Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday,12/3/2010.Lecture Summary

Paintings 1950-1980's

Abstract expressionism

Jackson Pollock " Jack the Dripper"
 - First art star

Franz Kline

William DeKoonig
- Unflattering view of women

Joan Mitchell
 - Second generation Abstract expressionism

Cy Twombly
- Created paintings that was a reaction to Absract expressionism

Bryce Marden

Helen Frankenthal

Mark Rothko

Hard Edge
Frank Stella

Ellsworth Kelley

Bridgette Riley

Jonathan Lasko

Pop Art

Andy Warhol
- Made commercial art

- 15 minutes of fame

Friday, December 3, 2010

Reading Summary/Susan Sontag on Photography

Susan Sontag on Photograpy Summary

- Every thing has been photographed since 1839

- To collect photographs is to collect the world

- Phographs furnish evidence

- The toy of the clever, wealthy, and obsessed

- It seems positively unnatural to travel for pleasure without a camera along

- Photography became a rite of family life

- Most families with children have at least one camera in their home.

- Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to have fun

- Photography is essentially an act of non-intervention

- Photographs cannot create a moral position, but can reinforce one

- Photographs are valued because they give information

- Today everything exist to end in a photograph

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday,11/19/2010.Lecture Summary

Some Contemporary Photo - Based Art

During class we discussed  different photographers and their photography.

- Ansel Adams- Photographed a specific moment in time
- Edward Weston - Black and white photography with form and lighting
- Henry Cartier-Bresson - Used out of focus camera technique and considered master of the moment
- Jeff Wall - Used huge prints
- Walker Evans - Social commentary photography
- Sherry Levine- Took a picture of one Walker Evans photos and called it her own

Other Photographers we learned about are Dave Anderson, Oscar Fernando Gomez, Richard Billingham, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, Andere Sarano, and Dorthy Elounge

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Representational Form part 2

Whole object 



Dramatic Lighting


Exaggerate Scale


Depth and Space



Positive space

Negative space

Surface texture


Repetition and Rhythm


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Susan Sontag Assignment

1st Photo
A. I took this photo to capture the joy and happiness of someone enjoying their birthday party.
B. The person in the picture is my God sister, so we have a familiar relationship because we are family and both know each other.
C. The intended to be viewed mostly by family and friends who can look back at the photo in the future to how much that person has changed or to look at past birthdays.

2nd Photo
A. This picture taken of me when I was younger. It shows that I was pretty cold and interested what was going on at the moment.
B. The photo was taken by one of my parents, just taking pictures of my reactions at that moment.
C. The photo was intended to be viewed by my family and anyone else who wants to look at it. Mostly for my parents to see their son when he was younger.

3rd photo
A. The photo capturing this persons performance with his buddies.
B. Could be personal picture of a person taking a picture of his friend dancing and performing or professional photographer just getting pictures of cool moments.
C. It can be viewed by anybody who comes across it. It shows energy, excitement, and some stain with the person in the picture that anyone can find it interesting.