Monday, April 8, 2019

Ceramics - important Greek and Roman sculpture

Since we have just looked at Greek pottery, I wanted to show you some important Greek and Roman sculptures.  Notice the movement in each piece.  Thoughts?

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The "She Wolf"  Etruscan (pre-Roman) 5th century B.C. with Renaissance boys added

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Laocoon and His Sons - ancient Greek sculpture located in the Vatican Museum

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The Dying Gaul - Capitoline Museum, Rome

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Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife - Rome

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The Discus Thrower - Greek

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Nike of Samonthrace - Greek sculpture in the Louvre Museum, Paris


Art Two - Landscape Painting

Below are several landscape paintings that incorporate pattern in some way.  What are your thoughts?

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Art One - Picasso and van Gogh videos

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Watch the following video about Picasso.  Which painting is your favorite and which is your least favorite and why?  Picasso was the founder of the Cubism art movement along with George Braque.  Advances in art had been made by the Impressionists (Monet, Renior, Degas) and Post Impressionists (van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin) to allow room for this new way of painting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7liV4O9-4


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Watch the following video about van Gogh (we also looked at his work last week here on the blog).  Enjoy.  It's very relaxing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD1ih3Q9otE

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Art One - Time lapse painting



Watch the short video to see the progress and building of a painting.  Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrQP4kQShs

Art Two - Painting after 1850

Below are paintings created after 1850.  What do you notice is different from the last group of paintings that I posted from last week?  Chuck Close (last one of this list) is still working today.


Edgar Degas
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Paul Cezanne
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John Singer Sargent
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Mary Cassatt
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Vincent van Gogh
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Henri Matisse
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Gustav Klimt
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Pablo Picasso
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Wassily Kandinsky
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Mark Rothko
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Chuck Close
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Ceramics - Greek Pottery Video

Follow the link and watch the following very brief video about Greek pottery. 

You must say something that has not already been said and name a fact that you learned from watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhPW50r07L8

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ceramics - Greek Amphora

amphora, ancient vessel form used as a storage jar and one of the principal vessel shapes in Greek pottery, a two-handled pot with a neck narrower than the body. There are two types of amphora: the neck amphora, in which the neck meets the body at a sharp angle; and the one-piece amphora, in which the neck and body form a continuous curve. The first is common from the Geometric period (c.900 bc) to the decline of Greek pottery; the second appeared in the 7th century bc. The height of amphorae varies from large Geometric vases of 5 feet (1.5 metres) to examples of 12 inches (30 centimetres) or even smaller (the smallest are called amphoriskoi). The average normal height is about 18 inches (45 centimetres). Amphorae, which survive in great numbers, were used as storage and transport vessels for olives, cereal, oil, and wine (the wine amphora was a standard Attic measure of about 41 quarts [39 litres]) and, in outsize form, for funerals and as grave markers. Wide-mouthed, painted amphorae were used as decanters and were given as prizes.


Black Figure Neck Amphora


Red Figure Neck Amphora

Art Two - Painting before 1850

The paintings below were created before 1850 (and before the wide use of the camera).  What are your thoughts?


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Art One - Watch the color video


Click the link below to watch the video.  It is a GREAT (and very, very interesting - I promise) video about color and culture.
What do you think?  What comment in the video stood out to you?  Do not repeat comments, and say something that lets me know that you really watched the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX0DHd5QNS8

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ceramics - Slab Containers

Below are examples of containers made with the slab method.

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Art Two - Famous American paintings

Below are some famous and iconic American paintings. 

Gilbert Stuart - "George Washington"
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Grant Wood - "American Gothic"
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John Singer Sargant - "The Daughters of Edward Darly Boit"
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Andrew Wyeth - "Christina's World"
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James McNeill Whistler - "The Artist's Mother"
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Norman Rockwell
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