Monday, December 12, 2011

color and value research paintings and drawings

Edward Hopper, Chair Car1965.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Blue Flower, 1918.

Roy Lichtenstein, Hopeless, 1967.

The use of color in the first two paintings is different than the third in that the first two are more blended, the colors are a combination of other colors. In the third painting, the yellow, red, blue, and other colors are solids, and are separate from the other colors. The first painting uses mixing of colors to create shadows and texture, the second uses colors fading into each other also to crate shadows but more to show the change in color in the subject.

Kathe Kollwitz,  Self-Portrait, Hand at the Forehead, 1910.

Georges Seurat, Self Portrait

Monday, December 5, 2011

essential questions

We can access images of anything via the internet and snap photos with our phones, so why are drawing and painting still viable methods for making images? What can drawing and painting do that digital and photographic media can’t?
How can we use the methods, materials, and techniques used by two dimensional artists today to tell the story of our lives and to address contemporary issues?

Drawing and painting are viable methods because they are used to create art. Art is not about creating the most accurate portrayal or image, but rather an interpretation of something. Some artists may strive for creating images that are most realistic and accurate, but in general that is not the point of drawing and painting in art. Drawing and painting and show more of the artists emotions and feelings, as well is portray how the artist sees something differently than the person looking at the piece of art.
We can use methods, materials, and techniques used by two dimensional artists to tell the story of our lives the same way that any artist does. We can create art the depicts our emotions, memories, or thoughts, in abstract or concrete ways. We can address contemporary issues in the same way, portraying opinions and stories in art.