The Arts

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The Arts by Mind Map: The Arts

1. Scope and Applications (Celine)

1.1. Arts and knowledge

1.1.1. Mimetic theory Purpose of it to copy reality Artists wanted to mimic reality and showcase its beauty realistically Very old theory that was mainly applied before the 19th century. After 18th century perspectives changed - impressionism, expressionism.

1.1.2. Art as communication Horizontal dimension Vertical dimension

1.1.3. Art as education Moral and education Provoke emotion that can influence our behaviour and opinions Role models Questions our assumptions artists used as influences for our artistic process and adventure when creating art Ethics Broaden awareness, empathy Sharpen intuition Explore other perspectives Reflect our values

1.2. Perspective

1.2.1. Artwork

1.2.2. Artist - producer

1.2.3. Audience - viewer/consumer

1.2.4. Art world

1.2.5. Person Age, race, experience, culture

1.3. What makes art good or bad?

1.4. Value of art

1.4.1. Intrinsic Aesthetic value

1.4.2. Extrinsic Education value Moral value

1.4.3. Monetary value

1.4.4. Historical value

1.5. What makes something art?

1.5.1. Communicating emotions

1.5.2. Audiences emotion

1.5.3. Aesthetic appreciation

1.5.4. can be something created without content

2. Methodology (Siyu)

2.1. Joan Miro

2.1.1. an influential figure in the 20th century

2.1.2. an exponent of magic realism realistic views + magical elements surrealism photographic precision + illogical scenes depict a super reality features element of surprise and unexpectedness frees the unconscious mind from reason and logic automatism suppresses conscious control over the making process reveals the unconscious mind

2.1.3. famous for abstract arts dreaming forms floating on fields of colour

2.2. What is a recognised artwork?

2.2.1. intention have a conscious design to evoke aesthetic response in the audience aesthetics: a branch of philosophy that studies beauty and the arts beauty is defined in different ways according to individuals and cultures to provoke or please people NOT meant to be practical

2.2.2. communication between artists and audience response from spectators public opinion + expert opinion

2.2.3. quality form and content technical competence

2.3. nature of art

2.3.1. imitation depiction of the reality

2.3.2. communication helps us discover the depth and intensity of our feelings

2.3.3. education ethical merits

2.4. methodology in dance

2.4.1. choreography Benesh Movement Notation Labanotation

2.4.2. technics ballet graham tap dance etc.

2.5. arts & knowledge production

2.5.1. arts (sometimes with mathematics) can inspire knowledge production

2.5.2. e.g. 1000-year-old stone tome towers in Iran geometries 70 different architectures inspired a new design auxetic materials: expand in all direction when stretched

2.6. predicting the future

2.6.1. past memory: how the world has changed

2.6.2. reason: how the world may continue to change

2.6.3. imagination: magic-like technologies

2.6.4. e.g. science fiction movies

3. Historical Development (Rohan)

3.1. Movements

3.1.1. Impressionism French art movement from end of 19th century

3.1.2. Post-Impressionism Not a formal movement or style - independent artists (van gogh)

3.1.3. Cubism Revolutionary style of modern art - beginning of 20th century (Picasso)

3.1.4. Fauviszm Roots in Post-Impressionist art - symbolic colors

3.1.5. Expressionism Embraces music, literature and art. Early 20th century. Changes with emotional spirit of the world

3.1.6. Dadaism Dadaism or Dada was a form of artistic anarchy born out of disgust for the social, political and cultural values of the time

3.1.7. Surrealism Surrealism was the 20th century art movement that explored the hidden depths of the 'unconscious mind'.

3.1.8. Pop Art Art of pop culture. Post war consumerism

3.2. Italian Renaissance

3.2.1. Art Naturalism A search for the perfection of form that was inspired by the naturalism of Classical sculpture. Humanism The influence of the philosophy of Classical humanism which is revealed in the gradual shift from religious to secular subject matter in art. Perspective Drawing The development of perspective drawing as the standard means of organizing the spatial depth of a picture. New Media and Techniques The development of new media and techniques which were essential to achieve a greater naturalism in art.

3.2.2. Literature

3.2.3. Philosophy

3.2.4. Start of 16th century Michelangelo

4. Personal Knowledge (Kayris)

4.1. What makes arts students today different from the classical masters? (from Teamie)

4.1.1. Music Focus on replication rather than innovation Until I came here, musical experience was all about recreating a master's work (or researching the influences of regional variations) Kids grow up with singing other people's songs (most often) Different to visual arts, where children draw and paint whatever their dreams dictate; why? Development of instruments and understandings Now more aware of the science of sound Modified instruments can add to group performances in ways that just were not possible centuries ago Synthesis of styles from all over the world leads to new combinations of sound Standardised scalic ascent (equal temperament)

4.1.2. Visual Arts Techniques and media have since developed immensely Allows current students to explore classical themes using new technology Sheer growth of movements over time More ways to convey artistic concepts than were available before

4.2. HDYK: Production of "real" art (thanks for the inspo, Jo:))

4.2.1. Made with purpose Provoke emotional response Stimulates cognitive reaction Acts as method of release for artist

4.2.2. Acknowledged by others SK

4.2.3. Follows conventional disciplines

5. Language and Concepts (Linda)

5.1. Examples of language/concepts in Art

5.1.1. Music Pitch the high or low quality of a sound Harmony Combination of tones played together in the background while a melody is being played. Rhythm an unaccented beat

5.1.2. Visual art Hue a color and a shade of a color Primary color red, yellow and blue Form its shape, including its volume or perceived volume. "Girl with the Pearl Earring" the concepts used in Vermeers' painting knowledge acquired break traditions of portraiture of that times

5.1.3. Dance Abstract movement Movement to represent an action - not mime Air Pathway A pattern made in the air by the use of body parts Asymmetry uneven in space and time

5.1.4. Many concepts/language are used across different types of art comparative theories in visual art and music uniques ideas can be formed through different interpretations

5.2. Role of convention

5.2.1. ever changing element

5.2.2. time period and style

5.3. Role of language

5.3.1. Expression of ideas often non-verbal frees the art from being limited to propositional knowledge used to express certain art forms Help to describe what we see/hear

5.3.2. Create an impact conceptual artists emphasise their ideas based on the visual form

5.3.3. Elaborate concepts provenance, purpose

5.3.4. Give context

5.4. Art can ambiguous

5.4.1. Different interpretations among the audience