Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

The following artists came to mind as I thought about negative vs. positive space. Some of them aren’t really “from today” but felt they were very relevant for this research point. Gary Hume (1962 – ) Gilou Brillant (1935 – ) Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) M.C. Escher (1898 – 1972) Audrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) Will Bradley (1868 – 1962) René Gruau (1909 – 2004) Fredrick Hammersley (1919 – 2009) Henri Matisse (1896 – 1954) I browsed through these artists and did small thumbnail drawings of the works that really got my attention in terms of the use of … Continue reading Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Still life genre, 16th century to today  many elements in composition, mostly natural vegetables, flowers, food, fruits, animals scientific/botanical illustrations realism, detailed, vivid colors sharp contrast light and shadow Still life as a genre began in the 17th century predominantly in the Netherlands, though German, French, Italian and Spanish still life can also be found from this period. In the 15th and 16th century, still life objects were implemented mostly as religious symbols in manuscripts, panel paintings and the like. The urbanisation of Dutch and Flemish society started to change this, bringing about the use of still life as a … Continue reading Part 2 (Intimacy) – Research point

Part 1, Project 2 (Basic shapes and fundamental form) – Research point

dark atmosphere strong contrast: light and shadow, form monochromatic texture movement, direction of line structure nature The two things that stand out for me the most in this drawing are its sharp contrast and description of nature. Redon has used lines and marks to describe texture in a very believable manner. The lines follow the direction of the trees, giving the drawing a certain movement or fluidity. When I squint I can clearly see the simplified blocks of light and shadow, as well as the direction of the light. Over this are smaller marks that continue to describe things in … Continue reading Part 1, Project 2 (Basic shapes and fundamental form) – Research point