Art Appreciation - 3

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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 ( 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 provide examples of in this assignment. The first type of art is Paintings. According to Novica, paintings are one of the oldest art forms. Throughout history artists have played an important role in documenting social movements, spiritual beliefs and general life and culture with paintings. An example of a painting I chose that really tells a real life story and hits home in the times we live in was the wounded child . It shows sadness and happiness in the same painting. It represents art because it imitates life in a child’s eye that has been abused and hurt. The next form of art is Sculpture. Sculpture is the act and art of making three-dimensional works of art such as statues. They may be carved, chiseled, modeled, cast or constructed and made with material such as wood, clay, stone, metal, ice, and even balloons. The sculpting I chose is from the Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven and it shows a half man half fly press on a wall like structure. I like this because it goes with the saying “if I could be a fly on the wall” in terms of trying to be nosey or eavesdrop on a conversation without being seen. This alters...
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