Thursday, May 3, 2012
For my last post I wanted to write about some interesting pieces done by an artist known as Ben Heine. This series of his is called "Pencil vs. Camera". I think the pictures from this collection show a really interesting intersection between different art media. I also like the element of humor that the artist uses which makes the art more accessible in my opinion.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
For my last post I wanted to post a picture of this beautiful dress. It is a dress by Pamella Roland that I found admiring the dresses on the Bergdorf Goodman website. The dress, which would be considered a craft, is perfectly made. It is asymmetrical from the top of the gown to the bottom. The dress has a cap sleeve on one side, while the other side is a simple strap. There is also a large slit going up the dress on only one side. The pop of color creates interest in a sleek design. There are vertical lines in this dress that give the illusion of length, as well as diagonal lines that give the appearance of movement.
This acrylic painting was done by my daughter, Amanda, in her sophomore year in the School of Visual Arts, NYC. I loved the use of her bold, dark color palette.The linear perspective lines make the eyes follow the graceful suspension lines of the bridge in rhythm with the vertical lines. The black lines of the bridge and the darkened city are a strong contrast of the sun-setting sky's yellow and reddish colors. The horizontal lines in the water make it appear like ripples and give it a peaceful appearance.