Artists use their artworks to communicate different meanings and transfer specific messages to the audience. Their artworks can be presented in different forms like architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery and many other forms. Each artwork contains a specific meaning which is usually based on the artist 's beliefs, culture, identity
To what extent do audiences need art galleries to view art works? Art galleries are essential to the art world, however, is not the only source for audiences to view art. To begin with, art and artwork is defined as the application of human skill, creativity and imagination. Taking this into consideration, individuals need to examine the nature and purpose of art galleries as a facility to collaborate, organize and display a collection of artworks. As art however, is any expression of human creativity, its presence is not bound to art galleries and is evidently present in the world around us be it in photographs, the internet or even in graffiti.
The innovative and passionate presence in both Jackson Pollock’s and Wassily Kandinsky avant-garde paintings exemplifies the redefinition of boundaries throughout their art making practices. Both artists challenged traditions both materially and conceptually using innovative and diverse approaches to materials and techniques when painting. Wassily Kandinsky goes against traditions and academies
In the second half of the twentieth century, artistic movements made pushes in order to move beyond the traditional gallery space, changing the terrain of displaying and making art. An artist’s body of work no longer needed to reside inside of a gallery or art collection, and artists became free to explore other ways of creating and displaying work. In this vein, Andy Goldsworthy works sculpturally with natural media, and leaves the sculptures within a particular environment, often expecting his work to decay quickly. Many times, the only evidence of any art he makes is the photographs taken during the process. By more traditional standards, art of this nature is entirely contradictory. What is the point of pieces of visual art that cannot
Prior to finishing my final piece I discovered how nostalgia and the recycling of materials is typical in art, especially amongst artists inspired by the past. Research on modern artists such as Doxey, inspired me to paint a chair to accompany my cushions. Further examination on a collection of art movements for example, Classicism, and Neoclassicism influenced my perceptions of art. Further research on the likes of Van Gogh, especially his piece, Dutch, 1853–1890, which inspired me to experiment with gouache, acrylics, and colour palate
When you go to an art show do you understand the symbolic interpretation of the pieces? Don’t feel bad, most people don’t. What’s so upsetting about that is that you really miss out on the experience. When I think about interpretation of art I think of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol’s use of iconography changed not only the art world but the people who came into contact with his art. Once you understand his life and art, you will understand his art as a symbolic representation.
Contemporary art is the art of today. Contemporary art reflects on society and issues found around the world. At the University of Florida, the art teachers and students host Currents. Currents is an annual exhibition which address contemporary themes in ceramic art. This year’s Currents is at the Gary R.
The two works of art that I have chosen to analyze are 1) Jordan Casteel. Miles and JoJo. 2014. Oil on canvas, 54” x 72” and 2) Aaron Fowler. He Was. 2015. Mixed media, 134” x 165” x 108”. The themes that these works of art represent in regards to the exhibit are love, family, and pain. However, they also fall into other thematic categories. The main theme that seems to apply to both “Miles and JoJo” and “He Was” is Human Experience. Additionally, these arts differ in some ways.
The first piece I am going to talk about is Seal of the Pacific, and the artists name is Dean Decocker. The type of medium that it is done in is metal, plexiglass and powder coat. It is a wall sculpture made with a mix of green and white coloring. The position of the lighting plays a big part of how the art work is presented to its audience, the shadow of the piece I believe is a part of the art itself. The intricate mix of curved and straight lines reminds me of the waves of the ocean, and the shadowing laying behind and underneath the art piece reminds me of the current that lays underneath the surface of the ocean. The coloring also is in resemblance to sea water and the white foam that sits on top of it. I believe the meaning of the piece
Oil paintings is a type of paint that does not have to be thinned. The paint can come straight out of the tube and can be placed on the paper. The ability to create a sense of reality is a virtue in oil painting. It can be used to make transparent colors in a painting showing depth and versatility. The Romans used oil paint to decorate furniture. Then the artist Robert Campin noticed its realistic
Additionally, the materials used, tell further nuances and add depth to that story while the techniques also tell something more of self. The use of collage is deliberate, the materials used were deliberately something else before they were used, and this also says something about who I am, who I have become and what I exist within. Coats (2012) refers to two aspects of creating as a single entity in my mind, but which for me, are quite distinct: materials and technique or method. Coats (2012) sees the shaping of pieces for collage by artists like Eric Carle, what I would refer to as material use, as “their concern [being] mostly to create forms and colours, and textures that suggest the things they are trying to represent,” (Coats 2012 p.86).
The readings for week five were Cubist Collage, the Public, and the Culture of Commodities by Christine Poggi and In the Name of Picasso by Rosalind Krauss. Poggi and Krauss take two somewhat different approaches to examine the usage of signifiers and language in Cubism collages. Poggi takes a more personal approach at the beginning of his piece by discussing Braque and Picasso’s juxtaposed attitudes and actions towards the public and mass culture by discussing the way in which Picasso and Braque’s artworks were displayed through small dealers specifically Kahnweiler.  The paradoxical element arrives from the usage of mass produced materials like newspaper or wallpaper in the Cubist collages. Through this, he challenges not only the “hierarchical distinctions between high art and mass culture” that would come to be a basis for much of twentieth-century modern art, but also challenges idea of the
Abstract Expressionism is making its comeback within the art world. Coined as an artist movement in the 1940’s and 1950’s, at the New York School, American Abstract Expressionist began to express many ideas relevant to humanity and the world around human civilization. However, the subject matters, contributing to artists, were not meant to represent the ever-changing world around them. Rather, how the world around them affected the artist themselves. The works swayed by such worldly influences, become an important article within the artists’ pieces. Subjectively, looking inward to express the artist psyche, artists within the Abstract Expressionism movement became a part of their paintings. Making the paintings more of a representation
As I met with my academic advisor last semester to speak about classes, I was told I still needed an art credit to fulfill my General Education. As I looked through the list I saw classes such as Art History, Intro to Visual Arts, and Painting. I wanted to take
Works of art have been created with multiple mediums throughout the centuries. Oils and watercolor paints are two popular painting mediums that is widely used by countless artists. Painters such as Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe were rather famous for their watercolor paintings while William Adolphe Bouguereau, Andy Warhol, and John Lafarge were popular for their oil paintings. These two paint types, both illustrate ideas, but through differing effects of whichever paint option used, whether it be watercolors or oil paints.