)

COLORS AND VALUE

Sun God Vase ----------------------------------by Niki De Saint Phalle (New Realism) ---------------------------------- by Anita Magsaysay - Ho (Modernism) Brown Madonna -------------------------------by Galo...
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