Art in Focus [comprehensive textbook by McGraw-Hill

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Glencoe artwork in concentration - the ideal highschool artwork historical past textual content! This built-in, chronological method of the examine of paintings demonstrates the interrelationships of aesthetics, paintings feedback, paintings background, and studio paintings.

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It has been estimated that he illustrated 437 different volumes and enriched the art of Japan with no fewer than 30,000 pictures. ) Clearly, for an artist like Hokusai, art is not a means of livelihood or glory. Art is life itself—life dominated by and often complicated by the overpowering impulse to create. 12 Unit One Creating and Understanding Art Art in Your Life You might wonder why you should involve yourself in the creation of art. When you create original works of art, you experience the creative process, and you develop your own capabilities for self-expression.

Jacob Lawrence. Man with Flowers. 1954. 8 cm (15 3⁄4 ϫ 11 3⁄4Љ). Tempera on gessoed masonite. Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida. © 2004 C. Herscovici, Brussels/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. If you enjoy studying or creating art, you will want to become familiar with the many career opportunities in the art field. Schools, museums, art galleries, small businesses, and large corporations look for creative people to fill a variety of art and art-related positions. An awareness of some of these opportunities may help you as you think about your own career plans.

1950. Tempera on masonite. 130 ϫ 221 cm (48 ϫ 87Љ). Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont. Arriving at a more specific definition for the visual arts may not sound too difficult at first—until you realize that this task has challenged scholars throughout history. Great philosophers, including the ancient Greeks Plato and Aristotle, have attempted to define the nature of art and understand its unique contribution to human life. In their efforts to define art, scholars have tried to establish the qualities that identify an object as a work of art.

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