Monday, January 30, 2017

Last week our class took a trip to the Baltimore Museum or Art and were told to pick three pieces from the museum that we liked best. The ones I liked the best were one, Pablo Picasos still life oil on canvas. Also the third picture is Camille Pissarros art work named, Strollers on a Country Road, La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire. This is also another oil on canvas piece that caught my eye. It caught my eye most because of the landscape and how is seems like a very old sort of farm lands. The second picture was my favorite piece out of the three. This one is my favorite because it is also has a landscape feel to it and when I was looking at it, I thought about architecture and a sky view of a piece of property. It almost looks like there is buildings and trees and other types of structures to make up the piece and it made me think about my past with doing floor plans and properties when I was creating a house on the computer for my class in high school. 

The Whole Ball Of Wax:

This article makes it very clear that everyone gets a different vibe per say from art. One person can look at an art piece and see something completely different then another. Every person portrays the art different because of the way they grew up and the life choices that they have made. I feel if you look into a painting a really think about it, it will almost always remind you of something that you have experienced in the past. also there is always new art being created and it is always easy to find something that relates to yourself. In The Whole Ball Of Wax he talks about how art is like religion and science. He says that are is not about how you see it and understand it but more about the experience you have with the art. He also states that art gives energy to people. A hard part for me to understand was the part at the end when he was relating art to a cat.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: "Visibility"

I really enjoyed reading the piece by Italo Calvino "visibility", it really helped me understand some aspects of art. What jumped out the most was the fact that there were two parts to it, one is that people view art and translate it to writing and readings. The other is translated the opposite from text to imagery. this was really confusing to me at first but the more I thought about it the clearer it became. I believe that every person uses these methods in their lives, every day when we wake up in the morning we visualize what is going to happen that day or what has happened the day before. Even so much as to driving around and seeing road signs which is text we translate that to a visual. It is very clear to me, because of basketball and plays that go one during a basketball game I visualize these things. When we are in practice of on the drawing board for plays we do the same exact thing.