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Noah Wagner Period 3-4 A 10/23/2013 Arttalk Chapter 2 Criteria: Standards of Judgment Aesthetics: The Philosophy of Study of the

of Study of the Nature and Value of Art Art Criticism: The Organized Approach for Studying a work of Art Aesthetic Experience: Personal Interaction with a work of art Description: A list of all the things one sees in an artwork Analysis: The discovery of how the principles of art are used to organize the art elements of line, color, value, shape, form, space, and, texture Interpretation: Telling the meaning or mood of the work Judgment: The determination of the degree of artistic merit Literal Qualities: The realistic qualities that appear in the subject of the work. Formal Qualities: The organization of the elements of art by the principles of art Expressive Qualities: The qualities that convey ideas and moods Imitationalism: The aesthetic theory that focuses upon realistic representation Formalism: Places emphasis on the formal qualities Emotionalism: The theory that requires a work of art to arouse a response of feelings, moods, or emotions in the viewer Art History Operations: A four-step approach for organizing the way you gather information about a work of art

1. The four steps of art criticism are; Description (What do I see?), Analysis (How is the work organized?), Interpretation (What message does this artwork communicate?), and Judgment (Is this a successful work of art?). 2. The aesthetic theory that places emphasis on the design qualities of a work of art is called a Subject. 3. The aesthetic theory that focuses on realistic presentation is called, Literal Qualities.

Noah Wagner Period 3-4 A 10/23/2013 Arttalk Chapter 2 4. As one goes through the steps of description and analysis, you will collect facts and clues. When you get to interpretation, you will make guesses about what message you think the artwork is communicating. Finally, during judgment, you will make your own decisions about the artistic merit of the work. 5. Art Criticism helps the viewer see a piece of artwork in a better manner of logic, rather than being lost in mystique, giving the work a more likable feel.