Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Final Post

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

The End

 For the last post, I will describe the art form displayed through cars. Going to a car show is the same as walking through an exhibit. The difference is you see the artist and their work of art in a car show. What makes this art is the individual can express their personality, and or emotions, through their car. The creator must think about the symmetry of the body work, and paint jobs, the style of paint they want like metallic, mate, iridescent, candy, etc. and the design of the interior and its material.

Last Post

For my last post I decided on this picture. I believe that art is everywhere if you chose to see it, just like in this picture. This picture could be seen as just some trees and the sky, or you can see the face the trees make. If you look for the beauty in things, even the smallest of things in your life, then eventually you'll see beauty everywhere.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Last Post

For my last post, I wanted to show a video of some sort of dance. Art can be found anywhere in the world, and dance is just another expression of art. This guy is amazing; the video actually looks edited, but it is really him. The beat is slow, but his body movements are on point throughout the entire song. I recommend everyone gives this a look.

--Alexis Swoyer

Last Post

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.

View of a bridge

As my final blog, I decided to use the painting which has been my icon throughout this semester.
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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Final Post

For my final post, I chose the statue of the flag raising at Iwo Jima.  This particular statue is located in Washington D.C. on the national mall.  I chose this piece because though most people view this as a memorial to WWII and the battle of Iwo Jima itself, it is still a work of art which I think many people some times forget.  The amount of detail that can be seen in close-ups of this statue is amazing.  The facial features and the realistic nature of the figures helps the viewer connect on a deeper level with the statue.  The viewer can develop a deeper sense of gratitude for those who fought on Iwo Jima because of this piece.