Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is a great example of visual/implied texture. You cannot physically touch what's in the picture because it is flat, but it looks like you can. The small brush strokes in the sky makes it look very rough. The blue and yellow combined also gives it a 3D effect. It creates an illusion and does not try to depict the texture of the sky itself. It tricks your mind into believe that there is something you can touch.