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ART 2140
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ART 2140 P a t c h e t t | 1
INTRO to Themes in Visual Culture
Aesthetics: Having to do with the nature of beauty, art, and taste; with the creation
and appreciation of beauty
Western art is founded on Greek ideals of beauty
o In most non-Western cultures art was also attached with a function.
o There are traditions attached to many aesthetic objects; tastes evolve; new
art forms develop.
Definitions of Art:
o Webster: Art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination,
especially in the production of aesthetic objects.
o Oxford English Dictionary: refers to art as “the skillful production of the
beautiful in visible forms”.
The 4 “Cs” Of Good Art
o Composition
o Content
o Context
o Connections
Same Content, Different Composition, Context, And Connections
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ART 2140 P a t c h e t t | 2
Fine Art Vs. Graphic Art
o Fine art is often one of a kind, made for an individual, and for different
purposes.
o Graphic art is made to communicate, promote, or sell an item; it is often
mass produced, and intended to be seen by more people. Graphic arts
include a wide range of media (magazines, TV, computer, billboards, etc.).
FINE
GRAPHIC
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