Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Post Modern

The Denotative meaning of my piece is kind of jumbled up, the prompt I used was innocence, and so my art focused on the loss of it more than the securing of it. I displayed this with pop cultural as well as mythological things. Some images I used were pandora's box, the garden of Eden, and Calvin and Hobbess. I tried to use more dark undertones and cut my images into pieces to show separation, as well as some distortion between the images.

The connotative meaning is just the loss of innocence for all people. I personally don't know anyone who is completely innocent, and most people have some stain. Not that it's a bad thing it's just the way it is. The ideological meaning is less sure, but I would say that is is probably how it's a never ending circle in most aspects of human life. Regadless of what you talk about chances are that it has lost some of it innocence or will.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Post Modernity

The readings on post modernism were a little bit confusing during the first reads, and I found myself having to reread sentences two or three times. The idea of art now in the current era of post modernity being so expansive and different than ever before is definitely interesting and relatable. It makes sense even on a personal level with how many aspects of each culture goes into one thing, opposed to what was the norm before with art being specific to an area. The example of Van Gough's painting of the shoes struck me since we looked at it, and I did not draw as much out of it as Jameson. But it still is clear that it does represent one solid idea rather than breaching across many different borders of culture. It is an interesting idea to think about.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TIme's Shape

The Shape of Time was interesting in how it displayed everything's interconnectedness. The whole aspect of everything being placed in extension of people around you and all based on circumstance is interesting and deep but at the same time it seems almost sad. That even though it is art and it is a self-expression, it isn't purely one person but everything else surrounding. And yet its reception is based upon the peers that surrounded it. It kind of downplays the magnificence of a virtuoso, but at the same time is shows just how amazing it is that there is someone with that talent at that time. The idea of an invisible chain as events that lead and follow from each action shows how deep the human connection of each person it.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Greece Pottery

The Art Venue on Thursday featuring Greece pottery was interesting with all the art in something so small. The only modern day equivalent might be coffee mugs with any feature of art. But these don't even come close to the same level of intricacy or care in on each pot. Not only this but the fact that so many of them were so well preserved.

At the same time, the one that was in pieces featuring griffins was the most aged and personally resonated more with me. It was amazing to see how well preserved they were, but being able to see the effect time had on the broken pot was more interesting to me. It was still easy to tell it was a pot before, but the age was another form of art that added to it. Just the idea that the they were thousands of years old is mindblowing.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Data Visualization

The entire aspect of the Art of Data Visualization was a little hard to grasp at first but I think I started to understand further in. The entire idea of putting forth an image to convey a message to people who have not been exposed to said message is more complex than explainable it seems. But data visualization looks to be about being able to make something complicated approachable and understandable withing a short amount of time to everyone capable of recognization and recalling memories and thoughts. The whole idea of being able to share ideas and thoughts through images and collaboration in the hopes of inspiring some people to take it even further or jus to learn seems to be one of the most human things possible. The idea of Data visualization goes beyond the idea of just portraying an image in hopes of resemblance, but actually capturing a certain level of gravity of whatever topic with visual stimulation. At least that's what it seems to be to me.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

White Balance

The top picture has a keyboard with the white backdrop of a bristol pad. On the top picture, the light is coming from the right is yellow which makes the two whites closer to an ivory or beige. The bristol pad personally seems more white, while the plastic material of the keyboard has a tiny amount of light gray (possibly from the shadow)

On the bottom, the light featured is a more is coming from above and is more white. The keyboard still seems less white, white an even more ivory tone coming through. At the same time, the bristol pad has a brighter more pure white coming through.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Buzzfeed advertisement

I've never been a big fan of facebook, and it seems like most people just use it to avoid conversation with people right in front of them. So I took probably one of the most successful facebook page's ad, buzzfeed, and tried to make it more clear what the message of their advertisement really was. So interpreted it the way I read it, and changed the text as well as inserting a picture of something most people would consider fun or adventurous. (The second picture inserted was supposed to be a man with virtual reality goggles on.)

The denotative message of the advertisement seems to promote laziness, and instead of doing things that are important, just sit back and watch videos instead. It does this through a white texts that pops with a colorful gradient that has a feeling of relaxation.

The connotative message is that whatever you're doing isn't actually that important. Since it doesn't really matter you should do whatever we're saying to instead.

The ideological message looks to be one that maybe aims to keep middle to lower class people in the same financial class by keeping them in a bubble of anti-productivity. Maybe even to hinder the social aspect of being a human, being everyday conversation with people around you.