The art criticism process.
Step 1 Describe: Tell exactly what you see. Step 2 Analyze: Use the elements/principles to reflect upon the art form. Step 3 Interpret: Consider the following. What is the artist trying to say? What caused the artist to say it? What is the historical milieu that surrounds the work of art? Why was the work of art created in this particular style? Step 4 Evaluate: How successful or important is the work of art?
This project was the printmaking project. In the post the top picture is a picture of my best piece from the project and the bottom picture is the worst. Both pictures are poorly taken and cropped. The lines are straight and the corners are sharp. The lines make it semi easy to notice that it is a print of a building. The contrast of the white lines and the black background makes it stand out more then it would have been if it were to be a white background and black lines. In the project I was trying to say where i came from. I chose this building because it represents the city of Chicago due to it is the city's tallest building. The work was created in this particular style to emphasize the lines and main features of the building. The work was not the successful due to the quality and lack of effort it seems that was put into the process. It is important to a point. The work shows where I come from and the kind of fast paced city life I am used to.
What is art? Art is in the eye of the beholder. It is the expression of creativity and imagination.
What is the point of this class? What did you get out of it? The point of the class is to teach art and how to express yourself through your art and to find out more about yourself and what you like. I got out of the class is ways to make art and different types of art.
What was the warm up or sketchbook assignment that you learned the most from? The warms up that I learned the most from would be the value warm ups.
For this piece I used pencil for drawing the picture and a map of Chicago for the background. I drawed the picture of my dad first. The I cutted it out and glued it onto a map of Chicago. The drawing is of my dad. I chose him because i made a owl for my mom so i wanted to do something for him. Also I chose the background to be a map of Chicago. We are from Chicago and he was born and raised there.
I made a owl using papper mache. I took metal wire and bunched up papper and taped them to make the frame. After that I took a mix of glue and water and stripes of newspapper. I dipped the strips of papper in the glue and placed it around the owl. There are 3 layers of the papper mache on the owl.
My mom inspired me to create the owl becuase she loves owls. The most successful part of the piece is the shape of the owl. The least successful part of the owl is the color and the eyes. If i were to change anything I would make the eyes larger and the color less brown and orange.
To be honest I wouldnt and will not be signing up for a sculpture class. I am not a big fan of art in the first place. Let alone sculpture making.
To cut the line out of the rubber I used a pick to scrape off the rubber I didnt want to show up black. After I cut out the lines I wanted to be white I got black ink and a roller. I applied the ink onto a metal plate and took the roller and rolled the ink onto the roller. Then applied the ink useing the roller onto the rubber brick.
I incorporated the theme of "line" in my piece by the lines of the building. The lines i cut out are the out lines of the "sears tower". The most successful part of the piece would be the lines outlining the building. The least successful part of the piece would be how the left antenna is a bit crooked. If I were to redo it I would make it go straight up.
The items i used in the painting is a shoe, a play station controller, and a hockey puck. The shoe represents that I like shoes. The controller represents that I like video games. The hockey puck represents that I like hockey. I feel like the most successful part of the painting would be the shoe. If i were able to change anything i would either be the background or the hockey puck. The wall color looks to blue and matches the shoe to much. The hockey puck is not as circular as i intended it to be and the logo looks rushed. I picked acrylic paint to do the peace because I am not good with water colors and i wanted this painting to look good.
Idea of Place
This is a painting of downtown Chicago. This is important to me because I was born and lived most of my life in Chicago. The most successful part of the peace is the trees and street lights next to the trees. If I had the chance i would change the building and the street. It look really rushed. i choose to do this peace in water color because I used acrylic for the other painting.
I morphed a pencil and a dragonfly together because it honestly seemed to be the simplest to do. To make the piece I used pencil because it is a pencil. I used pictures on google to help draw the dragonfly and drawn the pencil while looking at another pencil. I feel like the most successful part of the piece would be the pencil itself. I would have changed the wing if i were to change anything they do not look similar at all to me.
Charcoal has the advantages of being able to show great value with in the peace.
Pen has the advantage of being able to get the darkest of the darks but not able to get the lighter values.
Pencil has the advantage of the great value from light to dark.
The warm up i learned the most from would be the value warm up. It taught me how to apply value using a pencil in different methods.
Yulia Brodskayawas born in 1983, Moscow Russia. She is an artist and illustrator known for her handmade elegant and detailed paper illustrations. Originally from Moscow, she is now lives in the UK. Most of her work uses an old technique called Quilling, in which ribbons of paper are used to create intricate designs. Her work inspires me and draws me in because of the texture and the colors. I like the way the colors are showing value and how it is bright and colorful.
Website link- www.artyulia.co.uk/