Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I really do not see the distinction between craft and fine art. While craft is something that is usable and art may be something pretty to look at it doesn’t mean that the useable craft item isn’t a piece of art. For example this tea pot; it has beautiful paintings on it, but is considered a craft. It can be just as admired though as a painting or sculpture.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
- John Marchetti
Many people always consider what the difference is between a craft and fine art. To me, the difference is based on the person and their views. If someone sees an amazing piece of jewelry that takes their breath away and is amazed at the detail of the work then to them it can be considered fine art, along with a famous sculpture such as The Pieta, pictured above. I think they are treated differently because people see fine art as a piece of art that has a statement and is possibly historic and expensive, where crafts can be found at an art store like Michaels or A.C. Moore. I think people determine themselves what they consider to be fine art and crafts based on how they feel about certain objects and meanings. A person can view a fine art and get the same feeling as seeing a craft someone created and realizing that both pieces say something to the viewer and have meaning and boldness.
In the book, it emphasized that after the renaissance, painting, drawing, and sculpture had more esteem than hand craft works like (carpentry, glassmaking, etc). During the time of the industrial revolution, people were trying to reinvigorate society's appreciation for handmade craft type objects. Today, I do not see a generalized societal value distinction between the two types of art. I know many people who prefer 3-d crafts to a standard painting or drawing. They like the fact that the artist has to manipulate the materials in order to get the desired result. Some of the art has a utility function also, which is a desirable attribute. So I do not see a separation between the two. My grandmother did handmade sculpture and pottery in her free time and I like drawing. It is wholly dependent on the individual. In reference to these 2 works, I prefer the box to Munch's work because I feel that the box is nicer and I do not like to think about spooky things.
Monday, April 16, 2012
This is a picture of my clown fishes first encounter with its host anemone. All clown fish as they grow host an anemone and they use this as a home. This being my clown fishes first encounter with it i figured i would take a picture of it. I believe with this picture I captured a special moment. This moment only happens once in this fishes lifetime and for me to take a picture to remember it really seemed special. The fish seems very nervous in the picture compared to the way it swims all around the anemone now and I still find it interesting to look at this picture and see how timid the fish is. This picture truly captured a moment that can not be duplicated for this individual fish and I am very happy that I did actually capture it.
This is a picture I took of myself with my laptop. I don’t really take any pictures and I don’t have a camera or even a camera on my phone. I was in the library and I didn’t know how well I could explain a picture of a white wall so you were unfortunate enough to get a picture of me. In this picture I tried to capture the appearance of depth with the reflection of lights on the whiteboard. (linear perspective) I also tried to create angles and interest by adding the glasses which I normally do not wear.
This was a series of pictures I took of my baby cousin. In one of my first couple of blogs I posted a picture from the time when I took these. It wasn't particularly staged. I just snapped away at my cousin while he tried to recognize the teddy bear, then he got all excited once he did. The pure joy is what makes me love these pictures. As a baby, everyone is so excited about everything they discover and there's an innocence to it all.