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Depth before perspective

The course notes indicate that we should undertake a view on perspective over time (p58), first looking at the representation of depth before the formalisation of linear perspective, and then at modern art representations. As part of this research I ran into multiple descriptions of the primary principles of linear perspective. One of the most readable is this:  Continue reading “Depth before perspective”

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Royal Academy: Abstract Expressionism

After my previous consideration of Jackson Pollock then a major Abstract Expressionism seemed to be an opportunity that I shouldn’t skip. There is a lot of work here, much of it by Jackson Pollock – including some of his most famous pieces. This was an opportunity to really try to engage with the concepts. Continue reading “Royal Academy: Abstract Expressionism”

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Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

This was being exhibited at a local Gallery, so I decided to go along to have a look. The work has been fairly extensively documented, and so I won’t attempt to describe it in detail here. Suffice it to say that there are 6 tapestries and  wealth of background information to view and consider. Continue reading “Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences”

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Project 2.2: Spoon practice

This was starting to work in the reflections. It doesn’t look enough like a spoon though. Will try the front next. Value of the spoon relative to the stool is weak as well. In all, I need to consider the design of the overall piece in much more detail before starting a main assignment piece.