In art three I learned a lot and I grew as an artist. We studied new ideas and concepts that I have never worked with before. These contemporary artists and ideas really challenged me to learn and go outside my normal artistic realm.
The first pieces I am going to elaborate on are my anatomical pieces. I did three pieces that work as a mini collection. When I was first presented with this project, I read the assignment of working with postmodern principles and immediately was trying to think of ideas to work with juxtaposition. But I quickly became stomped it unsatisfied with any of my ideas. So, I decided to take a break and watercolor a skin cross-section and label it. Then it came to me. I could do this and it would be text in art. Before this project I hated the idea of texting art but after I was very satisfied. And now I have a new respect for postmodern principles.
The second piece I will elaborate on was for the project we got assigned by being given an essential question. "What is something you never got to say?" We also had to use print on in someway. My piece was called "Thank You".I chose the idea of an industrial background with the flower vase I made my background by using a linoleum block. I was in credibly happy with how it turned out and it really made me appreciate print some more that is because really made me appreciate print more because it is very difficult to carve.
Overall I really learned a lot in art three and it really challenged me to think outside the box. Now I have more respect for contemporary art.
Harbor Scene with St. Paul's Departure from Caesarea
Immediately once I saw this piece I loved it. The colors are bright and cheery yet is a classic European piece. I like the sense of community that is felt by the people of the harbor. I am naturally drawn to pieces that are beautifully a classic
For my project the thing I never got to say was "Thank You". My concept was that so often in you're life people will say things to bring you down, people will leave you and people will make you think less of your self. We usually look at this from a negative prospective but I chose to look at it from a positive perspective. I am so thankful for those people and the things they did because if they didn't do those things I wouldn't be the same person I am today and im greatful for that. So I never got the chance to say "Thank You". I represented this in my art by taking a linoleum block and carving a industrial design with sharp things, nails, screws and gears. Then I chose black and grey to overlap the prints for the background. On another sheet of paper I painted a flower vase with acrylic. Then once both pieces dried I cut out the flower vase painting and used gel medium to glue it on to the background. The industrial background represents what people have done. And the flowers are representing the "Thank You".
For this project I chose to use colored rice as my medium. I colored the rice using food coloring and water. Then I dried it out by spreading it on sheets of wax paper and allowing it to sit outside and evaporate leaving behind only a stain. After the rice dried I mounted it on poster board using glue in the shape of the USA.
The best art can come from non-traditional mediums. The use of these non-traditional mediums can hold more meaning but pose a more challenging task to worth with. Also, using more intresting creative mediums can creating a more eye catching piece and have more of an effect on the viewer.
This piece uses appropriation along with bottle caps to create an eye catching mosaic.
This piece is a dress made out of crayons. It is a combination of fashion and art.
This uses the natrual element of grass to create a question mark. Perhaps having a deeper meaning.
This is a phoenix made out of cross stitched thread.
This piece is a chair made out of water bottles.
In Olivia Gude's article on post modern principles, she talks about how the constant over teaching of the elements of art is capping the minds of art students from a young age. I agree that they are over taught and emphasized. You should allow students to explore the areas that they want and modernize the curriculum more. Because art changes over time and so should the curriculum.
In addition to talking about post modern principles she gives examples such as appropriation, juxtaposition, and text in art.
For my essential question I came up with, "How is youth captured in photography?".
I used water color and pen ink to make the Polaroid camera words and photos. Then I mounted them on a piece on illustration board painted black.
I used the baby pictures of multiple people to show how their youth is captured in photographs. And they will never be that exact age ever again except in that photograph.
The definition of art.
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
I believe that art is made by humans to be used as something of significant impact. It could be a still life of oranges or a propaganda piece from WWII. Both pieces alike can express an idea or feeling. The oranges, while seemingly ordinary and realistic can bring about happiness from its viewing. The color can capture the eye and possibly carry a deeper message. For example, the painters mother could have loved oranges and she has passed away. To the artist that painting is a representation of the dead mother. Therefore it has meaning.
For my project I chose the element of color. I used bright blended spheres of color as my emphasis.
For this project I used arylic paint, colored pencil and watercolor. I chose colored pencil because I have worked with it before eo I know some techniques of using colored pencil and im always really happy with the way it gives off such a bright color. And I chose acrylic so that it would fully cover the colored pencil.
I chose a silohette and its backround as my subject because I was trying to emphasize the importance and limit-lessness of ones thoughts.
I chose balloons as my subject because I love the way that they convey such color and freedom.