Monthly Archives: December 2014

Art 1 – Flow Phenomenon – due Thurs. 1/15/15

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Flow Visualization: The process of making the physics of fluid flows (gases and liquids) visible.

Watch the following video – do not rush this – and allow your sense of wonder some space and time to take a journey through the phenomenon.

During the winter break, start to notice flow phenomenon in your everyday world.  On one sketchbook page for your notes, list five things in your experience that captured your attention (they may not be as dramatic as those pictured). They can include all physical phenomenon that demonstrated “flow.” Also comment on the one which you found most engaging on a visual and scientific level and explain why. (Remember, your written notes can also include sketches and diagrams.)

On the other 7 x 7″ sheet of sketchbook paper provided, do a one-hour drawing (mark the time on the back) that is inspired by the patterns in the video and in your experience. Try to make a dynamic, balanced, abstract composition using color and shading. It may be smaller than the page, depending on detail and media.

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Art 1 – Rosenquist (part 2) – due 12/11

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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

EXPLORE THE PAINTING:

http://www.moma.org/explore/f111

On one page of your sketchbook, discuss:

1. The political meaning of F-111

2. Your analysis of the specific ways in which the work is effectively designed. (Consider the use of repetition, rhythm, emphasis, transitions, contrast, color, positive and negative space.)

For your sketchbook, 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. Keep track of the time to total 1 hour.

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Preview “Keith Haring – The Political Line” currently showing at the de Young in San Francisco:

http://deyoung.famsf.org