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.