Picture with the light

Picture with the light is a collage piece of art work by Kurt Schwitters. Dada Movement with an abstract theme and a water colour paint technique.

Intentions and meaning behind the work

Intentions and meaning of work behind this piece of art work was to create structural art abstraction. The colour itself stands out from the light which made people focus on both of them not only on the light. The colour itself plays an important role as well as the light.  His intentions were to introduce the use of two elements “colour and light” with the use of paint and collage. He never stopped thinking of painting as central to his work,” states curator Isabel Schultz in her catalogue essay.

Where I think the artist or designer sourced the different elements for the work

 I think he sourced the different elements from newspaper and magazines it’s a Painted collage

 

Links to additional information and examples

http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/interview/index/157/85  – Interview Josef Helfenstein

 

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Adolf the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaning and intention behind the work

The meaning of this piece of art work was mainly based on the world war and politics. This piece of photomontage work was referring to Adolf Hitler when he received the financial backing from the wealthy industrialist. The wealthy communist feared Germany would vote for the communist government. He used his collage work as political medium. John Heartfield changed his name from Helmut Herzfeld as a way to protest in world war one.

 Where I think the artist or designer has sourced the different elements from

He used compositing to create an x-ray image showing Adolf with the gold coins in his stomach.

Links to additional information and examples

Adolf the Superman Swallows Gold and Spouts Junk 

John Heartfield in Artfacts.Net

 

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Vessel of Cultural Plenty

why I think it was influenced by an urban environment

Vessel of Cultural Plenty was created from materials such as laminated sheet iron, galvanized and plywood.  I think the sculpture was influenced by the urban environment because of the lighting. The sculpture has LED lighting which is manly used nowadays to make a city attract tourists and other people during night-time.

Themes identified

Colour, human environment and form and techniques.

Further Reading

Mighty big vessel 

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=38140&int_modo=1

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NORTHERN WHALE

Why I think it was influenced by an urban environment

Northern Whale  is a work by Lora Zombie. she used ink, water-colour and canvas to produce this piece of art work.   Northern whale was influenced by the urban environment because first of all it has the london eye and big ben these are part of an urban environment and also it the  colours are quite dark as she used ink which reminds us of the youth culture of london. 

Themes identified

Human environment urban macro

Forms and Techniques

Colour.

Further Reading

Examples and works of Lora Zombie

http://lora8.deviantart.com/

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Catch That Train

Catch that train is a painting by Cheryl Jarosz .

why I think it was influenced by urban environment

I think this work is considered to be influence by urban environment because the Trains have bright colours and bold colours of red, blue, yellow and black this makes it look lively more like an urban area. It makes the work look like a busy area like on an urban environment as it is a train station.

Themes Identified in this work

Colour, form and techniques

Further Reading

Catch that train  Infromation on catch that train

http://cheryljarosz.tumblr.com/  Chery Jarosz official website

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optical Tone

Why I think technology, science or mathematics has influenced

I think optical tone was influenced by technology and science; first of all it is controlled by technology software which was invented by Mutoh. Optical tone is a combination of art, technology and science.  The software used controls the colours of LEDs to display RGB colours. It also uses LED technology which also controls dynamis light from the view of colour composition.  The materials that were used to control the optical tone also show that it was influenced by technology.

How the work reflects on the period it was made

I think the work reflects the period in which it was made because this is the time people want to break down the walls between art science and technology, the design brings together the three. The influence of using  bright lighting and colour shows its part of the new world of modernism

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Further readings

Mutoh Tsutomu works  

http://www.tdctokyo.org/awards/award04/Interactive02_e.html

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Deep Magneta

Why I think technology, science or mathematics

Deep Magneta is a design which only needed colour shape and line.  Mathematics influenced the design because of the techniques used such as symmetry lines and shapes which are all part of a mathematical subjects.

Why I think his work reflects on the period it was made

Designed in 1978 I think it reflects on the period in which it was mad because this is the time people were trying to understand the use of mathematics in art.  The cold and warm colours mixed with the symmetry  and shapes gave the work interesting effects for this I think it was influenced by the early combination of mathematics and art which was being introduced in the 70s.

deep magneta

CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Acrylic on panel
SIZE:  h: 48 x w: 48 in / h: 121.9 x w: 121.9 cm
SIZE:  Framed: 48.5 x 48.5 inches

other source material

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Richard_Anuszkiewicz

“Op Out of Ohio” review by Ken Johnson for the New York Time

Richard Anuszkiewicz Pronunciation

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GT1 Satelite Speakers

Why I think this work was influenced by technology, science or mathematics.

Gt1 Satellite speakers where designed with a theme of Art and Technology.  Webcam shaped like they come in different colours. The materials used for the speakers are metal, paper and plastic. Because they fall under the theme of Art and Technology they have a unique design and shape which no one would expect speakers to have.

I think technology influenced the speakers because they function with technology. I also think the different materials used in order for the speakers to function also makes the work technology influenced.

How the work reflects the period it was made

I think the work reflects the period it was made because the speakers look modern like compared to the early speakers of the 20th century.  The materials used also reflect on the period. As the years have moved on there are new materials and new materials mean new design. The materials used are plastic, metal and paper unlike the old speakers that were mostly made of wood.

Gt1 Satelite speakers.

Early loud speaker

Further reading

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudspeaker

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George Baraque

Why his work is considered to be an example of a development of Modernism

I think Braque’s work is considered to be an example of Modernism because he knew how to describe objects in his work into fragments. His art work had outstanding colours and textures with his personal style.

Why I think his work is considered to be an example of post modernism

I think his work is considered to be an example of post modernism because the style of his work had developed to a point where he didn’t use much paint and oil but instead used materials like newspaper prints, pieces of fabric this is noticed in his work of cubism were he used more collaged materials just like Pablo Picasso.

Work and context

Braque’s work created visual dynamics through balance, he used materials like oil paints and canvas and for his collage he used different types of paper and pieces of linoleum.  He mostly worked with Pablo Picasso as they were living together while chasing their dreams of becoming famous artists.  His work of the woman with a guitar, shows the brown is balanced by the brown on the rectangle this also comes back balancing on the dark area of the painting which is also balanced by the same colour in this way he showed visual dynamics.

Intentions and meaning of his work

Braque’s intentions were to create something new to the world through cubism.  Research show that there was no strong meanings that viewers can use as symbols. “. However this means the work can elicit a more idiosyncratic response, for example the bright ochre’s and almost cluttered appearance could make the painting warm and inviting”.

How the work reflects on the period in which it was made

His work was made during the period of the world war one. The influence on the world war made him do paintings on the issues that were surrounding the environment because of the war.  The war had a great impact on him and he started putting images of meaning concerning the war.

Woman with a guitar

This is a painting by Baraque which was painted in 1913 in the Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris. He painted it on oil and charcol on canvas. It shows a woman holding a guitar.

further reading

Read more at Suite101: Cubism and Braque’s Woman With a Guitar http://www.suite101.com/content/cubism-and-braques-woman-with-a-guitar-a280516#ixzz14EPyorsl

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Cubism and Abstract Art, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1936.

John Cauman (2001). Inheriting Cubism: The Impact of Cubism on American Art, 1909-1936.

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Sandra Blow

Work and its context

Sandra Blow used collaged materials such as bright colored canvas cut outs and torn paper. Using materials like sawdust, sackcloth and plaster with paints she created liveliness in the work.  Most of her collaged work was located from her home.  

Sandra Blow is known as one of the abstract painters who introduced British art to use cheap materials like these.

Intentions for and the meaning of work

Her intentions for the work were to create the subjects of work in texture and color.  With work Full of meaning, although it is a bit difficult for individuals to understand it and react in there on way. It depends on what every individual sees in order to know what she really means.

 “Abstract art can communicate before it is understood”

How her work reflects the period in which it was made

Some people might think her work is creative and influence them with new ideas with the use of collaged materials but some people don’t think if it that way.  It depends on who is looking at the work with interest.

 I found a quote talking about Sandra Blow’s work from a website and it said”When looking at an artwork by Sandra Blow the viewer will experience an emotional reaction, her work can be, sensual, uplifting”.

Response to the work

In my opinion I think her work is meditative although it’s a bit difficult to understand exactly what she means.  For example in her work piece of Meteor (1989) she splashed paint which gave the piece a strong color and texture, I failed to understand it until I looked at the way she splashed the paint and found out that the work is actually interesting

Glad Ocean

1989,

 Acrylic and collage on canvas.

Meteor 1989
Original Painting
Acrylic on board

 

 

Further Reading

http://www.sandrablow.com/ Official Sandra blow website

Sandra Blow at artcyclopedia.com

Obituary from The Guardian

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