Wednesday, March 29, 2017
This is another one of Basquiats attempts to paint music. It appears to be himself playing the trumpet as the crown is above his head and the documentary we watched said he was a self taught musician. that could be why the sound of the trumpet is crossed out because he is making mistakes, however, the documentary said Basquiat did that to draw attention to the sound.
I've decided to move in a different direction for my final project. I was inspired to create an acrylic painting based off of Leonid Afremov's artwork. Afremov's work entails cityscapes and landscapes that are converted into vivid colorful imagery. In the midterm project, I was influenced to create a self-portrait based on a painting made by Salvador Dali that incorporated a scenic background to create the face of a woman. Instead of continuing with the self-portrait, my focus has now shifted towards making paintings related to nature and landscape scenery. Leonid's work stood out because it was filled with colors and I also liked how he made the colors reflect in the water. My plan is to take photographs of nature around campus. These photos will be transformed into acrylic-based paintings by applying the same technique Afremov used - palette knife style to generate layers of colorful paint.
August Edouard was a french-born portrait artist who specialized in silhouette portraits. He worked in England, Scotland and the United States throughout the 19th century. For the projects leading up to the final I want to paint silhouettes of my family members doing the things they love on a creative background. An example would be my little sister loves to do gymnastics, so I will take a picture of her paint the background and fill her in with black. The next project would be of my other sister juggling and the third project would be both of my parents painted together. For the final project I want to do a reverse silhouette of myself and do an ocean theme for the actual painting of my head.
For my final works, I intend to stick with Chuck Close and Robert Silvers. Both artists use grid work to create their final pieces, though Close uses paint whereas Silvers uses a photomosaic algorithm. After dabbling in paint for the midterm project, I think I might be interested in using photography more heavily for this project. I have not yet decided on the theme that this last project will take, but I think that I will continue to use portraits as Close and Silvers both do.
I want to change my final art project person to Rene Magritte. After seeing works that Victoria did on her midterm, I loved the way she based her works off of hers. For my final project, I want to base it all around my favorite singer: Luke Bryan. I would love to make my final piece similar to the one above except it would be Luke looking out into a crowd during a concert.
Mads Perch is a well know projection artist who projects mesmerizing images onto his subjects. I chose his work because he has the best examples of what I have in mind for my final project. This piece projects what seems to be the universe onto his subject. However, my concept was an original idea that I wanted to pursue. I named my body of work Misguided Projections. With the concept I will be projecting different images that gives insight on a certain topics such as depression and anxiety.
I chose Tom Wesselman because I really enjoy his pop art, it so simple but yet so different. I love how he takes advantage of bright colors because you don't really see that anymore. He also is one to have a main theme throughout his work, but he does it in a way that is not obvious. What inspired me most about him is his pop up art and that is the goal for my final project. For my final project I am looking to paint fruit, so I want to do it in such a way that it pops out at you and it looks some what three dimensional and that is why I am using him as an inspiration.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
For my final, I am going to stick with Rembrandt's etchings as my inspiration for my pen and ink. I think I will continue with pen and ink because I do not want to experiment with a media I am unfamiliar with. However, for my midterms I did more close-up, detailed images whereas for the fourth piece I did a more larger scale of a cityscape and like the way it turned out so I may go in that route for my final. I like the way this particular etching called "View of Amsterdam" is a more further back view of a city and therefore not as detailed, yet still complete.
"The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte is a really cool surrealistic piece that I found. He painted it as a self portrait. He is known for being one the most well known surrealist painters in the world. He is also known for being witty and thought provoking images. This image sort of went along with what I want to do for my final. One of my favorite bands (twentyonepilots) has a song called, "We Don't Believe What's on Tv." They also wear these red suits on stage. So I was planning on drawing a man with a red suit and a tv as a head with color bars on the screen.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Its a cow and chicken being preserved in fluid, but it reminds me of the chinese zodiac. I don't think its fair that the rooster is being ignored in the title, since it is above the cow. Also, i feel like it may be a comment on the agricultute industry, since its preserving things that may be seen as a dying thing such as family farms. Or a constant thing, like food. Maybe its just a comment on how bad eating preserved foods are...or why i think rooster and cow in framaldahyfe remind me of food.
I chose this picture because I am a Disney fanatic. Damien Hurst was asked to make an artwork of Mickey and this is the result. What I really enjoy about this art work is that instead of drawing Mickey he uses shapes to form Mickey and it is just phenomenal how shapes put together can make an actual image. It may be very plain and simple, but it looks perfect just like that. As one sees the artwork it is instantly recognizable since he is such a powerful icon.There was a reason why he chose to do shapes and the reason is that Disney is all about children and shapes are something children can relate to and understand. I love it !
Damien Hirst created his first spot painting in the mid-1980s. He claims to have only painted the first few dozen himself leaving the rest for his assistants. These paintings look like they have be painted by a machine due to the layout and color schemes. The spots range from the sizes of pinholes to 60 inches across. The piece above was taken from his pharmaceutical collection. Each piece in this collection is named after chemicals. The only commonality that I could find between the chemicals and the paintings were a sense of artificialness. The drugs that he used are not naturally found in nature and the grid like paintings seem to lean towards machine/human production than natural production.
This piece by Hirst is called "The Incredible Journey." I chose this piece because I thought it was very compelling. Rarely ever do we get to look at an animal such as a zebra up close where we are able to observe every detail. I also think Hirst's style is very different and unlike any other other artist. I also like the complexity of some of his pieces and the simplicity of some of his other pieces.
I chose the piece "Killing Time" by Damien Hirst, created in 2008 because it intrigued me in various ways. While I was looking through all of his work, this one seemed very different. He loves to sculpture animals in his art however, this one has more of a plain feel. Its very relatable; which pulls your mind to start thinking about what the meaning could be behind it. Inside the box figure is a desk, chair and water bottle; with that it resembles an area for work. It can encourage the idea of an enclosed area and how sometimes people may feel claustrophobic while they work or that they feel a need to escape within their job. I enjoy this piece very much and felt it was most appropriate to blog.
This piece by Damien Hirst is titled "Cock and Bull". The piece is seen is Mark Hix's hot spot called "The Tramshed" which is a popular restaurant (featuring a downstairs art gallery every 6 weeks) in London. The piece claims to bring light and an artistic vibe to the restaurant. I like this piece because I thoroughly enjoy how creative and unique Hirst's "Natural History" series is. Also, the location of this piece is fun since people can eat a piece of pork and see the literal animal that gave him/her the pork they are eating.