Thursday, March 30, 2017

Post Modernism

The articles I read on post modernism were difficult for me to form an opinion on. What I gathered from them is that post modernism is the unification of many cultures and types of art into the formation of one project. Traits from numerous regions of the globe form together to create one unique identity in it's respective field. An example was given of coke in that they take capitalism as well as traits scene from buddhist and hindu through their advertisement campaigns that would never ordinarily go together. These unlike things would never be expected to conform with one another and instead not only conform together, but create unique ideas that make up nearly every aspect of our everyday modern lives.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


An interesting thing I noted in Kubler's article was the emphasis he placed on the similarities between scientists and artists yet the different treatment they receive. Historically advances in science are spoken of more often than that of artists. Additionally Kubler emphasizes specialization among scientists and its's similarities to artists. A physicist is not expected to understand or be successful at biology just as two artists may be masters of different fields but not broadly a master at art. A physicist is not a waste roof science in the broadest sense similar to an artist.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Data Visualization

I enjoyed the video about data visualization because it expanded on the possibility of using data visualization for a purpose other than that of a standard art form. There is a form of practicality that can be utilized through the use of data visualization. I have seen data visualization from working in a restaurant. I took the data on the number of food items sold in a given week and then created a new menu based off of the information. The data visualization here did not necessarily create an art but it did create a menu from the affects of its analysis. Art typically conveys a message just as data does. Data transmits a message to improve or analyze something while normal art analysis also conveys a message.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Originally these two pieces both appeared white. When placed on top of one another the smaller piece of paper appears more of a grayish or blue color. The larger bottom piece appears closer to a beige. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Original advertisment

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The first insight I had as to the Berger video was how perspective can change how we perceive art so drastically. Seeing art in person the way the artist intended it to be seen, with it's original texture and surrounding environment can change how we view the artists work. Texture aside and relating to the environment, whatever other senses are stimulated when viewing the art can also change how it is perceived. For example music in the background of the art piece can alter one's perception of the original work that they would not notice by viewing it outside of its original showcase.
The second thing I noted about the Berger video was his disapproval of the camera. Berger argues that the camera takes away from the original beauty and intention of the artwork in the ways that I discussed in the previous paragraph. There is unintentional distortion in the use of a camera when a photo of art is taken. Either through movement, loss of texture, or loss of background a camera is never able to capture the full intention of an original piece of art.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Baltimore Museum of Art

This work of art is formed by Magdelene Odundo and takes inspiration from the form of a woman's body in the creation of her art. It is described as "questioning the relationship" of societal conceptions and ideals of beauty contrasted to the true form of a woman. I was drawn to this piece of art because it lacked normal symmetry that nearly every other piece possessed, rather it was created in a unique form to the artist. 

This was my favorite piece that I looked at in the art museum because it was not crafted out of a single block of a substance, rather it was created using a metal frame and hundreds of different metal wires to construct this sculpture. The artist was Naum Gabo from Russia and was created with the idea of some form of futuristic machine in mind. This work's intricate design and form that was created out of so many components is what attracted my attention to the piece out of all the other works in the museum. 

This work was created by Jacques Lipchitz, an American and originally done in 1915. I was drawn to this sculpture not because of its intricacy but because of its simplicity. It stood out as a solitary figure and did not offer any true description in regards to the design of the piece. I especially liked it because it seemed to merge several shapes into one standing figure without letting any one shape dominate. The separate shapes are merged into one and no single structure could be separated from the statue and stand on its own. Rather the sculpture depends on each of its parts and would be nothing without each entity formed into one shape.