Exhibition visit – ‘Los Caprichos’, Goya / Dalí

Los caprichos (1797-98), Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828) Los caprichos (1977), Salvador Dalí (1904 ­– 1989) I just visited an exhibition called 'Del Capricho al Disparate' (Spanish, from caprice to absurdity). The works are an appropriation by Dalí of Goya's series Los caprichos, which includes 80 prints in aquatint and etching. It's been some months since assignment… Continue reading Exhibition visit – ‘Los Caprichos’, Goya / Dalí


Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – New Topographics

New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, 1975 Shift from traditional portrayals of landscape; industrial development, growing urbanity America in the 70s, effect of man on landscape. Photographers: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, and Henry Wessel, Jr.; all shot black and white… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – New Topographics

Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Aleksandra Mir

I've watched and read Aleksandra Mir's project First Woman on the Moon (1999). I found it very clever, sarcastic and profound. It was amusing (in a good way) to watch her dramatic video of the process of transforming a Dutch beach into the moon, especially when she parallels the sound of a spacecraft's take-off to… Continue reading Part 4, Project 2 (It’s about time) – Aleksandra Mir

Reflection #2

The Importance of Context in Photography I must mention something I've just read from the course text: 'Today photography is by far the most widespread art form and that means we tend to lose sight of the photograph as object.' YESS!!! I agree so much with this. We have stopped focusing on photography as photography and instead pay more attention to the subject… Continue reading Reflection #2

The Pencil of Nature (Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art)

The Pencil of Nature: Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art, p. 3-13 I found Talbot's book so interesting that I've decided to keep reading and making notes of it. I'll be using the version of the book with images found in Project Gutenberg. Notes & points of interest Camera Lucida '...the inimitable beauty of the… Continue reading The Pencil of Nature (Brief Historical Sketch of the Invention of the Art)

Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

Reflection I received my feedback for assignment two. I got really nervous before opening it and actually delayed it as much as I could. One of the things pointed out in the report is that I didn't reference any sources, and thus didn't demonstrate that I researched and read around. Since this was an interpretative assignment, I… Continue reading Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

Research point – Postmodernism

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Chapter 1 'The rise of postmodernism', (p.1-12) Points of interest '...postmodernists often follow Marx. They claim to be peculiarly aware of the unique state of contemporary society, immured as it is in what they call ‘the postmodern condition’.' (p.2-3) 'They have a distinct way of seeing the world as a whole,… Continue reading Research point – Postmodernism

Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3

Exercise 3 Gallery or site visit  Sketchbook notes Ciudad Mujer (Woman City) 1, 2 & 3, Susy Kitchen, Venezuela, 2016 Graphite on paper, 30" x 40" Combination of place and woman; a city within a woman, woman is city. Bored expressions. People as one with towns, cities, houses. Places are people. Soft, delicate, smooth, gradient, light vs.… Continue reading Project 3 (Place in art) – Exercise 3