Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Often times people associate this type heart with love and may draw it, form it( with their hands for example), sculpt it, and find anyway to use it when they are talking about love. In my personal life, I use it on Facebook posts, in text messages(<3), and even when doodling in class. I was having trouble picking the right picture for this blog until I realized that even if the form of art isn't extravagant or breath-taking, it is still art.
The WTC Memorial holds a special place in my heart for several reasons. Sadly as a result of these attacks, many of us have lost loved ones, family and friends. The memorial in particular is a beautiful place to record and commemorate the events of a day that will never be forgotten. I hope and predict that in the very distant future that this memorial remains untouched and left in its original condition. On the day of the attacks many people used art to express their emotions and support for those who mourned the losses of loved ones and for their own comforts. Now, ten years later, I saw many people sketching over the names of their loved ones in order to frame it and hold onto their spirit in some way (see photo, Google searched). In addition to the commemoration, the WTC Memorial is a beautiful park that houses a museum and two fountains in place of the original towers. Each of the fountains are surrounded by the names of the 3,000 + lost lives. The details are amazing at this memorial. The names of the lost lives are lit up, while the fountains flow water into a large basin in which the tower sat and then a smaller basin that appears dark. Though the memorial may bring sadness upon us, it truly is a beautiful place to commemorate and record a day in history. Take a look at this book: Art for Heart: Remembering 9/11.
This picture shows the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Canada. The Chateau is now a hotel, which I have stayed at. As both a past home and now a hotel, the building is far more opulent than a traditional home or hotel. The architecture reveals that whoever designed it wanted it to be a work of beauty and not just functional. As with many castles and great estates, there is an element of art because it is designed to show both beauty and power in addition to serving a necessary function.
Hi my name is Pam Cousoulis. I am a freshman majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. My last formal experience with art was junior year of high school, and I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping to gain a better understanding of the art that is already around me.
When it comes to art, I have had no art classes other then the general classes through out school. I always find myself doodling though. I see myself as more of a vocal artist. I love singing and I have written many songs. I have a way with words, but not so much with crayons and paints. I am looking forward to this class though and learn more about a side of art that i have not been exposed to all that much.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hey everyone! I'm Dana-Lynn :) I'm a freshman and a health studies major. I took this course because I feel that I have more of an interest in art classes rather then theatre or music. I have a basic knowledge of art because I took classes in it all throughout school as a required course. I agree that art can be found everyday, basically everywhere you look and has a huge impact on everyone's life. Also, I'm excited to gain a further understanding of art while taking this course.
with a minor in Anthropology. I'm a bookworm by nature, I love staying
in and just spending time with my family and boyfriend, and I love
playing Call of Duty. I had all the basic art classes throughout
elementary and middle school. The last art class i had was in my
senior year for a semester. I've always enjoyed observing art and
can draw up things in my mind, but putting them on paper never exactly
works out. So I hope to be able to observe new works of art and be able
to know exactly what I'm viewing, meaning I'd know how the artist performed their work.
Hi! I'm Sarah Mustafa, a freshman at MU. I'm a biology major with a concentration in cell molecular physiology and this is my second semester here. I've taken two art classes while in high school. I'm not very good, but I really love making art. In fact, I love looking, thinking, creating anything art! Taking art appreciation was an opportunity for me to revisit my love for art while also fulfilling a course requirement. I'm excited to see all this class has to offer and all of the new things I will be exposed to over the course of this semester.
- Sarah Mustafa
The name is Vincent Grimaldi, born at the age 0, in Long Branch N.J. I am an avid hunter, and enjoy the shooting sports. As you notice the fish tank in the picture, this shows you that I also fish. Having a major in Computer Science, you may think I don't appreciate art. Well surprisingly enough I do. The closest I've been to art is watching Bob Ross on Youtube. He gave me the appreciation for art.
hey whats up class, my name is Reid I'm from Denville New Jersey. I am a freshman in my second semester here at monmouth and i am a health studies major. I took a couple of art classes in high school and my dad is an art teacher/artist so I have been around artsy people my whole life. in this class i would like to learn how to critique my dads paintings.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Hey people people. The name is Emily and I’m a senior graduating in May. My major is psychology and I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life. I needed an extra class for the semester and I’ve always loved art, so why not this class? I love art and took it all four years in high school; I still mess around with water colors here and there, but not as much as I would like. Things to do, people to see, places to go, ya know? I hope to learn about newer artists that I haven’t heard of before and hope to be inspired to create more often.
Hey guys I'm Lex. I'm a freshman and I grew up in Allendale and Waldwick and attended Northern Highlands Regional High School. As a freshman and sophomore in high school I took photo classes and really enjoyed learning about different photographers and famous photos. I've visited many museums in the past and really liked the ones I saw in NYC, Amsterdam, and Paris. I'm majoring in social work and am considering a minor in photo. I'm hoping this class with continue to strengthen the interest I do have in art and teach me more than I already know.
Hi fellow classmates - my name is Eileen Jones. I am a student in Communications, as well as an employee at MU in the Foreign Language Studies Department. I've always had an interest in art and have taken some classes in Feng Shui and Interior Design. I have 3 daughters - two of them are graphic artists and one is a chemical engineer with an interest in photography.
Hi, my name is Michelle Levash and I am a freshman at Monmouth. I am an Education English major and plan to teach students with disabilities as a career. I did not take many art classes in High School but I did take Photography. I am excited to learn about art in this class as I do not know much about it. I am going to Italy this summer so I hope to learn a lot about Italian art and sculpture so I can better appreciate some of the wonderful pieces I will see on my trip.
Hey what's up everybody! My name's Alfonso Robles, but everyone I know calls me Fonz or Fonzie. I just transferred to Monmouth this spring semester as a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice looking to pursue a career in Federal Law Enforcement. Although I'm taking this class as an elective, I was always pretty interested in Art since I took art throughout high school, messed around with graffiti art a little and recently took part in photography shoots. I look forward to learning more about what this class has to offer as the semester progresses.
Hi I'm Angelica Barbosa and I am a freshman here at monmouth. I am an english education major and have very little interest in pursuing art in the future but I find it interesting The last art class I have taken was senior year of high school and it was a 3D design class, but I have taken at least one art class every year throughout middle school and high school. I chose this class because although I don't plan on doing anything art related in the future I do find it interesting and would like to learn more about it as the semester goes on.
Hi, I'm Rose Migliara and I'm a freshman in Mullaney. I'm majoring in Elementary Education with a focus in English and hopefully a minor in Psychology. I took Art Appreciation to learn more about art because it does interest me. I'm definitely not good at creating art but I like to look at it. I took art in elementary school, junior high school, and in my freshman and senior year in high school. I hope this class is interesting and teaches me to appreciate art in different ways other than just staring at it.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
P.S. This is my lovely painting of a smiley face! As you can tell, Art Appreciation is the place for me rather than an art class where I would have to create art!
My name is Jess and I am currently a business major working toward a degree in accounting. My experience with art so far has been pretty much non-existant. I do not care to draw, paint or do much when it comes to art. I am hoping to learn to appreciate and take in art around me as I work through this course.
My name is Sara Jane Berman. I am a junior majoring in English and Secondary Education. The last art class I took was freshman year in high school. While anything I draw is usually in the form of stick figures, I do enjoy looking at and observing art. In this class, I hope to better understand art.