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Art of Seeing, The, 8th edition

  • Paul J. Zelanski
  • Mary Pat Fisher

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

8th edition

Art of Seeing, The

ISBN-13: 9780205748341

Includes: Paperback
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  • Paperback

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Overview

The Art of Seeing explores traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focusing on art as seen from the artist's point of view.  The book introduces students to artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles. It provides clear, concise presentation, superb illustrations, and strong emphasis on the elements and media.

Table of contents

PART 1: Learning to See 11

 

1 Understanding Art 12

WHAT IS ART? 13

THE CREATIVE IMPULSE 13

Artists on Art: Joseph Raffael on Creativity 15

TYPES OF ART 16

Two- and Three-Dimensional Art 16

Representational and Nonrepresentational Art 17

Fine and Applied Arts 21

Artists on Art: Georgia O’Keeffe on Abstraction 22

Public and Private Art 26

Art Issues: Censorship of Offensive Art 30

CONTENT 32

Sociopolitical Content 33

Power and Propaganda 35

Spiritual Purposes 38

Inner Experiences 42

Beauty 45

CRITICAL OPINION 46

Art Issues: Race and Gender Criticism 50

LASTING GREATNESS IN ART 53

 

2 Visual Elements 56

LINE 57

Seeing Line 57

The World Seen: Islamic Calligraphy 60

Implied Line 63

Descriptive Line 66

Expressive Qualities of Line 68

Directional Line 69

SHAPE AND FORM 69

Degrees of Three-Dimensionality 69

Characteristics of Three-Dimensional Form 75

Artists on Art: Henry Moore on Form and Space 80

Two-Dimensional Illusion of Form 82

Shapes 84

Artists on Art: Arshile Gorky on Elements Conveying Life’s Intensity 87

SPACE 91

Three-Dimensional Art in Space 91

Two-Dimensional Space 94

Scale 105

Spatial Illusion 108

TEXTURE 110

Actual Texture 112

Simulated Texture 113

VALUE AND LIGHT 116

Local and Interpretive Values 117

Lighting 120

Reflections 124

Artists on Art: Leonardo da Vinci on Chiaroscuro 126

Light as a Medium 128

COLOR 132

A Vocabulary of Color 132

Natural and Applied Color 136

Local, Atmospheric, and Interpretive Color 139

Emotional Effects of Color 140

Warm and Cool Colors 143

Advancing and Receding Colors 145

Color Combinations 146

Interaction of Color 149

Limited and Open Palette 152

Artists on Art: Josef Albers on Seeing Colors 153

TIME 156

Actual Movement 156

Illusion of Movement 159

The Captured Moment 159

Change Through Time 159

Artists on Art: Auguste Rodin on The Illusion of Movement 160

 

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