The Great Courses

1. http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/the-creative-thinker-s-toolkit.html

2. How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals 

3. The Word’s Greatest Paintings

4. 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World

5. How to look at and Understand Great Art

6 Art And Visual Perception by Rudolf Arnheim

  • Balance and Human mind
  • The Structure skeleton: eye movement
  • Visual shape characters
  • What look lifelike ?
  • Drawing as motion: impressive and movement, rhythm
  • Space in 3D vision by overlapping,
  • Light
  • Color:
    • pairs: woodworth and Schlosberg
      • red – bluegreem
      • orange- green blue
      • yellow – blue
      • yellow green- violet
      • green – purple
    • Reactions to color: strong expression
    • Movement: similtaneity and sequence: direction, speed
    • Dynamic, illusion, tension: length of lines, reputation, deformation
  • Harmony:  Hue, brightness, saturation : Paul Klee ” Canon of color totality”
  • Expression: Expression embedded in structure, symbolic reflection, visual daily life

7. The Psychology of Art and the Evolution Of the Conscious brain

Discuss some Virtues of Vision, refresh and direct them by Artists, Art theorists, Art Educators: realm of the psychologist, the processes of creating or experiencing art, exploration of the human personality to develop art from concepts.

  • Balance with visual experience is dynamic. What are the perceptual forces ? illusions.

Physical (balance : size, color, direction) and Psychological balance ( equilibrium: weight (location, spatial depth) and direction)

  • Shape: impressive variety of reactions:
    • Symmetry enhanced
    • Nonfitting detail isolated
    • Over-all shape simplified
    • Closing of boundaries
    • Receptition of similar shape
    • Subdivision enhanced
    • Change from oblique to vertical
  • Form: The visible shape of content: abstract form of the visual subject ( orientation in space)
  • Growth through the intellectualistic theory: representational concepts: visual creation grows by what we know rather what we see through sensory experience: the abstraction, the concept, metaphor behind : visual concept : telling experineces, “ring a bell”
  • Space:
  • Color:
  • Movement
  • Dynamics
  • Expression: recording shapes, distances, hues, motions

7.  The Psychology Of Art and The Evolution Of the Conscious Brain by Robert L. Solso

  • Sensation
  • Form
  • Color
  • Gestalt Organization
  • Nativistic Perception
  • Directed Perception
  • Naturalistic Perception
  • Directed Perception
  • The SPS + Level 3 Method Of viewing and understanding Art 
    • Title ? Artist ?
    • Brief Description
    • Primary                                          Secondary
    • Sensory ( perceptual characteristics)
      • Visual
      • Gestalt
      • Color
      • Auditory
      • Tactile
      • Gustatory
      • Olfactory
    • Psychological Characteristics
      • Tension vs. Harmony
      • Emotional
      • Personal Meaning
    • Schema-Story Relationship:
      • Theme
      • Story
      • History
      • Intellectual/ Cognitive
    • Comprehension : Universal properties of mind and emotion
  • Art And Vision
    • Earth: gray
    • Air: Blue
    • Fire: red
    • Water: green
    • Sensational Colors: Vermilion Red, lapis and azurite blue, gold and yellow ( Red, Blue, Yellow (gold) and complements of them)
    • The Color meanings by religion beliefs, symbolize, icons, cultures
    • Impressionism: how colors create the feeling : natural light : Edmond Duranty : Katz and Dars 1997 ” From one flash of intuition to another, they have succeeded in breaking up solar light into its rays, its elements, and reconstructing it as unity by the general harmony of the iridescence they spread on their canvases ” . Monet’s work: Sunrise : logical view of motion and color.
    • The Five Facets of Consciousness
      • Attention: focus of cognizance on internal or external thing
      • Wakefulness: the continuum from sleep to alertness
      • Architectures: the processes enabled by these structures that underpin consciousness
      • Recall of knowledge: personal and world information
      • Emotive: affective associated with consciousness. expressed as a sentience , a feeling or emotion
      • Novelty: the propensity : creative, innovative items
      • emergence: consciousness deal with private, internal and self thoughts
      • selectivity: selecting a few thoughts to consider at any giving time, intrusion of new thoughts or external cues.
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