For this project I chose to use the principle text in order to create my piece. I decided I wanted to make art relating to dance, because I've been dancing since I was three. I wanted to use the dancer's body to make the letters, and I got the idea to make them spell out "evolution of a dancer" because that is the theme for my dance studio's recital. Evolution of a dancer is supposed to represent a dancer's journey beginning from when they are little and as they evolve they become more flexible and creative. I showed this through the letters because the dancer starts out as a little girl making basic shapes to create a letter and she evolves into an older dancer that creates more complicated shapes. I used pen on illustration board and framed it with different papers to add color.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I agree with the line from the article, "artists can create using any number of materials," because although an artist may be experienced using a certain material, I don't think the materials make the artist. I've seen really amazing artwork made out of paint samples or sticks, so I think using non-traditional materials can turn out better than artwork made from fine art supplies. I think limitations allow creativity and make art more interesting and intriguing. Art made out of random materials can be less limiting and more unique. I prefer looking at art made out of non-traditional materials because it always surprises me how the materials can transform to create art.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
In the article, there were a lot of points I agreed with. I think that the elements and principles of art that are taught are limiting and can be insignificant concerning modern art. I believe the elements and principles of art are important basics that people should have understanding of. However, I don't think they should be used extensively or independently. There's more to understanding and creating art than these concepts. Learning about post-modern principles should be put into art classes in order to make the curriculum more modern and less traditional. I think this would allow for more inspiring and innovative art.