Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Headmaster- Karen Donnely 2002

I have never blogged about a piece that was done in ink and paper. So I decided to go back to the beginning of the book and look at what we first started studying. I also think this is a good piece to do because it is very simple with white and black and shows good contrast. I like this piece because it reminds me of some early older cartoons even though it was only done in 2002.

Henri Matisse, The Snail

I chose this picture by Matisse because I enjoyed his use of color and simple figures.  The painting was inspired by a snail's shell but yet is so simple.  At the beginning of the year i never would have appreciated such a simple design but after taking this class i realize the creativity and effort that went into such a work of art.


Man Ray

Man Ray was good friends with Dali and obviously shared his views on art. This piece by Man Ray called Misunderstood is an interesting painting showing an exotic plant of some sort. In the background there are squares on the floor that lead to a door on the back wall. This painting almost seems to make a little bit of sense when compared to a Dali. But judging by the titlte "Misunderstood," Man Ray had his own bass-ackwards interpretation of his own work that not many others could second.

Mount Fuji In Clear Weather

This is a Woodblock Print done by artist Katsushika Hokusai.  It was done in the year 1830, and is part of the Thirty-Six views of Mount Fuji collection.  I like the contrasting colors of the red and blues as well as the vibrant green that dominates the bottom left of the piece.

Self portrait with straw hat - Van Gogh

I chose this painting because can Gogh is my favorite artist. I liked how you can see all the brush strokes and the layers of colors . It's made up of mostly lines and nothing is just one solid color