Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Final Analysis

For my final work, I took inspiration from Louise Nevelson. She was an abstract expressionist sculptor who took inspiration from nature and cubism. Her work was very layered, monochromatic, and three-dimensional.
Image result for louise nevelson  Cascade by Lousie Nevelson

For my piece, I attempted to take her idea of environmental art, as well as the whole idea of three-dimensional. But instead, my layout was on paper and cardboard, as well as the inclusion of cardboard in the sense of recycling.

The focal point is the deepest cut with the most ridges. The eye follows a zigzag path up ad down the painting.
Some of the implied lines may be the space between each cutout, and the cardboard that comes outward. Looking at it from an angle does this best.
The implied texture is the cutout, but at the same time, there is actual texture since it is a different layer of paper at each color. This as well as the cardboard that comes out a couple cm.
For color schemes, it is mostly orange blue and yellow, which would make it mostly complementary as well as the dark edges black paint. It is rather small which makes more focused on detail rather than a bigger picture.

The connotative meaning is going after the same otherworldly feel or memory type of portal feel that Louise Nevelson goes for. This is the outward and inward feeling the image provides.
Denotative is the image is actually inward and outward. There is a deep color range going in, and a dark going outward.
Ideologically it could just mean to go past the darkness that comes at us in everyday life and find the color in life.

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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