Thursday, November 4, 2010
After a Halloween visit from the Ghost of Francisco Goya (18th century Spanish painter). Students in Art 1 created a mural in his style. Goya is known for his "dark" imagery, which was a metaphor for the troubling times he lived in.
Here are some details from the work...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Look how Anne uses painted images on the SURFACE of the ceramic to lure you into viewing the work from all sides. She uses images, words, and colors to develop a story and personality that is matched by the SHAPE of the piece.
See more of her work here...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque worked together to create an earth shattering new form of art- CUBISM!!! Their idea of painting to describe all views of the objects, lead to a revolution of the artist's place in creating art.
The images above are:
If a camera can take the picture, what can the artist do that is better?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
WOW!! Here it is almooooooost done! Looks good! The whole image will not "match" completely, that's part of the individuality of the project. :-)
Look how much detail is in each piece, and the care and CRAFTSMANSHIP of their work!!!
The original photo is an Ansel Adams portrait of Weston. Both were photographers with astounding vision and technical skills.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Look how Riley used lines that are similar in shape, distance and thickness to make her art. She is known as an "OP"artist- the work makes an optical "shimmer" or sense of movement...
When she changes the line thickness and spacing of lines, the visual effect is dramatic!
See more about the artist and her work, here...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Here is a full- on right brain activity..... wonderful training to "see" shapes, angles and distances...
Because the drawing you are copying is upside down, your left brain can not work it out, and your RIGHT brain takes over! Start by looking where the drawing hits the edges, and work your way through the piece...
Here is the handout and the image to copy...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Mehretu, and Ethiopian born artist, creates large drawings. Her work is a response to city environments, the internet and the overwhelming layers of data that we live with and in today...
Her drawings are created by layering marks over a period of time. The marks are varied in size, shape, and transparency.... Some of the marks are traced from architecture, maps or other images.
The resulting effect is a "cloud" of lively marks, some you can identify, others remind you of feelings or actions. The work changes as you view it from different distances...
See the video here...