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Artist use various colors to convey different messages to their audience, for example, the “Op Art Movement”. Even though “Op Art Movement” was more pronounced during the 1960s, when artists were discovering new idealistic lifestyles of artworks, which were commonly referred to “Optical Art”, the individual contribution to the development of art was significant. The artworks during this period consisted of illusions, because of their appearance and precision. Sometimes, they were mathematically based to create a definite illusion. For instance, Aesthetics are sensual qualities that a particular object depicts or its design experience. In an art work, the aesthetic experience is usually meaningful, immersive and heightened to portray the desired outcome. Such items are outstanding and create an impact of feel to the marker and the third party. Since the aesthetic experiences display the expressive influence of the human and other animals’ life within the particular ecosystem, its understanding and practice becomes very significant. Therefore, this essay examines the topic in detail, and is properly presented in a thesis-paper. It is a discussion of the aesthetic appeal relative to its view point, clarifying the ways in which the aesthetic point of view greatly differs with the practical, scientific, and technical point of view.
There are many ways in which one’s life could be changed by learning how to practice the aesthetic point of view. First, learning how to practice the aesthetic point of view could widen one’s knowledge and concerns that the person might have, regarding the overall outcome. In this case, one has to look at all the characteristics of the planned incidents and how the designers actually portrayed the scene or occurrence. This is very important in creating the aesthetic perspective for the current and future users. Second, acquiring this kind of knowledge and practicing in relation to the aesthetic point of view has significant affect on the person’s life because it offers an effective dimension to enhance the learning consequences, both in theory and in practice. Third, it increases the person’s sensitivity on his/her environment and the specific aspects of life through applying the theories and models, which the scholars have put forward (Agua 46).
Color can be used in art to reveal the aesthetic point of view, which is greatly different from the practical, scientific, and technical point of view, and the variations are pegged on the specific art work in question. The aesthetic point of view depicts the human imagination about an occurrence. In fact, it gives an elaborate view about a particular event or the integration of a group of events in a given explicit, but intelligent and attractive manner, thus creates an interactive engagement with the entire aspects of the world such as ecology, human actions and technological development among others.
In considering the passionate appeals, which characterize the aesthetics of knowledge acquisition experiences, it becomes important for one to understand and integrate the various concepts, which underline the issue. Instructional design theories should be demonstrated to clarify the aspects, which make the art work and instructions to arrive at it good or bad. The aesthetic point of view is greatly different from the practical, scientific, and technical point of view, and the variations are pegged on the specific art work in question. The aesthetic point of view depicts the human imagination about an occurrence. In fact, it gives an elaborate view about a particular event or the integration of a group of events in a given explicit, but intelligent and attractive manner, thus creates an interactive engagement with the entire aspects of the world such as ecology, human actions and technological development among others (Hassrick and Cunningham 68).
Although the aesthetics borrow the scientific and technological aspects, it is not limited by such features entirely. Mostly, it takes the dimension of a holistic approach to demonstrate the life and living styles of the people and animals in the ecosystem. Besides, it depicts the behavioral aspects of the entire population, without limitation to the technological and scientific innovations. Like other technological and scientific inquiries, it helps in developing a meaning that is particular to the given event or people’s ways of life. In this regard, the information that the piece of art work depicts, would be useful in expanding or improving the people’s understanding of the things to happen in the future. This may assist the person to develop similar holistic approaches to deal with the impacts of such developments. Therefore, the scientific and technological aspect of the aesthetics employ the mechanical and computerized systems in designing and developing the aesthetics so that it creates the desired appeal and brings the third dimension of the feature it highlights (Freeman 84).
Analysis of the elements of the chosen arts about the richness of human endeavor
Artists choose appropriate colors to convey certain narrative, form, and function in art work design. Form and function are carefully and skillfully used to enhance encaustic, fresco, oil, water color, and acrylic in this piece of art work. In addition, they are engaged with the use of mixed motif in coming up with a beautiful piece of art work. This combination of encaustic, fresco, oil, water color, and acrylic produces dizzying array references on the paintings. The mixture of encaustic, fresco, oil, water color, and acrylic give some striking allusions, contrasts, and brilliant picture images (Freeman 102). These carefully constructed images of pictorial compositions have spatial and chromatically arranged colorful designs with awesome characteristics that attract the viewers and audience of the art/design at a glance.
The use of water color and acrylic in figure 1 makes art paintings appear symmetrical and often hard-edged. The paintings portray some aura-ringed images which hover at varying atmospheric depths. It shows graduated and glowing colors. In fact, the curvaceous silhouettes of these paintings can be used to show some elements of Buddhist shrines, lotus blossoms, mosque domes, and meditating Bodhisattvas (Agua 23). Form and function use acrylic sparingly to produce patterns with latticed and stripped shapes. On the other hand, they make use of oil to artistically come up with vaporous backgrounds. Often, the vaporous backgrounds show some horizontal, diagonal, and perpendicular crossings or fuzzy bands. The encaustic and fresco used in art work give the paintings characteristics of bright and some blurry plaids. In fact, the encaustic and fresco effects of the paintings blend well with the oil color used in the pictures. This combination of different elements gives some aesthetic value to the pieces of art. Moreover, form skillfully makes use of water color and acrylic to portray flatness and pure abstraction notion. This notion may give both spiritual and symbolic meanings to these abstract paintings and forms found in the art. In addition, the water color used on the rectangle makes it fluid, textureless and crystalline. It can be argued that different forms in a contemporary art provide the aspect of collectivity.
In addition to color, lighting is important in art since it provides illuminations. It has been witnessed in Renaissance humanism, which is reflected in the fifteenth and sixteenth century European art as a result of the attempt and desire to come up with the best creative art works in the new era (Laurier and Pentak 44). It is part of the great works that the ancient empires of Rome and Greece had started to attain humanity. In fact, light provides a reflection to the physical beauty, which is a representation in art work that brings human beings closer to their God. Indeed, the humanist patrons of the fifteenth century championed and commissioned the European artists to begin working on classical themes. It was against the medieval art work standards that focused on Christian values and subjects. The fifteenth and the sixteenth century European Renaissance humanity art works focused on the natural world. These pieces of art work draw a lot of emphasis on human forms. With the aid of lighting, the human forms were portrayed as God’s beautiful creations, which demanded a lot of respect. It made the artists study anatomy so that they could paint and curve the human body beautifully, which could be viewed in several art works. European art portrayed the human figures accurately (Heinrich 67). In essence, the artistic sculptors made people fall in love with the real human form. Besides, these paintings portrayed some elements of civilization, according to illumination that light provides in various arts.
For example, Tintoretto’s work “The Last Supper” (figure 2) is a true reflection of humanity as depicted by light. Indeed, this art work goes against the classical paintings, which failed to reflect the human characteristics due to lack of adequate lighting and ventilations. In this art work composition, Christ occupies the centre stage, though the table in the picture is placed in a very sharp angle that makes it appear well-illuminated. Tintoretto used some brilliant lighting in the painting to show Christ’s small figure. The scene reflects daily human activities such as event setting, attendance, eating and drinking, and presence of domestic animals. In this event, human characteristics are shown when Jesus Christ offered his body and blood to the disciples. The body and blood represented bread and wine. In the scene, there is some miraculously transformation of earthly things to divine intervention. In addition, the aspect of humanist values is the betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas Iscariot, who sits in isolation at the near end of the table. In essence, all these elements can only be observed in the art, when there is proper color, lighting, and ventilation (Hassrick and Cunningham 117).
In summary, Aesthetic experience is significant in helping a person to integrate the instructional design (ID) theory in order to determine the compatibility that exists between its distinct principles. The ancient Greece was dominated by the physical and man-made features such as ragged landscape, music. The philosophies and religion also controlled the people, where the latter belied in the existence of gods who controlled several occurrences including the human life. In this regard, color and lighting reflect human figures, which are important to the art in general and the Renaissance art in particular since they enhance human interest. Besides, they depict the religious feeling. Often, the human figures are arranged next to each other, thus, giving some significant relations, which a naturalistic view-point lacks. These artistic arrangements give unity and in-depth feeling to the piece of art work. Through such art works, human beings are given respect and dignity. In addition, important lessons and messages are passed to the next generations. Despite some sense of agitation, human figures portray nobility in Renaissance art, which can be well depicted through lighting. Depiction of the human body in Renaissance art through lighting expresses ideals of beauty that emphasized on proportionality of human structure. Human body parts such as arms and legs must be represented in proportion to the others. This ideal led to analytical study of human geometry and sex biology among various artists, which revealed a lot about the artists’ personal outlook.