Month: November 2008
Plato – negative towards art – art is deceptive (minimis)
Aristotle – questioning Plato (A was P’s student) – people can react emotionally towards art – art has a place in society.
Beauty and art never considered together until aesthetics
Renaissance – changing role of art via Christianity – perspective and golden section (mathematical)
Art became a desirable commodity – art changed, artists became famous
Late Renaissance – art becomes autonomous – can exist alone as art
1750 – term aesthetic used for 1st time – vital art of being
Modernism – not trying to replicate
Romanticism – helped inform impressionism
Sublime – perfect – linked with ideas of beauty, overwhelming, unrepresentable, feeling of delight
Landscape (dominant) Christ facing sunset, Xmas trees, not mathematically correct
Infinate landscape, overwhelmed, sublime landscape, solitary, spontaneous experience
Shipwreck, immortality, contemplating yourself, not part of this experience
Moment of living, 12 days later see and signal to ship (hope)
Captain survived – with the money
The painting signifies Injustice
Realism – Power of People
Death as an everyday occurrance
Overlooked people, representing all levels of society
Gentle acknowledgement, raising low levels of society
Impressionism – Not about religion, individual experience, life, medium of paint – in 1872 photography started
Smaller, worked outside . immediacy
Bow Wow Wow Album cover!
Cezanne ‘The Cutting’
Growth of industry – negative way – landscape
Plays with pespective, we are observer of whole scene (moving towards abstraction)
13 years after it was made it was exhibited – African mask – other cultures
5 yrs later made urinal
‘The sublime is now’ 1948 – artists moved to abstraction, trying to evoke and emotional state
Since the talk with the Martin and Kevin from Cumbria I have tried to refine my ideas dramatically.
I think there is definite mileage in the postcard idea and I have followed it through my sending 9 postcards written using my dads quill and ink – however I decided against using the family wax seal and drawing designs on the back – the cards remain blank on one side. I had considered placing ink or paint beneath the letterbox so the house could “reply” – yup that is incredibly contrived as it would be me that set the constraints for the “reply.
The postcards say:
there are 17 stairs from the upstairs to the hall and the 5th one creaks
pulling toffee and toasting bread are the two best things to use an Aga for
the pipe under the grass must be warm as the cat slept there
the kitchen worktop next to the homebrew is the best place to sit
the glass in the left panel of the bay window is distorted
the wind in the chimney sounds like wolves
I really like the postcards and may consider making an artists book from them.
I have completely dropped the idea of a collage however I did get another tattoo – the ivy leaves from the door plate that belonged to my gran, me, mum and my son’s bedroom. I filmed it and will be putting it onto youtube once I finish editing it.
After the mid-way crit I have decided to use my photographs of the house for my final piece – I am looking at photography and trying different ways to reproduce the image. Some of the photos have been reshot using the poloroid and I am working on different print sizes.