Using natural phenomenon as a starting point for abstraction, Mark Grotjahn’s paintings straddle the polarities of artifice and nature. His painting, Lavender Butterfly Jacaranda over Green (Fig. 2), expresses his fascination with nature. Transferring the experience of observation to an intrigue of creative possibility, Grotjahn harnesses the mysticism of nature through aesthetic formality.
To change is to transform, to undergo metamorphosis. It is essential and unavoidable in life. In black and white' by Eleni Fourtouni and My brother' by Bruce Dawe attempt to encapsulate the essence of change and demonstrate its complexity. The poets create this imagery and make their point through techniques and structure.
The topic of the assignment for this week is coping or dealing with change. In every aspect of life, individuals are forced to deal with change, which cannot be avoided. According to Kurt Lewin, change is not an event but a process that is transitional. (Lewin, 1947) Everyone experiences change no one is taken of the hook from the works and effects changes has on circumstances. Settings, background and surroundings have a profound impact on how change affects the population. (Keller, 2010) Change is to be anticipated and it comes with the struggle and conflict to this change in many instances. (Mendes, 1996) Researcher, Kotter, elucidates that self-centeredness, lack of knowledge, lack of trust in management, different opinions on the
In the cleavage area has vertical line as well as horizontal on the dress. The detail the artist put into making sure the dress, belt had the right amount of details to catch everyone’s eye who took time to view his figure. The vertical line on the tassel and the knot tie just right to display the left side of the figure waist line. Indicates the figure was a petite woman. The hair is wavy in the front and pulled into a ponytail at the back. I feel there were serval focal points with in the piece after reexamine the figure the three times. Each time something else stood out shifting my focus from the original focal point. There are many repeats of all the lines with in the figure. The artist only has half of the figure's feet and arms expose which displays start and stopping points for the gown. I feel the use of the white marble may display the cold hardness of the figures heart. The smooth texture of the marble gives a life like feel of the figure. The chair has legs of an animal
When I look at this piece I see something different that I have never seen because when you first look at it you think “what is this?” it’s very random, but when you take a close look at it like at the face molds you see the face expressions on them and each one is different like there trying to tell a story about what’s going on. As well as it look like a depressing story was being told about lost souls in a certain era like a war of a great depression with people screaming for help with
The artwork during this time was influenced by Art Nouveau which included “curvilinear shapes, illegible hand-drawn type, and intense optical color vibration inspired by the pop art movement” (Psychedelic 60s). Pieces included abstracts swirls, intense colors, and bending
The Woodlands Man Shirt is a garment made by the Native Americans from the great lakes region in the 18th century. This piece was traded to early French explorers in New France which extended from Louisiana to Canada. This shirt was worn by high status Native Americans made from antelope which has some form of early tattoo work done to it. The interlocking designed tattoos represent the sacred Thunderbird who is an important traditional being to Indian spirituality. Some principles of design used in this piece are rhythm and symmetrical balance and some elements of design to note are shape, visual and actual texture, and pattern. I chose these principles to analysis this piece because they are the ones that apply the most to this sculpture and can help to apply context. This also shirt has elements from Woodlands, Great Lakes, and Plains regions, and the complex designs may have been inspired by tattooing. The materials used in this shirt are both functional and ceremonial to the Native Americans but more specifically the Dakota tribe. This shirt is unique because it is only one of 35 remaining from the early 1700s making this piece really rare and hard to compare to because of how few there are available.
But I tried, and have come up with the design of the Goblin and its outfit as I was researching about the ancient clothes, while trying to keep the sword the same colours, and design as the original. The face and the hair part was what I really like about the painting, with the purpose of the face is blank and the mask to reveal the mysterious of the Goblin (though I have not added enough gradient/shadow), and the hair (which took me quite a long time) with that bangs covering about half off the face. Furthermore, I also added small details, such as the dandelion (in the drama was a different thing that relates to buckwheat flower), and the birds to create something that feels like “time is passing by,” just like the Goblin. Overall, I have to say that I am not really happy with my project (but somewhat happy with my planning), because I have not done everything on the painting, plus my sword did not stick onto the canvas as it suppose to, and I will try harder next year not to focus on one spot at a time, but rather multiple spots to makes the whole painting looks even (not one part is nice and the other is
The shapes of the figures are sharply defined and the objects such as the table, book, and string instruments. There are diagonal rhythms throughout the painting in which it creates movement. The light source in the upper left allows the source light to have a more natural appearance throughout the painting. The shadows at the right-hand corner and the men wearing green in the middle contrast the main object with the most sources of lighting. The objects shadows and lighting create dimension and a vivid sense of more contrast. There are areas in the making with more contrast and the sharp contrast that creates movement in the painting. The shadows and the lighting throughout the painting show gradations and the highlights create more depth. Staring from the upper-left hand corner with the first figure of a gentleman wearing a hue of blue and yellow, the left side of his face and garment shows the source light in right above him. The source light above the
In “For better, for worse: Marriage means something different now,” Stephanie Coontz reveals the worldwide changes in people’s attitudes and behaviors towards marriage. According to Coontz, education and the social norms are the reasons why marriage has become nonessential. Being single and going through a divorce are more acceptable now. The motivations of marriage have turned from economic dependence into personal willingness. In fact, Coontz’s words make me wonder the true meaning of marriage. Even though the meaning has changed over times, I believed that I still hope to get married.
After reading part of the story you can conclude that MIldred has changed from the beginning to now. She’s become self-centered,robotic, and unfeeling. Montag has also noticed. Mildred has changed over time.
After taking bold political action, a young man sets off on a boat to America in order to escape from the oppressive Haitian government. Soon after setting sail and leaving his lover back in Haiti, the lover receives a message from a butterfly. The superstition goes that “The bright ones bring happy news and the back ones warn us of death.”(5). In this instance the butterfly is black and warned the young man's lover of his death. The lover didn’t want anything to do with the butterfly, and “[she] began to run and run so it wouldn't land on [her], but it had already carried it’s news.”(24) The butterfly represents the death of the young man who needs to escape his oppressive society in order to reach a better life in America. If the young mad had not attempted to leave, he would have been thrown in prison and tortured by the government, so he didn’t have much of a
In the modern era, health is an essential topic that deserves all people to notice. Relatively, health insurance fee is getting higher and higher as time goes by because of the increasing number of the sick and costs of medicine, which is difficult for those in poverty or live with a passable standard of work to pay such an expensive expense. But health insurance is crucial when people get sick. Take a simple example to illustrate. Eli Saslow (2011) in the book Ten Letters shows Natoma Canfield’s story about health care insurance. Though Natoma Canfield’s pre-existing condition makes her rejected by nearly all insurance companies and make her live in a miserable life, she still wants to have a health insurance. As time goes by, the rate of health insurance fee keeps inflating until she can’t pay
This passage helps to characterize Ovid Byron as a scientist. For example, when he says “since God set them loose here, as you say,” he develops a scientific stance on the subject by pointing out that they believe God put these insects here and that he stands apart from their beliefs and believes that the butterflies were a cause of evolution. Ovid’s scientific status helps the reader throughout the rest of the novel to better understand the monarchs. Until this point Dellarobia didn’t know that the monarchs were in danger. The reader can infer from this passage, based on information gathered previously in the novel, that the monarchs had to adapt to living on the Turnbows farm because of the floods in Mexico. The butterflies help develop a central theme of adapting to survive, however as the reader progresses in the novel they learn that the monarchs are actually dying regardless of their attempt to adjust to the change. The butterflies reflect on Dellarobias character, causing the reader to notice the similarities between the butterflies and her.
Her mother was a devout Catholic and passed these strong values down to her daughter, Frida. This can be seen through the crown of thorns around her neck rather than her head, showing herself as a Christian Martyr. The subtle blood that is trickling down her neck may represent that of her ongoing pain through her divorce. The contrasting butterflies on her headdress and bright background of leaves are suggestive of resurrection. Over the left-hand side, a monkey can be seen distracted playing with its hands. It was also a gift from Diego and a symbol of the devil she feels he is. As seen on her left-hand side a Black Cat can be noticed staring down the Hummingbird. Perhaps it is ready to feast on the good as it is a symbol of bad luck. She had experienced great trauma and pain in her life and this could be seen as the bad luck symbolised through the cat. To leave a blank background would be unlike Kahlo; the bright and varied shades of greens and yellows seem to show a wall of uncontrolled nature, possibly expressing her feelings at the time. Looking to the upper half of the painting Dragonflies and Butterflies fly around her hair that is intertwined with cloth, delineating a figure eight like crown filled with purples and maroon. We see the life filled Dragonflies and Butterflies