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

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Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Self-assessment)

Assessment criteria Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding I think I've improved in this particular point, as my interest in learning more about the historical and cultural context of different artists and their work has grown. I paid more attention in my assignment, for example, to how context influenced and shaped Chris Marker's film La… Continue reading Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Self-assessment)

Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Commentary)

Commentary on my experience of Part Four (Photography) I had no idea what to expect for this part of the course. Photography seems to me to be something very practical, so I was curious to see how I would get to read and write about it. Three research points in particular shine from all the rest; The Pencil… Continue reading Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Commentary)

Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Plan)

Assignment 4 relationship between art, message and photography explore themes time and place 1000 words Options: 1. Duane Michals' photography combined with text. American photographer, 1932 - . His photography is connected to journalism and is very narrative, either by his use of sequences or his use of text. Emotion, philosophy, sincerity, humor, poetic. (Does the… Continue reading Part 4 (Photography) – Assignment four (Plan)

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

Viewpoints Derek Trillo, The Cheshire Plain from Beeston Castle, 2008 view of Cheshire Plain photograph taken from Beeston Castle no sign of castle, only on title elevated viewpoint, looking down from a high place field, divided into four areas 3/4 brown field, 1/4 green contrast of color; brown trees on green, green trees on brown size of… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 3

Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Research point

Photography: Nature vs. urban sprawl This type of photography is very important, as it shows the (often negative) ways we are changing (often taking over) the natural landscape. It makes one think hard about the consequences of our modern world, that our whole way of living (comfort, urbanization, technology, consumerism, agriculture) is in direct conflict… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Research point

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 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2

Holiday photos Looking back at my holiday photos, I can identify all sorts of reasons behind why I took certain pictures; some are touristic (e.g. iconic monument or building, cliché subject) and others are 'artsy' (element of abstraction, intention, formal elements, composition, color palette), some are both at the same time, others show an interesting… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Exercise 2