Welcome to art history class, where we will explore different concepts of art, such as my beautiful canvas. I hope everyone is ready for our first field trip!
Did you say field trip?!
But it's just a blank canvass?
Welcome kids to an exciting trip! Some of the best learning will be experienced outside of the classroom.
where exactly are we??
Today kids we are going to give an insight look at some of the most influential paintings and conccepts around the world
French Neoclassical artist Jacques-Louis David was widely known for his classical and realistic paintings.He is recognized as going against the rococo style of art which has soft colors, curvy lines and light.
Jacques-Louis David vs Rococo
Oath of Horatii
Thomas Cole on the other hand captured the essence of landscape referencing the fall of the Roman Empire.
At the end of destruction, can you see how nature reclaims itself back?
This mountain top is stil here?
Where are we? weren't we just.. ?
Let's take a look at what Egyptians were doing shall we?
Look at the lively colors produced, even down to the details
What are all these drawings about teacher?
These are what we call Hieroglyphs. It is a photograph writing system, the first of its kind. One of the goals was that writing would look like art and be beautiful to look at.
King Menkaure and his Queen are depicted here. Paying close attention we can see how simplicity fits and tradition follows. Most rulers stand up straight with profile legs and feet, also a frontal torso.
It conveys the most amount of information and representation. Most work of art from this time depicted people from high status, such as the queen and king. Also simplicity helped in recognizing leaders.
Why do they paint humans like this?
Iconoclasm on the other hand is still a controversy. Many historical works of art are destroyed due to cultural differences and beliefs.
What did you guys think bout our field trip? Interesting after all, right?
That was amazing, art differs from culture to culture and periods!
I love art, can we do this again?
Art exists everywhere from Egyptian hieroglyphics, abstract lines and shapes, to memorial monuments that we commemorate.
Art exposes ideas, attention, and questions so lets appreciate the different time periods of art and preserve it.