Different approaches to visual art.
Today there is a great variety in visual artforms. Here are some definitions of different approaches:
- The term contemporary art is loosely used to refer to art of the present day and of the relatively recent past, of an innovatory or avant-garde nature.
- Conceptual art, sometimes simply called conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic, technical, and material concerns.
- SYMBOLISM Late nineteenth-century movement that advocated the expression of an idea over the realistic description of the natural world
- Abstract art: The seven elements of design--color, line, shape, size, space, texture and value—serve as the bedrock for all painting composition, but they're especially crucial for abstract and non-objective works of art.
Perhaps you've only thought of art as representing a scene, an object or anything that you can see, and perhaps also abstract paintings and drawings that use colour and shape without referring to observed reality.
The course explores different forms of visual art as a means of expressing our relationships to what we see, what we feel, what we think.