Now that I have done my research on Ms. Skoglund, I have found an irresistible urge to see her work. One thing I like the most about her artwork is that you never know what you are going to get next. Her creativity is absolutely endless. Life magazine listed her as one the world’s top 100 photographers and she has received numerous achievement awards for her continued superiority in the creative world of art. She joking stated, “I feel I’ve succeeded when a museum guard comes in and stares at my exhibitions”. I feel as though she has succeeded beyond belief and with being 54 years of age, her will and drive to create new ideas is stronger than ever. A columnist from The Cincinnati Enquirer , Owen Findsen, states it best, “Ms. Skoglud is the rarest artist who has found a voice so unique that it needs a category all it’s own.” The only thing that I would like to add to that would be that Sandy Skoglund has become a creative
Caitlyn Hatch is a twenty year old student from Amherst, Massachusetts, who spends her weekends roaming abandoned buildings all over the western part of the state. What she does in these buildings is take photographs, however, she has not always been interested in the medium. Photography had never been her first choice for what she would possibly study at university, and she never imagined it as being something she would want to pursue professionally. Originally, she was intent on being a graphic designer. She had begun to play around with an online photoshop app, editing pictures taken by other people and was sure graphic design was for her, that is, until she got her first camera. She got her first camera at age fourteen for Christmas, one of the big black Nikon digital cameras. While she had never seriously considered photography before, she began to play around with her new camera. The novelty of it all coupled with the support of her father, who himself was an amateur nature photographer throughout his twenties, started the fire in her to take up this art and learn as much about it as she could.
Contemporary artist Fiona Hall challenge traditional perceptions of art in approach, techniques and practice by continuously breaking down barriers and pushing expectations. In doing so they also change
Smith’s early life could be described as abusive in every way except physical, for Smith, who resembled both his Father and Grandfather, was thankfully spared the nightly beatings his father had to endure. The artist, in looks, habits, behavior, and personality, became a carbon copy of the two men who had for years neglected or viewed their sons as romantic rivals and fought a constant struggle throughout his life to deny that inheritance as he
There are several different types of artists in the world. There are painters, sculptors, poets, writers, photographers, singers, dancers, etc. Every one of these artists integrates art into their every day life. A photographer named Colie James is a perfect example of incorporating art into her daily life She is
Kara Walker was born to Gwen and Larry Walker on the 26th of November, 1969. They, at the time of Kara’s birth, lived in Stockington, California with their two children Dana and Larry Jr. Gwen worked as an administrative assistant and Larry was a professor of arts
Liam Brennan Contemporary Art Professor Taylor May 10, 2017 Final Catalog My Mutant: Patricia Piccinini The contemporary artist of focus for this catalog is Patricia Piccinini. Patricia Piccinini was born in 1965 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and had only lived there for a few years of her childhood. In 1972, at the age of seven, Patricia and her family relocated to Australia. Prior to pursuing art, Piccinini studied and received her bachelor's degree in economic history from Australian National University in 1988. Only a few years later, she then realized that her true passion was art. In 1991, Patricia Piccinini received another bachelor’s degree in painting from the Victorian College of the Arts. She is affiliated with many different aspects
On November 23, 2016, I attended the Art Gallerie On Main in Bismarck, ND. Lydia Richez-Bowman owns and operates the gallery. Additionally, she is the artist of most of the work in the exhibit. The other artists are from the local and regional area. Richez-Bowman’s acrylic painting, Winter Solstice, beautifully shows a green and blue dragonfly flying near the sun. Another piece by her is Time Travel. It brilliantly illustrates a great tree with green leaves. The tree is partly covered with a black gate. The arch of the gate has three large circles in which the top of the tree branches are seen through. Zoe, by Anthony Nelson, is a portrait of a young girl. The portrait is made of charcoal and white chalk. The piece has detail, as the lines
Mandy Tsung was born in Canada, Banff, Alberta in 1984. Tsung graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design where she majored in Sculpture and received a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts. Mandy Tsung’s work revolves around the human figure, featuring solely women as her subjects. The Canadian artist’s surreal portraits express the vulnerability, love, power, beauty and sexuality that are inherent in individuals. Her expressive drawings and paintings are overflowing with emotions and each compelling art piece illustrates a combination of sensual desire merged with feminine strength. Nature is also a theme that Tsung explores in many of her work, with the subjects interacting with flora and fauna.
Artistic Reputation 6. a) The most famous artist who I knew, from the artworks at the AGO, was Emily Carr. Emily Carr’s artworks were not superior to the less famous artist’s works in my eyes because I found an ‘unknown’ artist for me who created more intriguing works: Manasie Akpaliapik.
This mixed media portrait is a focus on my brother, Gavin, and what he means to me and to those around him. Gavin is a jubilant, energetic, and spirited little boy who always finds a way make people laugh. He lights up a room when he walks in and never fails to brighten one’s spirit. In this representative piece, I used printed and cut out images along with acrylic paint, colored pencils, and various markers to create a symbol of who Gavin is. The main focal point in this multimedia piece is Gavin himself with his fair, blond hair and piercing blue eyes, but there are many images surrounding him that show his culture and identity. Some of the images in this portrait include bean stalks to symbolize his growth, a soaring bird to show his free
Marc Brown is known for his vintage illustrations in the Arthur series. Brown’s busy and chaotic nature creates an exciting visual for the readers. Although his haphazard crayon drawings are visually challenging to study, he softens up the setting with warm water colors. Marc Brown brings life to the cookie-cutter 1980’s family and home through his brilliant use of depth and familiarity. He fills the pages of Arthur with jubilant oranges, soft greens, and comforting browns. While flipping through the Arthur series, the reader can’t help but search for his hidden names and reappearing animals. Brown effectively delivers a story strictly through his thought-out images, regardless of the words on the page.
One of the few women from her generation to make her name known in the art world during the 1990’s art boom, Tianmiao has created a personal showcase of the female
Bibliography (Critique of Sources) Literary Sources 1. Gayanacharya Avinash C. Pandeya “The Art of Kathakali” Publisher: Kitabistan, Allahabad (India), 1961 “The Art of Kathakali” is first published in 1943, and the version that I read is the second edition, which is published in 1961. The author has revised and enlarged the information, in order to add a new set of illustrations to facilitate a further and deeper understanding of the art: Kathakali. The book has included a range of fac
Abstract and geometric are her favourite prints. She loves clashing and contrasting bold colours. She is not afraid to take these bold colours and style them according to her