When we analysing artworks we can talk about the structural frame or structural properties. We have looked mainly at the structural characteristics of Fauve paintings.
STRUCTURAL FRAME = HOW AN ARTWORK IS ORGANISED AND CONSTRUCTED, WHAT ELEMENTS OR PRINCIPLES OF ART DOES IT USE?
SO WHAT ARE THE STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF FAUVIST WORKS?
They saw colour as their main focus
They used bright, non-descriptive, unnatural colour.
They often used loose, painterly brush strokes.
They painted with bold flat shapes.
The Fauves moved away from the traditions of Impressionism and representation in art, towards abstraction.
In summary, the structural properties are:
- Colour was their main focus.
- Bright, non-descriptive, independent colour.
- Strong loose, painterly brush strokes.
- Bold flat shapes.
- Strong bold lines.
- Distorted and abstracted the subject.
- Decorative patterns.
When we analysing artworks we can also talk about the subjective elements or features of the work.
SUBJECTIVE FRAME = PERSONAL
SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SUBJECTIVE PROPERTIES OF FAUVIST WORKS?
Joyful, carefree mood expressed.
They acted with instinct when choosing colour (rather than descriptive colour).
In summary, the subjective properties are:
- Expressive brushstrokes.
- Joyful, carefree mood expressed.
- Instinctive use of colour (rather than descriptive colour).
- What are the main characteristics of Fauvism?
- Name the three Fauve artists we looked at?
- What does the art term structural mean?
- What does the art term subjective mean?