Friday, April 6, 2012
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This woodcut, Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, is extremely intricately done. There looks to be hatching strokes and the use of line to create shadowing and different values of light and dark. The print also “follows” many of the other principals and elements of art. For example, the rule of odds, there are three animals to create a natural looking scene. There is an intricate use of organic shape that creates the trees, sky, and ground of the print. The artist also creates space in this print.
- John Marchetti
This is a two plate mixed media etching by Glulla Zaniol. This is an image of the parliament building in London. I think this is a very unique iece because it has many different aspects to it. The buildings and the objects in the foreground like the railing, bench and the angel, all seem to lack or have dim colors. The sky water and the ground on the other hand are very colorful and bright. It seems like the color was added over the etching of the lines of the etching that make up the picture.
The intaglio art piece called Butterfly, was created by Ambera Wellmann. The viewer can tell the artist used intaglio because if you look closely, you can see where there is more depth in the picture. The artist must have dug deeper towards the bottom of the art piece because the wings become very dark, and you can tell the places the artist did not dig at all because the parts are still white/cream colored. You can tell this was done by hand because the lines are not perfectly straight and it looks like a human created it and not a machine.
Monday, April 2, 2012
These two pieces are part of the PostSecret project. It’s a collection of over 1,000 postcards to Frank Warren. He had left postcards around places asking people to mail them in to him. The people are allowed to express any feeling, secret, etc with their postcard anonymously. There are literally hundreds of the postcards that I like but I only chose two so that everyone could get the idea of the art project. Everyday people who could be anyone on the street uses whatever means they want to express their secret. I first discover PostSecret in my early teens and marveled at how courageous people were to express their deepest darkest secret to the world. To me, this is art in one of the purest forms because it is real. It’s about real people and those people expressing things that they normally couldn’t.