Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Final Blog Post!

For my final project, I used the style of Henri-Edmond Cross and twisted the Impressionistic and Pointillistic style into a more modern style of Impressionist art. I wanted to pick something out of the ordinary to be my center piece for the painting so I chose a jellyfish and an octopus. Cross painted sea schemes but only painted the ocean waves so I wanted to go deeper into those waves and paint what lies on the ocean ground.
The jelly fish and the octopus has a blue background with white paint almost scraped on. I used this technique as my impressionistic, blotchy, stroke technique. At the bottom I added the dark thick strokes to incorporate a little bit of the actual style. The jellyfish and octopus are created out of vibrant, bright colors that would not be seen on these creatures. This is another aspect I put a twist on. The colors and the bright strokes make the painting pop and moves your eye all around the painting. I painted with thick paint to create actual texture and added the white to make it look perceived texture in the photos.
The focal point of the jelly fish is the bright yellow and red in the head of the body. The variety of colors in the tentacles quickly moves your eye from the head to the bottom of the painting. for the octopus, the bright red tentacle pulls your eye in and the brighter greens and reds move your eye around the piece. The darker tentacles in the background are the last ones to be spotted since they kind of fade in the background.

The literal answer to the question you asked would be the paint, paintbrushes and left over Bristol and drawing paper that I did not use. I took away a lot of techniques that I learned in the class such as new painting styles and how to paint with ink. Your class made me go out of my element and paint more abstract paintings which I turned out to really enjoy. The only thing that I would comment on to make the class better would be the amount of writing that is attached to the class. I liked writing thEblog posts but I would rather spend more time painting and drawing than writing the blog posts. overall loved your class!

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.