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January 19, 2012




January 19, 2012


  1. What  is  Crea+vity?  What  is  Art?   Reading   Ar+orms,

     1-­‐18     Terms/Concepts   crea+vity,  le6/right  brain,   lateral  thinking,    form,   func+on,  art  for  art’s  sake,   mural,       Key  Goals    Be  able  to  form   defini+on  of  “art”    Become  familiar  with   the  problems  of   forming  a  defini+on.    
  2. Why  this  Class?  

  3. What  is  your  rela+onship  to  art?  

  4. What  is  Crea+vity?  

  5. Crea+ve  AItudes   Curiosity   “What  if…”   Big  Picture

      Openness     New  Point  of  View   Find  Order  in  Disorder   Risk  Taking   Flexible  Iden+ty   Empathe+c   Spontaneity   Dynamic   Experien+al   Experimental   Mul+cultural   Unconven+onal   Divergent  Thinking    
  6. Crea+vity  Exercise   Bob  and  Carol  and  Ted  and  Alice

     all  live  in  the   same  house.  Bob  and  Carol  go  out  to  a   movie,  and  when  they  return,  Alice  is  lying   deadon  the  floor  in  a  puddle  of  water  and   glass.  It  is  obvious  that  Ted  killed  her  but  Ted   is  not  prosecuted  or  severely  punished.  
  7. Remote  Associates  Test   Law,  birthday,  swim   Twister,  lash,

     +ed   Super,  ship,  gazer   Bear,  comb,  moon   Trap,  market,  brown  
  8. Take  a  few  minutes…   Define  art.  

  9. What  is  Art?   Ar+orms:  “the  visual  expression  of  an

     idea  or  experience,  formed  with  skill,  through   the  use  of  medium…When  a  medium  is  used  in  such  a  way  that  the  object  or   performance  contributes  to  our  understanding  or  enjoyment  of  life.”   People  of  Bali:  “We  have  no   art.    We  just  do  the  best  we   can.”   Ancient  Greeks:      (Techne)   technical  know-­‐how.   Marquesans:  (a’  a’kakai)  An+quity  or  Curiosity     Concise  Oxford  English  DicFonary:  art,  n.  1  the  expression  or  applica+on  of   crea+ve  skill  and  imagina+on,  especially  through  a  visual  medium  such  as   pain+ng  or  sculpture.  
  10. What  is  Art?  

  11. Defining  Art.   1.  Form   2.  Func+on   3. 

    Form  and  Func+on  
  12. Form   What  should  art  look  like?   What  should

     art  be  made  from?   What  form  should  art  take?   Are  certain  forms  more  “arbul”?  
  13. What  is  Art?  

  14. High  vs.  Low  

  15. High  vs.  Low   Bill  Waterson   Roy  Lichtenstein  

  16. None
  17. Func+on   What  func+on(s)  does/should  art  serve  in  society?  

    Should  art  have  a  func+on?   Are  certain  func+ons  more  “arbul”?    
  18. What  is  Art?  

  19. James  McNeill  Whistler,  Peacock  Room,  1876      Visual  Delight

  20. Barneg  Newman,  Vir  Heroicus  Sublimus,   1950-­‐1951      

     Visual  Delight  
  21. Denver  Day  of  Rock  Poster,  2011      Communica+ng  Informa+on

  22. Last  Judgment  Tympanum,  Autun  Cathedral,   Romanesque,  1146    

     Communica+ng  Informa+on  
  23. Wasily  Kandinsky,  Improvisa+on  28,  1912   Personal  Expression  

  24. Frida  Kahlo,  The  Two  Fridas,  1939.   Personal  Expression  

  25. Art  as  Tool   Marcel  Breuer,  Wassily  Chair,  1925  

       Day  to  Day  Living  
  26. Michael  Graves,  Kegle  with  Bird,  1995.      Day  to

     Day  Living  
  27.    Social  Causes   J.  Howard  Miller,  War  Produc+on  Coordina+ng

      Commigee,  “We  Can  Do  It”  
  28. Diego  Rivera,  Man,  Controller  of  the   Universe,  1933.  

       Social  Causes  
  29.    Ritual  &  Worship   Nkisi  Nkonde  Power  Figure,  19th

  30. Art  as  Prac+ce   Karensanui,  Ryoan-­‐ji,  17th  century-­‐Present    

     Ritual  &  Worship  
  31. What  is  Art?  

  32. Take  a  second  look…   Define  art.