What is the common denominator here?
Michelangelo ( [link]
Tiffany ( [link]
René Lalique ( [link]
Christian Dior ( [link]
Fabergé ( [link]
Dale Chihuly ( [link]
William Morris ( [link]
Van Briggle ( [link]
Antoni Gaudí ( [link]
)Artisan Crafts !
Just a macro-micro list of historical artists with spectacular art to enhance our daily lives.
9 Muses and no muse was identified with the visual arts of painting and sculpture
. In ancient Greece sculptors and painters were held in low regard, somewhere between freemen and slaves, their work regarded as mere manual labor. Japan's Edo period artisan class was ranked below the samurai and the agricultural workers. WHAT ?!?!
Europes Middle Ages guilds had master artisans that were granted charters by the local sovereign authority. [They eventually came around!]
The word art is derived from the Latin "ars", which, although literally defined means, "skill method" or "technique", holds a connotation of beauty.
During the Middle Ages the word artist already existed, but the meaning was something resembling craftsman, while the word artesan was still unknown. An artist was someone able to do a work better than others, so the skilled excellency was underlined, rather than the activity field. In this period some "artisanal" products (such as textiles) were much more precious and expensive than paintings or sculptures.Applied arts
refers to the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use. Whereas fine arts serve as intellectual stimulation to the viewer or academic sensibilities, the applied arts incorporate design and creative ideals to objects of utility, such as a cup, magazine or decorative park bench.
The fields of industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, decorative art and functional art are considered applied arts. In a creative and/or abstract context, the fields of architecture and photography are considered applied arts. Decorative arts
are traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in ceramic, wood, glass, metal, or textile. The field includes ceramics, furniture, furnishings, interior design, and architecture. They are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture. Some distinguish between decorative and fine art based on functionality, intended purpose, importance, status as a unique creation, or single-artist production.Why can't we make up our minds?Lets Unite I hope we can now agree:
An artist is: A person who expresses themselves through a medium: People who use imagination, talent, or skill to create works that may be judged to have an aesthetic value.
"Technician", "entertainer" and "artisan," "fine art", "applied art", it doesn't matter. Who is going to deny that (Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Ceramicist) Picasso wasn't an artist?AC facts
Artisan jewelry dates back as far as 7000 BC when gold and copper began to be sculpted to adorn the human form. Artistic display has clearly been a function of jewelry from the very beginning. Artisan handmade jewelry is prized for its uniqueness, variety and often unsurpassed beauty. Art jewelry where design and creativity is prized above material value. Reflecting the talents of the artisan onto the wearer, the broad spectrum of artisan jewelry is available to provide satisfaction to queens, rock stars and "everyday folk." Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment. Who cared? Cro-Magnons, Aztecs, Egyptians, Greeks, Celts, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, and us! We are wearing metals, glass, wood, gemstones, shells, bone and ivory, natural clay, polymer clay, plastics.
----Fiber art and costume design
Fiber art is a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers. Weaving, felting, braiding, macramé, knitting, crochet, dyeing, quilting.
Artwear describes the making of individually designed pieces of usually hand-made clothing as artistic expressions. The nature of the medium requires craft skills as well as artistic skills, an advanced artist can be expected to study color theory, chemistry, sewing, clothing design, and such computer skills as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping hard or plastic material; stone, metal, wood, glass, paper. Some sculptures are created directly by carving; others are assembled, built up and fired, welded, molded, or cast. The first known sculptures are from the Indus Valley civilization (3000 BCE), found in sites now known as modern-day Pakistan. The earliest art favors three-dimensional artworks over two-dimensional works. [It's public and permanent]. Now the sculpture categories have expanded to include Dolls, Floral design (Ikebana), Glassblowing, Masks, Pottery, Sugar sculpture, Light sculpture, Pumpkin carving, Blacksmithing, Basketry, Furniture making and more.
---Pottery: The art form is as old as dirt.
To contribute to Artisan Crafts Month on deviantArt I present these fine features in many materials. Please encourage our artists with a visit to their gallery and comments on their hard work. We are just like you.
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's journal entry Artisan Crafts FAQ!
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