Contemporary Art Techniques: Minimalism and Found Objects

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What is the main goal of the Minimalism art movement?

To take away unnecessary elements, leaving only the essential

What is the main characteristic of Found Objects art?

Using abandoned or discarded objects to create artworks

What is the primary purpose of Large-Scale Art?

To create artworks for public view

What is Abaca primarily used for?

As a material for rope and arts

What is another use of Coconut Shells besides wood carving?

As improvised cooking utensils

What region in the Philippines is Abaca primarily found?

Bicol Region and Mindanao

What is the key aspect of an art material being accessible?

The artist can easily acquire it without much effort.

What is the primary consideration for an art material's affordability?

The artist's financial capacity to purchase it.

What is the purpose of critiquing an art technique?

To assess the suitability of the technique to the art material.

What is the ideal scenario for an artist in terms of acquiring an art material?

Acquiring a good quality art material for free.

What is an important aspect of an artist's mastery of an art technique?

The artist's high level of knowledge and skill in using the technique.

What is the relationship between an art material and an art technique?

The art technique is suited to the art material.

What is the primary material used in creating artistic mats or banig?

Palm, pandanus, or sea grass leaves

What is the characteristic of dried leaves that makes them ideal for art?

They are plentiful throughout the year

What is the common factor that determines the usefulness of available art materials?

Availability, accessibility, and affordability

Where can plant seeds be acquired from?

From farms, rural areas, and commercial stores

What is the term used to describe the art form that uses discarded materials?

Junk art

What is the characteristic of rocks and sand that allows for varied art forms?

They vary in size and color

What is the primary focus of the 'materials' in a production?

The concept expressed through art

What is the term for the mediums, machinery, tools, or equipment used in a production?


What type of arts present stories, images, representations, or symbols?

Representational Arts

What is the term for the team of people assigned to a specific role in a production?


What is the term for the object, person, scenery, or color represented in an artwork?


What is the term for the physical materials used in an artwork?


What is the primary function of an artist's instrument or medium?

To convey the artist's message in an artistic manner

What is the term for the physical characteristics of an art?


Which member of the production team is responsible for creating the storyline and/or script?

Concept writer

What is the primary role of the producers in the production team?

To produce machineries and manage the manpower

Which element of art is NOT mentioned in the passage?


What is the primary function of the researchers in the production team?

To research and ensure a properly contextualized and well-informed production

Study Notes

Common Techniques in Contemporary Arts

  • Minimalism: an artistic movement that seeks to eliminate unnecessary elements, leaving only the essential.
  • Found Objects: using discarded materials to create unique artworks that tell a story and offer diverse perspectives.
  • Large-Scale Art: creating massive artworks for public view to express diverse perspectives.

Kinds of Local Art Materials

  • Abaca (Manila hemp): a plant-based material used in various art forms, commonly found in the Bicol Region and Mindanao.
  • Coconut Shells (Bao): used for wood carving, cooking utensils, and other purposes.
  • Junk: discarded materials used to create junk art, often made up of plastic, wood, and metal.
  • Dried Leaves: used to create artistic mats or banig, with various colors and textures.
  • Plant Seeds: used in seed art, often found in rural areas and farms.
  • Rocks and Sand: abundant materials used in various art forms, varying in size and color.

Critiquing Available Art Materials

  • Availability: the art material must be obtainable and ready for use.
  • Accessibility: the art material must be easily acquired without much effort or difficulty.
  • Affordability: the art material must be within the financial capacity of the artist to purchase or acquire.

Form and Elements of Art

  • Form: the physical characteristics of an art, utilizing elements of art such as line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture.
  • Elements of Art: arranged based on the principles of design to create a masterpiece.

Critiquing Appropriate Art Technique

  • Appropriateness: the art technique must be suited to the art materials and the kind of art being created.
  • Mastery: the artist must be skilled and knowledgeable of the art technique.
  • Practicality: the art technique must be feasible and effective in creating the desired artwork.

Materials, Machine, Manpower, and Subject

  • Materials: the artwork presented on a production, such as scripts, music, and lyrics, or choreography.
  • Machine: the mediums, machinery, tools, or equipment used in a production.
  • Manpower: the team of people assigned to specific roles, such as directors, producers, choreographers, dancers, artists, or crew.
  • Subject: anything represented in an artwork, including objects, people, scenery, colors, and more.

Explore the concepts of Minimalism and Found Objects in contemporary art, where simplicity and creativity come together to create unique and thought-provoking artworks. Learn how artists use essential materials and discarded objects to tell stories and convey messages.

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