Monthly Archives: October 2013

Art 1 – Due Nov 4 – Rosenquist/week 2

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READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE AND NOTE ESPECIALLY HOW THE IMAGES IN F-111 ARE INTERPRETED IN RELATION TO THE VIETNAM WAR.

Big! James Rosenquist

VIEW THIS VIDEO OF THE FULL F-111 INSTALLATION:

watch?v=SD6MHTP6YfE

***Post a comment and discuss:

the  political meaning of F-111,

and share your analysis of the specific ways in which the work is well designed.

(…consider the use of repetition, rhythm, emphasis, transitions, contrast, color, positive and negative space.)

For your sketchbook  (keep track of the time to total 1 hour ) do a pop art style drawing that has a social or political message that you care about. Like Rosenquist’s, it may require the viewer to make interpretations and draw conclusions based on the pop imagery you present.

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Photo 1 – Due Monday 11/4 – Composition and photographic heroes

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A. From the article below, choose the 3 compositional techniques you will be using on the next roll. Explain why you are interested in using these 3 techniques.

Photographic Composition Tips

B. Comment on the importance in cropping and the difference it made in these pictures.

The Bigger Picture – the uncropped version

C. Look at the list of 100 photographers to know and choose 2 to emulate in your next roll

100 photographers to know – with active links to images

D. Comment and explain who you chose and why you chose those 2 to emulate in your work.

Next roll shot by  Monday 11/4 and developed by Wednesday 11/6.

In this roll be sure to experiment with 3 compositional techniques AND

emulate the work of 2 different photographers.

Be prepared to identify the specific strategies and photographic inspiration in final results.

Think and shoot.

Art 2+3 – Due 10/24 – Open Studios inspired

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Round robin discussion:

Post a relevant link to your next project.  It may be the link to the artist’s website, or it may be a link to another artist that is similar to the Open Studio artist, or it may be a link to a video about a particular technique or use of the media, or it may be a link to something that is inspiring your subject matter or issue (political or social commentary or….)  Explain why you feel this link is important or necessary and ask a question about it.

Answer the immediately preceding question after you look at the previous link and then

Post a relevant link to your next project.  It may be the link to the artist’s website, or it may be a link to another artist that is similar to the Open Studio artist, or it may be a link to a video about a particular technique or use of the media, or it may be a link to something that is inspiring your subject matter or issue (political or social commentary or….)  Explain why you feel this link is important or necessary and ask a question about it.

Make sure you check that your links work after you publish it!

The first person to comment can comment on the last person’s comment when it is finally posted for extra credit.

Art 1 – Due Oct 29 – Rosenquist/week 1

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WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ON POP ART:

watch?v=-IxcJsXyWtQ

VIEW THIS INTERVIEW OF JAMES ROSENQUIST:

watch?v=BhLN908fRMA

****Post  detailed and thoughtful comments and discuss:

the relevance of Pop art to contemporary life,

responses to Rosenquist as an artist,

and considerations about whether or not Pop art is “old fashioned” or irrelevant since it is 50 years old.

In your sketchbook, do a one hour pop art style drawing. Keep track of your time on the back.

Art 2 – Scratchboard – Due 10/14

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Before you start working on your project, preview the Russ McMullins scratchboard tutorial.

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and the video tutorial by Lars Erik Robinson

video_4986145_draw-scratch-board.html

view google images for scratchboard

search?q=scratchboard&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnsa&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wpFzUNeQL6P3igKR4IGYDg&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1096&bih=693
This artist is also an excellent reference:

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Comment on 3 important pieces of advice from the tutorials and explain why you think they are important.

Link to the image you admire the most and explain why.

Explain what you will try to do in your choice of subject, composition, and technical approach.

Art 3 – Bicycle abstractions – due 10/14

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Benedict’s Primer Creating Relationships

 Copy the words: Benedict’s Primer Creating Relationships into your browser and find the PDF on a search. (The link is not active here.)

Skim this document and pause to look more closely at parts that are of interest to you.  Choose an aspect to read more closely. (suggest possibly pp. 24 on relationship and 34 on complexity and surprise )

Comment on one  particular aspect that you hope to apply to the composition process and explain your interest in it and its relevance to you. Comment on another part that you think will be useful in the asethetic analysis of a work (the critique process.)

Comment on one other element in this document that you find of interest to what you are doing in the studio and explain why it is relevant to you.

Photo 1 – Photograms – Due 10/11

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1.Read the following article

Man Ray to Thomas Ruff

2. Comment on how Photograms changed Man Ray’s career.  How did his work compare to Fox Talbot’s or Christian Shad’s work?

3. Explain how his work caught on and the role that composition and choice of materials played.

4. Does Ray’s abuse of women or his evasiveness about his Jewish background cause you to look at his work any differently?

5. How has Ruff has updated photograms with digital technology.

6.  Read the summary about Moholy Nagy:

1987.1100.158

7. From these sites (and others on a google search), post a link to the photogram you find most aesthetically pleasing.

8. Comment and explain why you like that photogram and how you think it was made.