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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