1. The conscious use of skill and creative imagination esp. in the production of aesthetic objects
art. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved January 31, 2009, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art
2. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
Art. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved February 01, 2009, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/art
"Curiosity" by Jean-Honore Fragonard is two young girls looking through drapes towards whoever is looking at the painting. In this painting, Fragonard expresses the playful, the erotic, and the joys of domesticity, as he does in all of his paintings.
Fragonard, Jean-Honore (1780). French painting. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Louvre.fr Web site: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/detail_notice.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198674109078&CURRENT_LLV_NOTICE%3C%3Ecnt_id=10134198674109078&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=9852723696500815&fromDept=false&baseIndex=6&bmLocale=en
The Thinker was commissioned by the Museum of Decorative Art in 1880 for doors at the entrance to the museum. Originally meant to be a man pondering the massive "Gates of Hell," The Thinker evolved to become a larger than life stand-alone piece. This piece of art captures the human imagination so much that The Thinker has entered the public consciousness as a symbol of intellect and academia.
Rodin, Augeste (1880). Auguste Rodin. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Rodin Museum Web site: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/feature-2004-09-ro
Louvre, paris Located in Paris, the Louvre is one of the largest palaces in the world and, as a former residence of the kings of France, one of the most illustrious. It exemplifies traditional French architecture since the Renaissance, and it houses a magnificent collection of ancient and Western art. I.M. Pie's urban style buildings are art in themselves. Pei's buildings are characterized by broad irregular geometric shapes and large open interiors. He uses shapes ans space to create something aesthetically pleasing and unique from other buildings.
Pei, I.M. (2003). Louvre Museum, Paris, France, 1988. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from National Geographic Web site: http: //images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/N GS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/l/louvre-museum-126802-sw.jpg&imgrefurl=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/louvre-museum_pod_image.html&usg=__NVWJICeWm5NX4x0RGT65bAMIdA8=&h=600&w=800&sz=98&hl=en&start=160&um=1&tbnid=MEKqjCMNYw7bzM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlouvre%26start%3D147%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DSNYI,SNYI:2005-12,SNYI:en%26sa%3DN
Photography - Afghan girl
Sharbat Gula is an Afghan woman. She was forced to leave her home in Afghanistan during the Soviet war for a refugee cam in Pakistan where she was photographed by journalist Steve McCurry. The art of this photo was so piercing that Sharbat became a symbol both of the 1980s Afghan conflict and of the refugee situation worldwide. The photograph is art because it expresses human conflict and emotion. McCurry, Steve (1984). Afghan Girl. Retri eved February 1, 2009, from Worlds famous photos Web site: http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/afghan-girl-1984.html
Printmaking- Archipenko, Bathers 1950
Archipenko was a ukranian sculptor linked to the cubist movement in the early twentieth century. Archipenko´s work uses the human figure a platform for analysing volume, space and geometric planes. Archipenko began to look beyond scultpure´s solid forms, concluding that spaces and voids are as important as solid mass.
Archipenko, Alexander (1950). Printmakers. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Georgetown Library Web site: http://library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/prints/printsA2Z.htm
Conceptual- Art Miro Joan Relief Contruction
Miro's Conceptual art is meant to be optimistic, non-representational relief construction. He did not believe in abstract ideas, but he tried to link art with concrete tangible ideas.
Miro, Joan (1930). The Collection. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Moma Web site: http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3ADE%3AI%3A5&page_number=459&template_id=1&sort_order=1
This art is meant to completely take up the space it is being shown in, to the point where the show rom is part of the piece. It is permanently connected. The slides are impressive sculptures in their own right, and you don't have to hurtle down them to appreciate this artwork. What interests Höller, however, is both the visual spectacle of watching people sliding and the 'inner spectacle' experienced by the sliders themselves, the state of simultaneous delight and anxiety that you enter as you descend.
Holler, Carsten Carsten Holler-test site. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from London town Web site: http://www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/CarstenHoller-TestSite/1cf96?utm_source=LondonMonthly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LondonMonthly33
Performance Art- Dream Like Love
Li Wei Li Wei uses pictures with her performance art to create a scene that looks realistic.
Li Wei, Li Wei (2005). Performance Art. Retrieved February 1, 2009, from Visual Arts Cork Web site: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/performance-art.htm