- 1.1: Overview of Woman Artists
- One of the most significant perspectives that has affected women artists is the belief in male artistic superiority. Women artists have had to challenge cultural attitudes that promote this notion and restrict recognition and opportunities for women. Gender roles have traditionally confined women to specific roles, but women artists have worked to broaden cultural perspectives on subject matter and style in art.
- 1.2: Interconnections of History and Art
- The close relationship between history and art reflects a particular period's cultural, social, political, and economic values. Art uniquely can serve as a historical document, capturing and preserving the experiences and perspectives of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The study of art in relation to historical context can provide valuable insights into the past, shedding light on the values and beliefs of a particular time and place.
- 1. 3: What Are the Elements of Art and the Principles of Art?
- The visual art terms separate into the elements and principles of art. The elements of art are color, form, line, shape, space, and texture. The principles of art are scale, proportion, unity, variety, rhythm, mass, shape, space, balance, volume, perspective, and depth. In addition to the elements and principles of design, art materials include paint, clay, bronze, pastels, chalk, charcoal, ink, lightening, as some examples.
- 1. 4: Art Materials and Methods
- Art materials and methods are anything an artist uses to create art in any combination. Materials and methods also can be defined as the process of manufacturing or fabrication of a piece of art such as bronze that need to be melted and poured into a mold to be a finished piece of art.
Thumbnail: Flora 10 (Courtesy of the artist, Jylian Gustlin)