Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Final Blog Post

For my research project I researched the famous pop-art artist Andy Warhol. When I started to think about what do to to recreate something he might do in modern day or might like I thought about taking an every day item and recreating it in different photos like he did with his famous Cambell's Soup Cans. Once I started I transitioned my project into more what is the common pop-art ideas by using bright colors and words similar to what would be seen in a comic book. I chose the words "Pop"- symbolizing pop-art, and then continued on with a common word bubble type idea using "bang". For my last piece, I wanted something a little more modern that I think Andy Warhol would have liked today. So in the center I painted a big eye heart emoji that we all use everyday on our phones. I think Andy Warhol would have liked taking such a common thing (an emoji) and making it art. People would question, didn't someone already make that? Which coincides with a lot of the criticism Warhol received. The Emoji is the focal point standing out besides the two others with words, because they look more similar. I used a lot of of the primary colors, red, yellow, blue. In the cloud shape it looks almost pixelated alike with much of the comic book look. There is an implied line around the cloud bubbled shape. I also wanted to include Andy Warhol's face in one of the pieces - I chose to do it with the Pop because he was the face of Pop art.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Post modernism

-Encounter people with many beliefs
-different is embraced
-Periods: realism, modernism, postmodernism
-Art focused on consumerism
-no more singular beliefs, rituals, or concepts
-simulate life
-what draws one in
-false reality

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shape of time Review

shape of time review
Kubler’s “The Shape of Time” talks about that hardships that biographers of artists have and comparing artists. He states that writing about an artists just from their biography does not help anyone understand why they made something, how, and what message it was intended for. Comparing artists is difficult because they are so many differences in how an artists comes to be and what their piece of work is. Kubler touches on some artists are just naturally born with the talent and others have to discover it- the artists “entrance”. Artists are extremely talented, however, some artists are much more well known then others. This doesn’t necessarily mean that da Vinci was more talented then a lessor known name, but almost everyone could identify some of his work. Some artists become popular at the right time.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


The first photo is a small shampoo bottle with a white background with the natural inside light. It has almost a yellowish dull undertone. The second photo is with a light on it. It looks much brighter with blue hues and much more visible white.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Escaping Flatland

This article was very confusing and hard to dive into to understand the authors purpose. What I took from the article was that the dimensions are extremely important from the artist to the viewer. Making art 2-dimmensional allows for more in depth perceptions art. The photo attached to the article is very scaled out and is almost like a map to what the artist wanted us to see. Also, when a piece of art is photographed then seen through a computer screen, mainly how we always view art, it is not authentic and we cannot see the exact art because it is shown to us through pixels rather than brushstrokes for example. The article mentions Galileo, and it reminds me back to when I took Intro to the Universe last semester. While the article still leaves me questioning I connect this with the in class discussion of color, particularly the blue color of the sky. Many people see variations of color which I agree with, however, in Universe class the question, "Why is the Sky blue?" was on every single test. It has a scientific answer simply that the sun reflects more blue particles than it does red. Therefore, the sky is blue.