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Art for Everyone

Chemeketa Community Community College Art Faculty

Publication Date - January 2022

ISBN: 9780190903411

384 pages
Paperback
8 1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $99.95

For students by artists, an accessible introduction to the techniques, value, and context of art

Description

Developed by practicing artists, Art for Everyone is a practical and accessible guide to art appreciation that emphasizes the creative process and the importance of art in our everyday lives. Art for Everyone pairs a thorough exploration of art techniques with the most concise introduction to art history available, highlighting topics that are meaningful to today's students.

Features

  • Showcasing the work of artists from underrepresented groups along with an equal representation of male and female artists in a wide range of forms and media, Art for Everyone connects students with real artists who are making real art
  • Interactive image walkthroughs encourage students to critically examine a variety of works
  • Assignable “Guide to Art in Your Life” activities give students the tools they need to engage with art they encounter in a museum visit or in their community.
  • "Art in Process" videos demystify techniques that students may be unfamiliar with
  • "Artist at Work" features spotlight well-known or contemporary artists, encouraging students to consider art from a variety of global perspectives

About the Author(s)

Chemeketa Community College is located in Salem, Oregon, with several branches and learning centers, serving over 30,000 students each year. The Art Faculty created Art for Everyone to replace their existing art appreciation text. The faculty decided that they could do better. Their aim was to produce a shorter text that would be accessible to students in price, readable, and address course needs.

Chemeketa's Land Acknowledgement
Chemeketa Community College was built on the land of the Kalapuya, who today are represented by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, whose relationship with this land continues to this day. We offer gratitude for the land itself, for those who have stewarded it for generations, and for the opportunity to study, learn, work, and be in community on this land. We acknowledge that our College's history, like many others, is fundamentally tied to the first colonial developments in the Willamette Valley. Finally, we respectfully acknowledge and honor past, present, and future Indigenous students of Chemeketa Community College.

Reviews

"Art for Everyone helps students recognize and appreciate the art they encounter around them. The text is global in scope yet emphasizes regional artists. Students will not be overwhelmed by complicated academic jargon and will learn to analyze and think about art. It will help students see how art fits into their own lives."--Alyssa Reiser Prince, Coker University

"This textbook uses language that is more approachable for students: a text that is easier to digest is more likely to be read... Art for Everyone also includes more non-western examples of art and artists to include art and artists who have been historically marginalized is a major need in art appreciation and history."--Sarah Bartram, Kent State University

"Art for Everyone is well-written, concise, and targeted to students who have no previous knowledge of art."--Louise Arizzoli, University of Mississippi

Table of Contents

    Preface
    About the Authors
    Acknowledgements
    List of Reviewers

    PART ONE: THE LANGUAGE OF ART

    1 What Is Art?
    Leading Questions
    Active Looking

    Learning to See
    Responding to Art
    Objective Responses
    Subjective Responses

    Close Examination: Objective and Subjective Descriptions of van Gogh's The Starry Night
    The Language of Art

    Medium, Form, and Content
    The Formal Elements

    Artist at Work: Wohaw's A Man Receiving Power from Two Spirit Animals
    Beauty and Aesthetics
    Definitions of Beauty
    Art in Process: Constructing: One Sculptor's Technique
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    2 Formal Elements
    The Building Blocks of Art
    Line
    Expressive Lines
    Close Examination: Line in Mary Cassatt's In the Loge
    Shape
    Expressive Shapes
    Artist at Work: Maria Peñil Cobo's Bacteria Paintings
    Positive and Negative Shape
    Value

    Value Range
    Simultaneous Contrast
    Chiaroscuro

    Color
    Color Attributes
    Twelve-Part Color Wheel
    Color Temperature
    Color Schemes
    Objective and Expressive Color

    Art in Process: Color Mixing
    Texture

    Tactile Texture
    Visual Texture

    Space
    Constructing Three-Dimensional Space
    Constructing Space on a Two-Dimensional Plane
    Illusion of Mass
    Overlapping
    Atmospheric Perspective
    Linear Perspective
    Isometric Perspective

    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    3 Principles of Design
    Order from Chaos

    Unity
    Harmony and Variety
    Repetition
    Continuation

    Focal Point
    Emphasis by Contrast
    Emphasis by Isolation
    Emphasis by Placement
    Absence of a Focal Point

    Close Examination: The Bauhaus and Principles of Design
    Balance
    Symmetrical Balance
    Radial Balance
    Asymmetrical Balance

    Proportion and Scale
    Rhythm
    Artist at Work: Marie Watt's Transportation Object (Lamp)
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms

    4: Style and Technique
    Evolution of Style and Technique

    Differences in Style and Technique
    Recognizing Style

    Representational Art
    Artist at Work: Style and Rosa Bonheur
    Abstract Art
    Close Examination: Nonobjective Abstraction in Hilma af Klint's Art
    Nonrepresentational Art
    Recognizing
    Technique
    Painterly Technique
    Plastic Technique
    Linear Technique

    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    PART TWO: THE MAKING OF ART

    5 Drawing and Painting
    What's an Artist to Do?

    Drawing
    Drawing Media

    Ink
    Charcoal
    Chalk
    Pastels
    Graphite
    Conté
    Mixed Media and Collage

    Art in Process: Drawing
    Painting
    Close Examination: Three Faces, Three Approaches, Three Results
    Painting Media

    Encaustic
    Egg Tempera
    Fresco
    Oil
    Watercolor
    Acrylic

    Art in Process: Oil Painting
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    6 Printmaking, Photography, and Digital Art
    Making Multiples
    Printmaking

    Relief Printing
    Intaglio Printing

    Close Examination: Käthe Kollwitz's Etchings
    Planar Printing
    Photography
    Development of Photography
    Photography Processes

    Art in Process: Developing Film and Printing Photographs
    Photography as Documentation and Art
    Collage

    Artist at Work: Narrative in Danielle Delph's If I Had Known My Mother Back Then
    Digital Art

    Animation
    Virtual Reality

    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    7 The Craft Tradition
    The World of Craft
    Crafts

    Fine and Applied Art
    Form and Function

    Fiber Arts
    Weaving
    Textiles

    Close Examination: Traditional Motifs in Contemporary Weaving
    Embroidery
    Quilting and Felting

    Woodworking
    Materials and Methods
    Glassmaking

    Materials and Methods
    Metalwork

    Materials and Methods
    Artist at Work: Ana M. Lopez's Wearable Art
    Ceramics

    Materials and Methods
    Decoration and Finished Product

    Close Examination: The Importance of Heat
    Art in Process: Working with Clay
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    8 Sculpture, Installation Art, Architecture, and Public Art
    Art That Reflects Us

    Sculpture
    Historical and Cultural Significance
    Freestanding Sculpture
    Sculpture in Relief
    Methods and Materials
    Subtractive Method
    Additive Method
    Manipulation
    Substitutive Method

    Art in Process: Lost Wax Casting
    Installation Art
    Architecture
    Prehistoric Homes
    Ancient Construction
    Gothic Technologies
    International Style
    Building as Art

    Public Art
    Memorials
    Close Examination: Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Monuments
    Murals

    Artist at Work: Hector Hernandez's Murals
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms

    9 Time-Based Art
    Human Actions as Art
    Elements of Time-Based Art

    Duration
    Intensity and Tension
    Pacing and Rhythm
    Transitions

    Artist at Work: Angela Ellsworth's Drawing on Site
    Materials of Time-Based Art

    Action
    Props
    Sound
    Audience and Setting

    Close Examination: Time-Based Elements in Ellen Mueller's What It Takes
    Performance Art

    Participatory Performances
    Durational Performances
    Site-Specific Performance

    Art in Process: Ana Mendieta's Earth Body Works
    Video Art and Animation
    Social Practice
    Art
    Institutional Critique
    Augmented and Virtual Reality

    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    PART THREE: THE STORY OF ART

    10 Art History, Part 1

    Where Does Art Start?
    Prehistoric Art

    Stories in Stone
    Clay and Civilization
    Tools for Spirituality

    Ancient Art
    For Power and Privilege
    For Transformation
    For the Pursuit of Perfection and Beauty
    For the End of an Era
    For the People

    Medieval Art
    Iconic Images
    Close Examination: Mayan Civilization in a Cup
    Warrior in Art and Culture
    The Giver of Life
    Art as Religious Literature

    Artists at Work: Stone Masons and the Workshop Tradition
    The Renaissance
    Art for Teaching and Innovation
    Art of Conflict

    Baroque and Rococo Art
    Frivolity versus Loyalty
    Neoclassical and Romantic Art
    Romanticism and Nature
    Art in Process: Etching and Printmaking
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms

    11 Art History, Part 2
    From Nineteenth-Century Art to Now
    Changes in Art

    Make Way for the Avant-Garde
    Realism and the Painting of Modern Life

    Impressionism
    Studies of Life and Light
    Artist at Work: Claude Monet's Rouen Cathedrals
    First Impressionist Exhibition

    Postimpressionism
    Radical Independence
    Fauvism
    Cubism
    Simultaneous Perspectives
    Dynamic Movement

    Close Examination: Extreme Abstraction in Kazimir Malevich's White on White
    Futurism

    Geometric Abstraction
    De Stijl
    Minimalism

    Pure Expression
    Abstract Expressionism
    Color Field Painting

    Art in Process: Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire
    Conceptual Art
    Dada
    Surrealism
    Abject Art
    Appropriation

    Pop Art and Postmodernism
    Pop Art
    Postmodernism

    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    12 Art Is Everywhere
    Where Is Art?
    Art on Display

    Museums
    College and University Galleries
    Art Galleries, Fairs, and Festivals
    Art Districts
    Informal Exhibitions
    Graffiti

    Artist at Work: Diane Jacobs on Artist Books and Residencies
    Art and Visual Culture

    Advertisements
    Propaganda

    Close Examination: Active Looking and Cultural Capital
    Art in Us
    The Art Instinct
    The Creative Process
    Art as Healing
    Art as Connection
    Art as Play
    Art
    Classes
    Conclusion
    Review and Do
    Key Terms


    Glossary
    References
    Index