The Art of Betye Saar By JoAnne Seth
Line • Line is (define) • It is used here, you can see… “View from the Palmist Window” (close-up)
Form • “I’ve Got Rhythm” Form is (define) Form is in this art work because it has…
Texture Texture is (define) We can see Actual and Visual Texture in this artwork called “Midnight Madonnas” (close-up)
Color & Value Color is (define) Value is (define) The artist used color and value in this work of art called “Memory Window for Anastasia”
Shape Shape is (define) The artist used shape in the art work “Personae”, when she painted dots all over it.
Space Space is (define) This image, “Buddha’s Garden” shows Space by overlapping the objects.
All Elements of Art are in “Wizard” Line is around the stars Visual Texture is everywhere There is Form in the box itself. Stars are Shape Color is used There is a little bit of a sense of space where the objects overlap You can see different values
Betye Saar Creates ASSEMBLAGE - her art work is mixed media, sometimes including drawing and painting, but more often using found objects and putting them together.
The subject of her work… • Is about racism in America • “I want my piece to crook a finger, say to viewer, check this out."
Works Cited • Netropolitan. September 23, 2007. http://www.netropolitan.org/saar/wizard.html • The Brooklyn Museum. September 24, 2007. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_base/gallery/BetyeSaar.php?i=322 • The Judson Galleries. September 20, 2007. http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles2006/Articles1006/SpiritualityA.html