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  • Graphic Arts

    Graphic Arts in the Digital Age

    11 pages Topic overview

    Graphic arts underwent a tremendous amount of change in the latter half of the twentieth century. Up until then, the process of creating advertisements, political announcements, posters, and other types of visual...

    From Graphic Arts Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Graphic Arts

    The Foundations of Graphic Arts

    12 pages Topic overview

    Not until the late nineteenth century, known as the Victorian era, did the concept of graphic design become widely known in Western society. For the first-ever world's fair, known as the Great Exhibition of 1851, Queen...

    From Graphic Arts Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Graphic Arts

    The Art of the Poster

    13 pages Topic overview

    One popular kind of graphic art is the poster. Long before radio, television, and the Internet, people all over the world depended on posters as a means of advertising their services or products or promoting an upcoming...

    From Graphic Arts Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Impressionism

    An Eye on Everyday Life

    15 pages Topic overview

    A visitor strolling through an art gallery in the early to mid-1800s expected to be impressed, and the most renowned artists of the time did not disappoint. They painted massive works with themes of historical,...

    From Impressionism Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Impressionism

    Capturing the Light

    14 pages Topic overview

    The French Impressionists were passionate about many aspects of their work. When it came to capturing light effects, though, this passion was so intense that it sometimes bordered on obsession. The Impressionists painted...

    From Impressionism Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Impressionism

    Setting the Scene

    15 pages Topic overview

    The Impressionist movement began in the 1870s with a group of artists living in and around Paris, France. Most of these artists were young, and they were all talented and enthusiastic. They were eager to make a splash in...

    From Impressionism Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Animation

    Computer-Generated Animation

    12 pages Topic overview

    For more than a decade, writer-director James Cameron immersed himself in the task of inventing an entirely new world for the big screen. The result was the epic 2009 science fiction-action film Avatar, a marvel of 3-D...

    From Animation Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Animation

    Animation's Golden Age

    14 pages Topic overview

    On November 18, 1928, audiences saw—and heard—something different at the Colony Theatre in New York City. When the animated short Steamboat Willie premiered, it featured a new character, Mickey Mouse. Unlike the...

    From Animation Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Animation

    Early Animation

    12 pages Topic overview

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, before the advent of radio, television, and movies, Americans received most of their news and entertainment from newspapers. There were about twenty thousand daily, weekly, and...

    From Animation Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Animation

    Anime

    13 pages Topic overview

    In Japan animation is called anime, and there are several parallels between Japanese and American animated films. Many popular animated characters in both countries were first seen in comic books, known as manga in...

    From Animation Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Animation

    Stop-Motion Animation

    13 pages Topic overview

    In the world of animation, the stop-motion technique might be compared to creating moving three-dimensional sculptures. Unlike traditional animators who draw on flat cels, stop-motion animators bring to life objects such...

    From Animation Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Impressionism

    Tools and Techniques

    15 pages Topic overview

    In 1858 a young Claude Monet was just starting his artistic training. Monet's mentor at the time, Eugène Boudin, encouraged the seventeen-year-old student to abandon the studio and instead paint outdoors. Monet followed...

    From Impressionism Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Sculpture

    Concepts in Sculpture

    13 pages Topic overview

    In 1915 the twenty-eight-year old French artist Marcel Duchamp was living in New York City when he began collecting manufactured objects, including a snow shovel, a dog grooming comb, and a typewriter case. Within a few...

    From Sculpture Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Sculpture

    Bringing Clay to Life

    13 pages Topic overview

    Clay has long been one of the most useful substances known to humankind. A natural product of the earth, clay is extremely malleable and can be easily shaped into cups, water jugs, bricks—and works of art. When exposed...

    From Sculpture Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Sculpture

    Beauty in Bronze

    12 pages Topic overview

    Sculpting in clay, stone, or bone can be a solitary activity, performed by an individual artist with a singular vision. This is not the case for sculpting with bronze and other metals. Casting requires a team of artisans...

    From Sculpture Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Sculpture

    The Art of Found Objects

    13 pages Topic overview

    From classical Greece until the impressionist era, sculpture was largely additive, subtractive, or cast in bronze. In 1912 Pablo Picasso singlehandedly changed more than twenty-five hundred years of sculpture tradition...

    From Sculpture Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Sculpture

    Inspiration in Stone

    12 pages Topic overview

    Ancient Greek sculptors produced some of the world's most celebrated works of art, and the marble sculpture Laocoön and His Sons represents classical Greek art in its most passionate and dramatic form. In Greek mythology...

    From Sculpture Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Graphic Arts

    The Art of Selling

    12 pages Topic overview

    Graphic art is a mainstay of advertising. Whether designing a print ad for a newspaper or magazine or a colorful package for a new product, graphic artists play a key role in making the product attractive and...

    From Graphic Arts Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Graphic Arts

    The Art of Communicating

    13 pages Topic overview

    Graphic art is frequently a key element of types of communication besides advertising. Road signs that use symbols and colors to alert drivers to changing road conditions are one example. Graphic art is used to create...

    From Graphic Arts Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2015. 

  • Comic Book Art

    The Art of Telling Stories

    12 pages Topic overview

    Human thought is often sequential. In other words, humans can organize their thoughts in a straight line, linking them together in a logical progression. Asked by police to describe a bank robbery, an eyewitness is most...

    From Comic Book Art Discovering Art San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2016.