What makes up a work of art? Components to describe and analyze art Professor Rebekah Scoggins January 15, 2013 Art Appreciation Section F Looking and Seeing “To see is itself a creative operation, requiring an effort. Everything that we see in our daily life is more or less distorted by acquired habits, and this is perhaps more evident in an age like ours when cinema, posters, and magazines present us every day with a flood of ready-made images which are to the eye what prejudices are to the mind. The effort needed to see things without distortion takes something very like courage.” - Henri Matisse, 1953, aged 84 René Magritte, The Blank Signature, 1965. Oil on Canvas, Painting. René Magritte, The Human Condition, 1933. Oil on Canvas, Painting. Vertical line / Horizontal line Hard line / Soft line Diagonal line Line Lee Friedlander. Bismarck, North Dakota. 2002. Photograph. Line, Rhythm, & Pattern Pieter de Hooch. Interior of a Dutch House. 1658. Oil on canvas. Painting Line Study Mass vs Shape; Space; Representational vs Abstract Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, The Turkish Bath, 1862. Oil on wood. Painting. Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, July 1907. Oil on canvas. Painting. Time & Motion Sassetta & Workshop. The Meeting of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul. c. 1440. Light & Color Francisco Goya. The Third of May, 1808. 1814. Oil on Canvas. Painting. Perspective Linear vs Atmospheric a. One-point linear perspective b. One-point linear perspective. Cubes above eye level, at eye level, and below eye level c. Two-point linear perspective Raphael. The School of Athens. 1508. Stanza della segnatura (Room of the Signatura). Vatican Palace. Vatican City, Italy. Raphael. The School of Athens. Layout of Linear Perspective Raphael. Study for The School of Athens Michelangelo, David, 1501-1504, Marble, Sculpture. Asher Brown Durand. Kindred Spirits. 1849. Oil on canvas. Painting Shen Zhou. Poet on a Mountain Top. From series: Landscape Album: Five Leaves. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ink and Watercolor on Paper. Painting William Harnett. A Smoke Backstage. 1877. Oil on canvas, Painting. René Magritte, The Treachery of Images, 1928-29, Oil on Canvas. Painting Abstraction Pencil on paper Tempura, oil, and charcoal on paper Pencil on paper Oil on Canvas Theo van Doesburg, Composition (The Cow), c. 1917 Iconography Workshop of Diego Quispe Tito. The Virgin of Carmel Saving Souls in Purgatory. Late 17th Century. Oil on canvas, Painting. Scale Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Shuttlecocks. One of four. 1994. Aluminum, Sculpture. Copyright ©2011, ©2009 Pearson Prentice Hall Inc. Proportion Michelangelo Buonarroti. Pietà. 1501. Marble, Sculpture. Roettgen Pietà. 1300–1325. Painted Wood, Sculpture.