Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Visual Analysis on Post Modernism Project

                 For my project, the denotative aspects consisted of my photo-shopped image of a street with the right side a blur and the left side with a castle in the background. (the castle was a separate image I photo-shopped on the picture of the street). The paint on the piece drags off the picture and is continued on the whole paper. There are words written in ink such as "adventure, discover, explore and life."
                 The connotative and ideological aspects pulled from my piece can mean a couple of different things.   When creating this piece, I interpreted it as the right side is like having amnesia; everything winds up being a blur and is hard to remember what happened. As you continue on the street or as you drive further on down a road, you can wind up finding a new discovery or something that has never been seen before. I wanted this piece to represent the quote, "Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated." As you drive down any road, you are exploring, adventuring, discovering new things and seeing so many unique things that you may have not noticed before.
             I wanted to add the fantasy and magical touch to the piece by adding a castle in the background just to show that anything can be discovered. Driving can be such a thrill and such an adventure to many because the roads are endless and can lead people to magnificent sights.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kubler: Shape of Time

In the document written by Kubler, The Shape of Time, I liked the analogy of using a train track to describe the path of an artist. It is important for an artist to follow on their track but keep in mind and extend their view further beyond or behind their path. Kulber separates his writing into a few sections. In talent and genius he mentions the famous artists but brings up the idea that it is not just their talent that makes them famous. It's the time, energy and power of the artist, concentration and the fortune that the author has. In the invisible chain section talks about how an artist has a chain of prior events that lead him to his art.
Kulber's writing offers a different view on the uniqueness of the artists but it also reviews the importance of each individual artwork that an artist makes and how many things contribute to that genius and famous aspect of a painter. Everyone will remember a famous artist because of all of the things that contribute to their art and their fame.

Ancient Greek Pottery Opening Ceremony

I attended the gallery opening for the ancient greek pottery display that is in the gallery right now. I find it pretty amazing how pottery was used to convey stories and how each different display holds a different story. For instance, in the top picture, there are two eyes painted on the sides which in Greek, is a symbol to ward of evil. In the middle of the eyes, there are two male figures. It's just interesting to look at a piece and try and figure out which each symbol means or the story behind the art on the pottery.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Data Visualization

Data visualization is when you create an image, or diagram or object to represent a message. The video I watched was pretty interesting. I learned that a piece of work is deemed successful when you are able to use complex data and display it in a way that is simple and understood. Creating images using data can be very complicated for many people but if a person is able to display the data and have others view it and understand it, then the data visualization succeeded. Another interesting thing I heard in the video was that people need to start using data to learn new things and not to confirm data. This is how many people are going to learn so many more things.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

White Balance

I used a white index card and placed it on the shades in my room. Between these two photos, I noticed the difference in shades on the curtain and index card when I turned the light on and off. One picture has more color to it in the corner compared to the other one which is more of a grey tone. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

John Berger: Ways of Seeing

                  I chose to watch the video on John Berger: Ways of Seeing on YouTube. It started off with talking about cameras and how before cameras were invented, everyone saw art standing in front of it at a museum. "I am an eye, a mechanical eye. I the machine show you a world the way only I can see it." I really thought this quote was a neat way to depict the role of a camera when it takes a picture of art. The invention of camera changes the way we things now. We can see details that weren't possible to see before.
                 Berger brings up the topic of paintings and how there are so many copies around the world. He says that the reproductions are distorted and are not identical. He also says that the original art is unique and authentic which I agree with. On the other hand though, if someone copied an actual painting and it was spot on, I most likely would not be able to tell you if the painting was the original or not so I would find the copy still unique. Berger definitely a passionate guy when he comes to talk about what he believes in.
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