Friday, January 20, 2012

Decorative Metal Panel

This is what my work space currently looks like in art. My design that im currently creating is in the middle, on top. The paper model I constructed to simulate the different colored metals is on the left . On the right is the main piece of my design. It's the biggest piece and is also the piece that everything will blossom from. At the bottom of the picture are some scraps that I thought looked really cool and could get inspiration from.

Identity Collage

I ended up with 2 collages by the time I was finished with the project. I decided to start over after creating the  first one, since my first one was more focused on the future instead of my identity. The first one, the top picture, I created by using a picture of a pile of Lego's, some magazine pictures, different colored tissue paper, and blue ink. The second one,  the bottom picture, I created by using magazine pictures, sharpie marker, a cut up picture of my eye, and some buttons.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Self-Portrait Tempera Batik : Finished Product

Well...this is my finished self portrait. I've been done with it for a while now but never posted about it. After posting my last post about the portrait(, I painted the whole thing with different variations of the color green. I then inked & washed the painting which gave a really grungy look to it. Finally, I went over portions of the inked painting with colored pencil to give a more dynamic feeling to those particular areas.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marc Chagall

Self Portrait
I love the color in this painting and the fact that he gave himself seven fingers on his left hand. 
I also liked the little cloud coming out of his head of what he was anticipating on painting.

I chose Marc Chagall as my 'Artist for Research' because I love his painting style, his use of color, and the stories that he incorporates into his paintings.

Marc Chagall (born 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia) grew up in a poor Jewish family where he learned all about Russian folklore, Jewish mysticism, and life in the village. his mother urged him to attend art school and in 1910, he was offered an allowance to study in Paris. Chagall was exposed to many different art forms while in Paris. In his paintings, there are often images depicting farm animals and the village where he grew up in as a child. A lot of these images hover in space or are superimposed the way there are layered in memory. His paintings are intensely colorful and often cubist looking. Chagall also illustrated many books, painted a ceiling of the Paris Opera Building, and fabricated stained glass windows for multiple churches and for the United Nations in NYC. He died in 1985 in France.

The Dance
I love the craziness in this painting, it's kind of like everyone's dancing around just as the name suggests. I also like how some of the figures are defying gravity and how the green girl is outstretching her arm dramatically  towards the red creature.