Digital Art Interesting Quotes

“Daniel Brown’s work changes the way we look at and engage with digital imagery. It is technically innovative and emotionally engaging, but also gives us an extraordinary amount of freedom in the way we experience it”. Jonathon Ive (www.danielbrowns.com)

‘I find inspiration in many places,’ said Mr Brown. ‘Much of my work involves working on computer graphics for fashion, and through that often see a shape or texture, or even just the way light falls on an object- and think it would look fantastic on a flower.’ (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2509396/The-exotic-blooms-dont-exist-Paralysed-digital-artist-uses-mathematics-paint-realistic-flowers-smell.html)

Mirrorcity Southbank Centre Exhibition

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On Monday, I travelled to the Southbank Centre by Waterloo Station to go and see the Mirrorcity art exhibition. Geographically it was a perfect location for me.

The Gallery was very spacious allowing people comfortable viewing with 2 floors and some exhibits outdoors; the time of day was suitable for browsing, there was never a moment where multiple people were crowding around 1 exhibit.

A stair lift was on site to provide assistance for disabled people. The walls were a white/grey colour with black text, easy for people to read and helps those with colour blindness.

Anne Hardy’s works caught my eye, one in particular was Building. The grey and metallic looking background reminded me of a futuristic environment, while no human is portrayed to give a sense of isolation and creepiness. The TV linkup is similar to the style of Big Brother, a sense that somebody is watching you.

Another was Suite, the background is similar to a seabed several metres under the ocean. Microphones are set up to possibly capture marine animal sounds; human life has rarely ventured to such depths without the help of technology, as well as to this day scientists are still discovering new species.

I would recommend the exhibition to those who like mysterious and wonderful art; you learn a lot of background information about the artists and the origins of their works.

Critical Response to Margot Lovejoy

Constructivists were part of the constructivism art movement which began in 1917 in Russia, around that time the Russian revolution was in full swing. Artists that were part of this movement included:

  • Tatlin
  • Rodchenko
  • Pevsner

Tatlin had created a portrait of a monument that was never built only designed, this was essentially a detailed version of a blueprint, it was reported that it would be taller than the Eiffel Tower. But the way it was structured was virtually impossible to build. The Bauhaus in Germany would exhibit the works of the constructivists to the general public; art produced in the Bauhaus was linked to pure art.

Image Analysis

Portrait of an American Family

The creator of the art piece Laughing Bones provides a giveaway into what of genre art work the artist is trying to convey to its audience. The style of camera and clothing gives clues into the era this photograph would most likely be set in.

The artist displays the stereotypes of each family member by having media that will typically appeal to the adults and children; the TV’s that obscure the faces of the family leaves the audience guessing the appearance.

Hommage a Paul Klee

The use of date and version created to show that Nake has created more than one of this particular artwork. Nake uses the classic pen and paper method to bring his work to life, the use of lines and particular letters have no particular structure displaying the craziness and madness shown.

Computers and Modern Art Critical Response

Artists don’t just have to work with watercolour to succeed; there are those who work under different titles such as mathematic algorithms, animators to achieve success in their work.

Ones who fall under both these categories include:

  • Charles Csuri
  • Frieder Nake
  • Yoichiro Kawaguchi

Artists fall under categories of Phase 1 to 3 depending on what years they are or were active, Phase 2 for example comes under the years 1986 to 1994, the World Wide Web had just been created by Tim Berners Lee.

Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism and Expressionism are the main types of art movements from recent history that apply in the modern world and have been used before in history.

A History of Art Critical Response

Computer Art has existed since the 1950’s as a way to show what artists can do electronically as oppose to the old fashioned method of drawing on paper and oil painting, allowing them to use a different medium to express their work.

By the 1980’s the Atari 2600 was on the market, a majority of games were text based and lacking in any sort of visual gameplay, one such exception was the classic Pacman game, this saw moving characters and a background environment which players could explore, all of this was in 16 bit graphics and much different to modern times with the hardware capabilities and systems.

Digital Arts Processing 15 October 2014

On Tuesday I uploaded the first draft of my essay onto Dropbox for it to be marked and receive feedback. In the lesson we analysed two art pieces, Portrait of an American Family and Hommage á Paul Klee. We had to go into great depth about the aforementioned items, we were taught about 4 key points:

Identify
Evaluate
Analyse
Interpret

I have analysed 1 art work for each artist in my essay with the same criteria applying as above.