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The

Process of
Creation
Three Major Phases

–The Idea
–The Material and Process
–Organization and Form
The Idea
 Artexpression is based on higher senses of
sight and sound with the other senses.
A particular experience: use as basis for
pictures, dance, etc.
The Idea
 Artexpression is based on higher senses of
sight and sound with the other senses.
A particular experience: use as basis for
pictures, dance, etc.
The Idea
 Artexpression is based on higher senses of
sight and sound with the other senses.
A particular experience: use as basis for
pictures, dance, etc.
The Material and Process

Artist use materials to give form to his


idea.
Pigments: painters, stones/metals:
sculptor, building materials: architect
Materials have profound effect on the
artist’s products
The Material and Process

Art of Space
Something people can see and
take in a glance in its entirety.
sculptures, paintings, furniture,
etc.
The Material and Process

Art of Time
Music, dance, etc.
The hymn people hear and the
movements people do take a number
of minutes to be sung and performed.
The Material and Process

Both art of space and time


Theatre, opera, performance art,
and the like.
Organization and Form

Organizing the idea and giving it


form.
Artists have developed a host of
different forms to express the ideas
they work on.
Organization and Form

Some time arts have standard


form of organization.
Poetry: sonnet, quatrain stanza.
Operas and plays: number of acts.
Organization and Form

Forms in the space arts


 Symmetrical balanced – mostly 3
dimensional
 Asymmetrical balanced – mostly 2
dimensional
FUNCTIONS
OF ART
FUNCTIONS OF ART
– Different art forms come with distinctive functions.
– Some arts are more functional than others:
Architecture
– The Taj Mahal for the memory of emperor’s wife, Shan
Jahan
FUNCTIONS OF ART
–Painting and literature: least to do with
practical values.
–One can look at the value of the product of art
(painting and literature) in itself and for itself.
FUNCTIONS OF ART
–Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo served as
cathechist for Filipino revolutionaries to gather
strength in rejecting the Spanish oppressive forces.
It increased value and function that’s over beyond
literary worth.
FUNCTIONS OF ART
–They are functional because..
–They are designed to accomplish some
definite end”
FUNCTIONS OF ART

Personal Functions
Social Functions
Physical Functions
PERSONAL
FUNCTIONS
OF ART
Personal Functions of Art
(public display and expression)

–Varied and highly subjective


–An artist may produce an art out of the
need for self-expression
–A mere entertainment for the intended
audience.
Personal Functions of Art
(public display and expression)

–Art may also be therapeutic.


–The use of adult coloring books.
SOCIAL
FUNCTIONS
OF ART
Social Functions of
Art
–(celebration, to affect collective behavior)
–Addresses collective interest.
–Political art: use of art in protest, contestation
Social Functions of
Art
–Art also depicts social conditions
–Ex: Photography and performance art
(plays or satires)
PHYSICAL
FUNCTIONS
OF ART
Physical Function
of Art
Easy to spot and understand
Found in artworks that are crafted to serve
some physical purpose.
Ex: Architecture, jewelry-making and interior
designs
Physical Function
of Art
Examples
 A Japanese raku bowl that serves a physical
function in a tea ceremony.
 A gown that especially crafted for a wedding
ceremony.
OTHER
FUNCTIONS
OF ART
Other Functions of Art

Music in Ancient World


Used for dances and religion.
an instrument to facilitate worship and invocation to gods.
Assures synchronicity among dancers
Guarantees simultaneous marches (warriors)
Other Functions of Art

Music Today
Serenade: to express feelings and emotions
Accompaniment for stage plays
Music can mean a multitude of meanings to different
people
Other Functions of Art

Sculpture
Made for religion.
Roman Catholic world, remains vital, relevant and
symbolic.
Made to commemorate important figures in history.
Other Functions of Art

Sculpture
Made to commemorate important figures in history:
Bonifacio and Rizal’s monument, Oblation by
Tolentino in U.P., commemorative coins
–In whenever art serves a particular
function, the form has to be
determined by the function.
Does art always have
to be functional?
–Draw the artwork/object that
you have chosen earlier. Then,
identify and explain the
function/s it served. Write your
explanation at the back of your
paper.
PHILOSOPHICAL
PERSPECTIVES ON
ARTS
PHILOSOPHICAL
PERSPECTIVES ON ARTS

Art as an Imitation
Art as a Representation
Art as a Disinterested Judgment
Art as a Communication of Emotion
Art as an Imitation

Plato: things in the world are copies of


original and the true entities
World of Forms
Art as an Imitation

Chair is an imperfect copy of the perfect


chair in the world of Forms
World of Forms