Art Appreciation #1

The Great Sphinx

Funerary Complex of Khafre

Flower Piece with Curtain

Adrian van der Spelt & Frans van Mieris

Suculent

Edward Weston

Red Canna-

Georgia O'Keefe

Cubi XVIII

David Smith

Medici Venus

Greek Statue of plump woman (unknown artist)

Hana-Murasaki of the Tamaya

Kitagawa Utamaro

Punitavati- Karaikkal Ammaiyar

(spiritual woman with fanged hag face)

Untitled- Kiki Smith

(two naked wax figures drawing attention to AIDS)

offering bowl

Olowe of Ise (created for the Yoruba people of West Africa)

Diary-

Roger Shimomura (grandmother's account of an internment camp

The Drawing Lesson

Jan Steen (boy apprentice and mature girl learn from a master artist)

Last Supper-

Leonardo

Great Sphinx:

one of the world's best-known monuments carved from the living rock of the Giza plateau in Egypt. By placing the head of the ancient Egyptian king Khafre on the body of a huge lion, the sculptors joined human intelligence and animal strength in a single image to evoke the superhuman power of a ruler.

patron:

the institution or person who commissions or finances a work of art

trompe l'oeil:

a manner in which pictures attempt to viewers into thinking what they are seeing is real, not a painted representation of the real

still lifes:

a type of painting that has a s its subject inanimate objects such as food, dishes, fruit, or flowers taken out of their natural contexts

Classical:

refers to the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome

naturalism or realism:

a style of depiction in which the physical appearance of the rendered image in nature seems to be accurately described

abstract:

art that does not describe the appearance of visible forms but rather transforms them into stylized patterns

abstraction or stylization:

artists transform recognizable natural subjects into patterns or make them conform to ideals

nonrepresentational:

do not depict a recognizable natural subject

convention:

traditional way of representing forms

woodblock print:

a print made from one or more carved wooden blocked

bronze:

a metal made from copper alloy, usually mixed with tin. Also any sculpture made from this substance

iconography:

the study of conventional subjects and symbols

foreground:

within the depicted space of an artwork, the area that is closest to the picture plane

Eucharist:

: the ceremonial commemoration of Jesus's Lat Supper with his disciples (AKA Holy Communion or the Mass)

Altar:

a tablelike structure where religious rites are performed. The site of the rite of the Eucharist

Self Potraits:

artist expressing how they or those in their culture conceive their role in society

composition:

the overall arrangement, organizing design, or structure of a work of art

halo:

nimbus, worn on Christian saints or emperors to signify power and purity

porcelain:

: white ceramic used by Chinese potters

Acropolis

: Athens's civic and religious center

contextualism:

: the personal and social circumstances surrounding the making, viewing, and interpreting of a work of art

connoisseurship:

method of scrutinizing individual art objects