What is the study of art history?
What is the purpose of art?
How do misinformed interpretations of art happen?
Elements & Principles of Art (organization)
How do we talk about the formal organization of an artwork?
Gardner - Chapter 1
Miner - Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Content - Subject matter, iconography/symbols
Form - How the artwork is arranged (principles of design)
Context - original & subsequent historical/cultural information about the work, what the purpose and motivation for creating the piece was, patronage, mode of display, and audience response
Function - artist's intended use of the work, how function may have changed through time
Influence - cross-cultural, political, economic
Functions of art