It is strange, given I work in London and am on an Art Degree, that this was my first visit to the National Gallery. In visiting the Gallery I needed to focus, at least to a degree, and so I chose to consider primarily Landscape images. That didn’t restrict me too much, as there are large numbers of them in there, but it at least allowed me to have a meaningful approach.Continue reading “Visit to the National Gallery”
When considering the idea of portraying multiple viewpoints in an image the concepts of Picasso and cubism come to mind first. I’ve looked at this previously, and still find the images almost incomprehensible in so many ways. That is not to say I don’t find them interesting, and sometimes I can even go so far as liking them. There is a more subtle version of the concept in Cezanne’s work. The featured image is “Still Life with Apples and Oranges, 1895-1900” where different parts of the image seem to be painted from different angles. Without this observation the image is distorted and the shadows inconsistent. The articles linked to above consider the possibility further, and in “Learning to Look at Paintings” by Mary Acton. Continue reading “Research Point: Multiple viewpoints”
On consideration I’ve decided that it is appropriate to reflect on my tutor’s feedback again. This is more for my own thinking than as a response. After my Assignment 2 feedback I realised that I hadn’t understood and/or followed some of his advice. Considering each point explicitly at this point seems worthwhile as a completeness check, and to build a “further work” list. Continue reading “Reflection on Tutor feedback”
I’m trying to decide how to work out which cupboard is best, what viewpoint and how much to open the door. We have three cupboards in the house that meet the brief, with one having double doors. One has cans and such in, another is tea boxes and drinks and the last spices and jars.
I like the cupboard with the spice jars. This is the one I chose for my earlier practice, but the cupboard with the tea packets would work as well.
There is also the question of whether to ‘tidy’ the cupboard. I’m thinking not. In fact I may even add some extra stuff. My life is full to over flowing, and I want the drawing to reflect that. If that is the driver then the double door cupboard, with its stacked up contents would be best.
On amount of the door to show, I think it looks best with just a bit of the outside of the door showing. Decisions, decisions…
Received feedback for Assignment 2 from my tutor.
Thank you for your second Assignment
Thank you for taking my advice and keeping to the requirements of the course so that you have submitted only some evidence of the projects as instructed in the coursebook. Continue reading “Assignment 2 feedback”
There is so much in the feedback I received from my tutor I’ve started to turn it in to a slightly simpler list of “things to do”: Continue reading “Assignment 1 Feedback Action”