Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Your pictures are all so great! I love this week's blog topic.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This is a picture that I took out at a restaurant to show my cousin the yummy food that he was missing out on. The picture captures a moment when I went out with my cousins and had a great meal. It is also capturing a piece of ephemeral art. That was not going to stay on my plate for very long, but the plate was made so beautifully. Taking a picture ensures that the “art” will last forever.
- John Marchetti
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I took these pictures this past summer. It is the coliseum in Rome, Italy. The photo's are capturing history. It is the greatest architecture by the Roman Empire, constructed from 72AD-80AD. My trip to Italy was the most amazing trip I have ever been on. There is so much history everywhere you look. All of my pictures are filled with stories, vibrant color, and endless amount of history! The coliseum was used for contests, battles, and executions. It is now one of Rome's biggest attractions and is left with a ruined look after centuries of use and natural damage. The walls of the coliseum are filled with stories and it shows through its crumbling walls.
I definitely would have to say this picture is capturing the moment because I took it in Central Park a few weeks ago because the view was so pretty and I wanted to take a picture that would show exactly what I saw at that moment. I don't think this picture is subjective or composed because I did not take a picture of a person or thing that I had to position it correctly to capture the image. This image could be taken again, showing the same exact view, but it would not be the same because it would be a different day, different people, and probably a different sky.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The type of print that I chose for this weeks blog is a relief print made from a wood carving. The relief print is from a carving of a cedar waxwing perched on top of a dead birch tree stump. In the first picture, you are able to see how the artist made the carving. The second photo is the final print that was created using the ink on the carving. In my opinion, this is a very fascinating picture that could makes lots of money. Yet, this unknown artist does not want to accept money.
This is a piece by M.C. Escher. It's called "Reptiles" and is a lithograph made in 1943. A lithograph is the method of printing when the work is etched onto a coating of wax that has been applied to a plate of lithographic stone. Only the etched piece will take up the ink, and the area that isn't supposed to be printed is treated to repel the ink. Escher is well known for doing most if not all of his works in a print form. When I first saw this, I thought it was a drawing because of all the shading and details.
This piece is titled "A Shot of Marilyn Monroe" by Andy Warhol. This is one of his most famous pieces of all
time. This specific piece has been altered countless times in all different colors and arrangements of the faces
The amountof faces change and the colors and patterns used change all the time. The fact that so many people have taken Andy Worhols piece and changed it in so many different ways shows how truly exceptional this print really is. Also the fact that is is a print makes it that easy for every person to alter it little by little and put their own spin on the piece.
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910)
An etching entitled: Twickenham Church, by Sir Francis Haden.
The tool used is a drypoint needle.
A great amount of "thick burring" for the ink placed emphasis on the left side of the etching in the details of the trees and the thicket of reeds in the foreground, as well as the figure in the center foreground.
The church is depicted in the center,background, in which thinner burrs for a lighter tone of inking was used by Haden. The same technique was used for the additional landscape and trees in the background across the right side of this piece.
Helen Aldous is an artist from England who typically works with prints but also has dabbled in using computer generated design. One thing I found interesting is that on her website she says, "Whilst enjoying the computer as a medium I have been drawn back to the hands on nature of printmaking for the satisfaction of texture and process." This shows that as an artist the easier way to make something will not necessarily yield the same end feeling. This particular work is a linocut. It is entitled "
What stood out to me was the use of color and line in this piece which makes it so striking.
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This print is called "The Union" by Lynnette Shelley. Many of her works are done with wild animals, but they are captured very graciously. She has beautiful use of color and the blending of all of them together creates the perfect feel of "union". Thick lines are used to determine edges and what belongs with what, but this just gives the print clear shapes, which continuously moves the viewer’s eye. The patterns and different textures in the back ground add space to the print, but at the same time do not take away from the details of the elephants. She really captured the beauty of these elephants.
This is a silkscreen print of Jackie Kennedy done by Andy Warhol. This print shows Warhol's trademark use of popular culture icons and bright, vibrant colors. Warhol did many silkscreens of pop culture icons. In this print, color is used effectively even though there is not a lot of variation in color. The primary colors used are black, blue, red, and beige. As seen at the tips of the hair, some of the colors bleed over. This could have been intentional or unintentional.