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Intro to Design Ch 2

Intro to Design Chapter 2 New Ulm

Criteria Personal standards of judgment.
Art criticism An organized system of studying a work of art.
Aesthetic experience Personal interaction with the artwork, how you interpret the work based on your own experiences.
What are the steps of art criticism? Description Analysis Interpretation Judgement
Description A mental or written list of what you see. Only facts, no guesses.
Analysis Examine the work and discover how the artist has organized it using the elements of design.
Interpretation Explain or tell the meaning of the piece as you see it.
Judgement Determine that artistic merit of the piece, give your opinion, tell what you like or dislike.
Aesthetic theories literal, design, and expressive qualities
Literal qualities The realistic qualities that appear in the subject of the work.
Design qualities How well the work is organized.
Expressive qualities Communicate ideas or moods
Imitationalism The aesthetic theory that focuses on realistic presentation
Formalism The aesthetic theory that places emphasis on the design and the arrangement of the elements of art.
Emotionalism The aesthetic theory that uses a strong communication of feelings, moods, or ideas from the work to the viewer
Created by: gcowing