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3: Significance of Materials Used in Art

  • Page ID
    10121
  • Learning Objectives

    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Describe the differences among valuation of art materials, especially with regard to intrinsic qualities of raw material versus produced objects
    • Discuss the differences between monetary and cultural values for works of art
    • Discuss the idea of “borrowed” significance that comes with the re-use of components from previous artworks
    • Describe the significance of value added to objects by complex artistic processes or by changing tastes in different eras

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