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 The Homonym Approach to Art Theory for Community College Students

I.     Definitions   (Etymology)

II.    How do you know it’s Art   (Epistemology)

III.   Apples, Oranges & Drano  (Taxonomy)

IV.   Priests, Kings, Shamans & Chiefs   (Mythology)

V.     Beauty   (Plato)

VI.    Representation  (Mimesis)

VII.   The Art Document   (Anthropology)

VIII.  The Art Object  (Capitalism)

IX.    Capitalism   (Marxism)

X.     The Expanding Discourse   (Feminism)

 

The Chronological Approach to Art Theory for High School Students

I.     Pre-modern (pre-1860′s): Priests, Chiefs and Kings

II.    Modern (1860′s – 1960′s): Self Expression, Individualism and Genius

III.   Postmodern (post-1960′s): Understanding Understanding

 

The Art School Approach to Art Theory for Graduate Students

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Featured image:      Art 055 student, Patricia Hill      Abstract No. 5       Digital Painting, 2010

 

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