Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I would definitely consider these hair-dos art. The detail in them is amazing especially considering they are made out of hair. These pictures are intriguing they made me wonder how the hairstyles were made and how they stay together. One objective of art is to get people talking and these hairstyles definitely accomplish that. I never would have thought of a hairstyle being art before.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I was amazed when I saw the picture of the portrait Andrew Salamone made of Bill cosby out of cups of jello. The jello form looks exactly like the original picture. There are 725 cups of jello that make up Bill Cosby's face. I can't even imagine how much time and planning went into this piece only for it to be taken apart and eaten in a few hours.
I was researching different forms of art and I came upon smoke art. I became interested in it, because it's something we see often. I never stopped to look at the designs smoke can make or considered it art. From the pictures I have seen from my research I now see the art in smoke.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I mostly take pictures of people. I started photography my Freshman year of high school and my interest in it has continued to grow. I love taking close up pictures, because there is a connection that is lost when you take a picture of something from a distance.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Anne Geddes photography is easy to identify but very creative and unique. She had started a whole new genre of photography that is often imitated but never quite duplicated. The Australian born photographer is a world wide sensation. Anne Geddes: simple, innovative, and creative.
I love this picture by Walker Evans. The composition of the photograph is well laid out. The cars on both sides of the street balance the composition. I also love how the water on the pavement makes you feel like you are there experiencing a cold rainy day. Harmony is created by the repetition of the cars that all look alike and the trees. Movement is also captured in this picture, by the way the cars carry your focus from the foreground to the background. This photograph is simply stunning.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
At the Denver Art Museum the piece by Swentzell titled, Something Special, really left an impression on me. The piece was a young girl holding a butterfly, it was made out of clay, bronze and silver. The butterfly was made out of silver and the girl was made out of clay and bronze. The silver is more valuable than the clay which is why I believe Swentzell made the butterfly silver and the little girl out of clay. The meaning I got from the piece was, we take the little things in life for granted when a lot of times they are the most important or valuable. I related to this piece, because I believe we take a lot for granted and don’t truly realize their value or appreciate them until they are gone.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
William Wegman was born in 1943, in Holyoke, Mass. When he first perused an education in art he was interested in painting and went to art school. After he had finished his degree he became interested in photography and went back to school. William Wegman began photographing his weimaraners. He dressed them like humans and put them in positions that made them seem human-like. Some people argue that the positions Wegman put his dogs in were dangerous and cruel. I don't think his photographs quite classify as animal cruelty, but i do believe he does poses with his dogs that he probably shouldn't. Pictures such as the ones i have on this blog shouldn't be done. The animals really could have been hurt
doing these types of poses. Also keep in mind sometimes it takes several shots before a photographer gets the exact composition and lighting he or she was going for. So a lot of these poses had to be held for a good amount of time in order for Wegman to get the photograph he was going for. Most of Wegman's pictures involve animals dressed as humans; which I think is silly but not cruel. The pictures I have posted are some of the more controversial photographs. You decide art or cruelty?
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Annie Leibovitz (1949-)
The famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, born Anna-Lou Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949. When first starting art school Annie had the desire to be a painter and then found she loved photography. Annie was initially known for being chief photographer of Rolling Stones magazine for ten years. After being chief photographer for the Rolling Stones Magazine she began shooting photographs for Vanity Fair magazine. Annie's portfolio consists of many photographs of celebrities such as Whoopie Goldberg, John Lennon, Miley Cyrus and many more. Her photographs are unique and shocking. Annie does many poses that push limits and take photography to another level. In order to get these astonishing photos she establishes a great connection with the person she is photographing. The connection she has with her subject allows her to create such unique compositions.