Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whitescapes


The first image was taken with no overhead light, where the second image there was a light shining directly on the objects. In the top photo the white paper and white charger cable have a cream/gray tint to it, whereas in the second photo with the extra light, the objects appear to have a blueish tint to them.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Escaping Flatland

This article was difficult to comprehend at first, however I found it to be very interesting. It gave perspective on much of art is lost viewing it on a two-dimensional screen. We lose the connection that the artist intended between the art and the viewer. The art work in a way is distorted because it is viewed in pixelated form rather than how the artist really intended it to look. There may be slight differences in color, texture, and composition. This article made me think about how often I view things through two dimensional whether its on social media, on a tv screen, or in a book rather than in its natural form.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

 Two insights that I gained from the reading are that the human eye is the origin of perspective and the other is that cameras, images, and artwork gave us the ability to distort original perspective so that an imagine can be seen the same by everyone.
I found it interesting when the author was describing the sense of seeing and said that we must use words to explain what isn’t seen, but the sense of seeing came before words. Each person views the image differently through their own eyes. How people than interpret that image and recreate it, is what gives us perspective.

Cameras take away our ability to recreate the image we see with our own two eyes. The picture that the camera produces is its own unique perspective and the camera could have captured every image in many different ways. Cameras also give us the ability to share perspectives and images with the rest of the world.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Although I was unable to attend BMA with class, I found the pictures that my friend took to be interesting and unique. My favorite of the pictures and artwork is the sculpture done by Jimmy Joe Roche. I think this piece is unique because it was used for psychological tests and then turned it into an art work by adding colors. The lines, symmetry, and color in this sculpture are aesthetically pleasing. The complexity of the pattern resembles a brain and what ones thought process may be.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I found this article to be very interesting. One part that I found particularly interesting was when Calvino talked about that two different imagination processes. The first is through reading and transferring words to images and the other is through images that produce a verbal conclusion. Imagination plays a large role in my life, especially in sports. Before a big game or run test, I imagine myself succeeding before doing the real thing and often times it is beneficial. Imagination is unique to each individual in that everyone produces a different image through verbal words and vis versa.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Art is an unique way to express feeling, emotion, and perspective. I thought the question, 'Can art change the world?' was particularly interesting. I believe that art can change the world and is necessary. Not only does art add beauty to the world, but it also allows people to express themselves. In the article, The Whole Ball of Wax, Jerry Saltz discusses the meaning of art through philosophy and how it impacts the mind and other peoples thoughts. I agree with this statement. A single painting can be viewed by many different people in many different ways. Different people get different emotions for artworks and have different viewpoints and perspectives about the work. Art has a way of explaining things through unique interpretations. It can be abstract or realistic; it can be simple or complex, which makes art complicated and intriguing.