Assign 3 Blog Posting DUE Oct 14 2pm

DUE: OCT 14   2pm to this blog post.

5pts: Artist Research, Blog posting

GRADS:

Take the file given and create abstract non representational animation that synchs up to the beats and notes of the music.  You can be inspired by a wide range of visuals but I will ask you to post 3 works of art by 3 Abstract Non Representational artists from the 20th century.

OPTIONAL (GRADS ONLY): Choose 30 seconds from a modern Jazz (1950/60) Artist to synch your animation to.  You may choose Gershwin the audio file I provided. Shed light on this artist, in terms of:

  • Why you chose the artist?
  • The significance this artist played in the 20th century in regards to music, society and history?
  • How the work will inform, guide and inspire you animation attempt?
  • What type of emotions or concepts do you believe this music will touch upon in your animation?

Research:  Pick from the list below three 20th Century Abstract Non Representational Artists  (You may look to additional artists as long as they fall within the parameter) and upload 3 images to your box folder AND post visual links to the blog posting:

Respond to these questions:

  • Why you chose the artists?
  • The significance these artists played in the 20th century in regards to art, society and history?
  • How the visual work will inform, guide and inspire you animation attempt?
  • What type of emotions or concepts do you believe Rhapsody in Blue touch upon personally as well as what you hope to communicate in your animation?

Pick from these artists …(Refer to the Architecture and Art Library in Lee Hall and ask for assistance in finding Non Representational Modern Artist Books and reference materials)

  • Rothko
  • Kadinski
  • Pollock
  • Delaunay
  • Mondrian
  • (Jean) Arp
  • Miro
  • Kasimir Malevich
  • Sara Hughes

UNDERGRADS

Take the file given and create abstract non representational animation that synchs up to the beats and notes of the music.  You can be inspired by a wide range of visuals but I will ask you to post 2 works of art by 2 Abstract Non Representational artists from the 20th century.  minimum 20 seconds from within the soundtrack.

Parameters: 2 Distinct themes

Research:  Pick from the list below three 20th Century Abstract Non Representational Artists  and upload 2 images to your box folder AND post visual links to this blog posting:

Respond to these questions:

  • Why you chose the artists?
  • The significance these artists played in the 20th century in regards to art, society and history?
  • How the visual work will inform, guide and inspire you animation attempt?
  • What type of emotions or concepts do you believe Rhapsody in Blue touch upon personally as well as what you hope to communicate in your animation?

Pick from these artists …(Refer to the Architecture and Art Library in Lee Hall and ask for assistance in finding Non Representational Modern Artist Books and reference materials)

  • Rothko
  • Kadinski
  • Pollock
  • Delaunay
  • Mondrian
  • (Jean) Arp
  • Miro
  • Kasimir Malevich
  • Sara Hughes
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11 Responses to Assign 3 Blog Posting DUE Oct 14 2pm

  1. antoinettebrennan says:

    I chose these artists because I appreciate their use of clean lines and their color usage. The focus on primary tones by Mondrian’s New York City, the bright, bold colors used by Sara Hughes in her Crash 4, and Delauney’s more muted yet still eye-catching tones in Endless rhythm all appealed to me greatly from a visual standpoint.

    Piet Mondrian’s art was well known for using straight lines, right angles, and color combinations, creating simple but beautiful and unique artwork. He was an essential artist in the development of the modern abstract art movement. Delauney, much like Mondrian, was well known for his linework; however, he had a tendency to focus more on depth and tone in his abstract art. Sara Hughes is a perfect example of a modern abstract artist, her work reflecting her influences from previous abstract artists yet adding her own unique touch into the work.

    The amount of space within Mondrian’s use of straight lines creates a strong foundation in an art piece that I hope to utilize and inspire myself with when working. Meanwhile, Sara Hughes’ use of vibrant colors shakes things up and excites, something I hope to integrate into my animation. Finally, Delauney’s artwork calms me down with the gentle colors and clean curves within her work.

    In my animation, I hope to effectively communicate the buildup at the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue, followed by the sudden excitement caused when the cymbals crash, and finally calming my audience back down with much gentler tones, much like Rhapsody in Blue’s outro.

  2. erentelime says:

    I chose Kandinsky, Miro, and Kazimir as my artists because I really liked and connected with the pieces I chose from each artist. All of these artists combined abstractism with another element and created something unique. Kandinsky was a pioneer in abstract painting, as well as a leader in avant-garde art. Miro collided abstractism with Surrealism, which was another popular art movement in the 20th century. Kazimir was another avant-garde artist who used geometry often in his abtractism paintings. As for inspiration for my animation project, I really enjoy the geometric shapes in all of the paintings I chose and I want to mimic something in my art. Possibly have objects/shapes turn into other objects/shapes to create a narrative. In Rhapsody in Blue, the entire song tells a story and has a range of emotions. I feel a sense of urgency in some parts, others I feel determination, and other times I feel calm, mysterious, and child-like. I would hope to tell a story with my animation that has a variety of emotions throughout the entire video, just like the song.

    Kandinsky

    Miro

    Kazimir

  3. Kara Porter says:

    Jean Arp
    I chose Arp because I was inspired by the simplicity of his works and how he suggests an object with interpretations of their shapes. He played a significant role in the 20th century as he broke away from the Surrealism movement and founded the “Abstraction-Création,” which was group of artists moving to counteract the this movement. I would like his works to inspire and guide how I approach the complexity I decide to add into my animation. Drawing inspiration from Arp I want to use smoother, rounded objects to represent some of the forms.
    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRW5jgrhN1amGYQAWiURjv3UZNNvuWaNl5K8ME91yxLM2S_VIjl

    Wassily Kandinski
    Kandinski was the artist I chose to represent the visual style that I felt suited the Ragtime-Jazz era. In reading more about him, I learned that Kandinski often used musical terms to identify his works, calling them improvisations and compositions as a composer would. This is why I chose to continue my research into this artist for this assignment. I am intrigued and inspired by the use of harsh contrasting black lines that run throughout multiple of his more abstract pieces (as seen in the picture below). These thick lines direct the viewers eyes around the page in a way that is reminiscent of the conductors baton movements. This is something I would like to implement in my animation, as well as incorporate blocks of color or intricate line work in juxtaposition.
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSL70MO1XE-bu2cy9PvjMCUIU-_HrWXtTmMAPYOke_Q0k1WF8zM

    Joan Miro
    I chose Miro because of the childlike nature to his paintings, as well as the simplistic color palettes he uses. Upon further reading I learned that Miro struggled with depression and painting was a way that he kept the “black thoughts” away. I can relate personally to how art plays a role in mental health and I feel inspired by the underlying feelings that his works give me. I would like to incorporate the stark contrast of the black forms or backgrounds against a limited but bright color palette, and possibly create suggestions to figures as in the second image. I very much enjoy the pops of color within the overlapping of shapes in the first image below and would like to also draw inspiration from that.
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQviI-_V3wcxpalSI_yQZrmOkelDKvDtvhf7lySM3C3xFabGh3g
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ5P-vQUhQMvEYxWY8EgW0VoVIEtj06G4jk0cXXNAdrWTKekDbA

  4. oliviafelber says:

    Possible Music Choice:
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers- Moanin’: https://youtu.be/fsJ3JjpZyoA

    Art Blakey was a jazz drummer with a career that spanned 6 decades.

    Long song (about 9 and a half minutes) with a lot of fun runs. I particularly like the intro, as well as one spot in the middle around the 6 minute mark where the percussion kind of goes crazy for a moment to transition into some extremely expressive piano.

    I like that it has some slightly more dissonant, or dark parts.

    20th Century Non-Representational Artists:
    Hedda Sterne: One of the ‘irascible 18’ that fought to get abstract expressionism properly recognized in the art scene. She started more in surrealism, then moved into the abstract expressionist movement of her time.
    Born in Bucharest, Romania, 1910. Died in New York City, US, 2011.

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/586d344215d5dbe77c2087cf/1624034057836-M5YLSVR9TU1ZJN6ZB46G/IMG_7869+copy.jpg?format=750w

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/586d344215d5dbe77c2087cf/1587568296708-AYHOZTU24CT63TGVTDNU/image-asset.jpeg?format=1000w

    I like the way her work feels almost gritty, even the cleaner more architectural pieces feel somewhat worn, and I like that a lot.
    Her more organic drawings and sketches would be fun to animate in terms of flowing movement, and could be interesting paired with more geometric lines and shapes.

    Sarah Hughes: Modern artist (from the list). I’d never seen her work before, so I decided to look into her.

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/526b2311e4b0d55c33ab3c10/1581913977246-TG2F99WWQPW0Z38WTKX6/Sara_Hughes_8-minutes-and-17-secs.jpg?format=1000w

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/526b2311e4b0d55c33ab3c10/1581913977703-6GZIV6VFL9YV1AJY2OGQ/Sara_Hughes_8-minutes-and-17-secs1.jpg?format=1000w

    I really like these two in particular- they have a fun sense of movement in the pairing of splatters, and almost liquid looking designs with strong geometric shapes.
    This is what I kind of mentioned above- I really like the contrast of the flowing forms with rigid geometry!

    Wassily Kandinsky: Russian painter and art theorist (also from the list). He taught at the Bauhaus from 1922 until it closed. Very influential abstract artist!

    https://www.wassilykandinsky.net/images/works/247.jpg?version=7

    Circles in a Circle, 1923
    Similarly to Hedda Sterne’s more geometric pieces, I like the slightly gritty, worn feel that the muted colors give to the work. I also generally just like the composition of this one.

    It could be fun to do something where the circles move along the preset lines like tracks.
    Especially with the piano runs in the music piece above, I could have circles or other shapes ‘slide’ around and down to match.

  5. Carrie Bull says:

    I chose the artists Kandinsky, Delaunay, and Miro.

    1.) I chose these artists because they are non-representational artists who’s work still feel like they have life and personality. I respect the work of artists like Mondrian, who work very geometrically, but that type of art speaks to me a lot less than these artists.
    2.) Kandinsky lived through the WWI, the Russian Revolution, and WWII, and was often called the pioneer of abstract art. He was also an Expressionist, and he used his art as a cultural, spiritual, and personal form of expression. He taught at the Bauhaus as well, which was an exceptionally important school in art history.
    Delaunay was an abstract artist, but more specifically he aligned his art with Orphism, which was an offshoot of cubism focused on bright colors and complete abstraction. He dabbled in many different forms of art, such as Neo-Impressionism, Dada, and Surrealism.
    Miro was technically a surrealist painter, but his art was far more abstract than his peers in the movement. It was classified as such because it delved into dreams and psychology, which were key subjects in Surrealism. He was notable because of his contribution to the Surrealism and Abstract art movements, but also because of a tapestry he made for the World Trade Center.
    3.) While these artists are all unique in their style, and even their art movements, they all have in common the beautifully moving non-representational style. I want to have my animation feel like it’s a living creature, even if it doesn’t look like one.
    4.) To me, Rhapsody in Blue feels very happy and excited. It feels like something wonderful has just occurred in life, and there is need for celebration. There may be hurdles yet to come, but there is something great happening in the here and now.

  6. Carrie Bull says:

    (Forgot to post pictures)
    Kandinsky:

    Delaunay:

    Miro:

  7. rossbullock4892 says:

    I chose each of these artists because I see a lot of action and dynamics in each of these works. I wanted to pick artwork that seemed like it had a lot going on and I think there’s a lot of chaotic energy in each of these which I really dig

    Kandinsky was a pioneer in his field, as well as working to establish the Museum of the Culture of Painting and teaching at the Bauhaus School, while Malevich was more of a theorist, and writing profusely about his field and going on to develop the concept of Suprematism and introduce the ideas of “pure feeling”. Hughes works as an artist currently and still has exhibitions for her work and has various pieces installed around New Zealand.

    I think there’s a lot of chaotic energy that can be gleaned from each of these works. That, and a lot of motion happening which each of these. It always seems like something is moving or our eyes are looking at something different in each of these and I think that’ll be a lot of fun to play around with when animating.

    For whatever piece of music I use, I feel like there’s a lot of urgency and perhaps conflict that can be commented on within these. In the first and the last, I feel like there’s a rushed feeling going on in them, where time is paramount and there’s something happening that needs to be done as quickly as possible. It just seems like a very quick, mobile world.

    Kadinsky

    Malevich

    Hughes

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/526b2311e4b0d55c33ab3c10/1382998584212-MYAMB4D2M6AY3GZ4FAP7/sara_hughes_upload1.jpg?format=1500w

  8. Samuel New says:

    Maynard Ferguson – Birdland

    I choose Maynard Fergusons bird land based on a recommendation from a friend who was in Jazz band for many years.
    I like the energy of the piece and think it will be a fun track to animate too. I feel like it has a very vertical and growing feeling.

    Malevich
    I feel like Malevich’s strong use of geometric shapes will work will to capture the energy of the track and I plan on using his work as my primary influence.

    Jean Hans
    I picked this work to have a library of more organic shapes to use to contrast Malevich’s work.

    https://cdn3.volusion.com/qxeml.tmbzn/v/vspfiles/photos/252-2.jpg?v-cache=1539875172

    Rothko
    I really like the texture in Rothko’s work though unfortunately, I don’t think I will be able to capture that in Flash so I mostly just picked him because I needed a 3rd artist.

  9. ejnorth21 says:

    I chose Jean Arp because I was really drawn to the way he used forms in sculpture and painting. I especially liked how he would cut the shapes out of wood to make 2d look more 3D. It reminded me of my interest in paper art. Sara Hughes I chose because I really liked the bright colors and explosive nature of her paintings.
    Arp was one of the leaders of the European avant-garde movement in the 20th century. He met and worked with other famous artists such as Pablo Picasso and Robert Delaunay, and was associated with groups such as the Der Blaue Reiter, Der Modern Bund. He also became one of the founders of the Dada movement.
    Hughes is the first New Zealand recipient of The RIPE: Art and Australia magazine Art Award and she has been selected to participate in a number of notable residencies including the Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Knstlerhaus Bethanien in 2008/09.

    In my animation I want to experiment with forms inspired by both artists, as well as try giving them the illusion of volume like how Arp’s wood cut pieces look. I also want to use the explosive energy Hughes employs in the highest points of the music.
    To me Rhapsody in Blue has always been connected to Disney’s Fantasia animation, where they used the song to follow the lives and dreams of three characters in the city. I always liked how the city itself seemed to be a character, and the most active one. I want to explore this idea of the city being both a character and an ecosystem, run by the drive and dreams of individuals.


    http://www.sarahughes.co.nz/paintings#/upload/

  10. Mohammad Saffar says:

    Miles Davis

    Wassily Kandinsky
    Kandinsky’s paintings from this period are large, expressive colored masses evaluated independently from forms and lines, I like Kandinsky’s painting because he manages a warm color and cool color in the same painting percent.

    Jackson Pollock
    Pouring and splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface. I like pollock’s painting because I can observe the movement on the painting, Movement which is created by color and brush line.
    https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/pollock-number-23-t00384

    Kasimir Malevich
    His painting starts with a visual language of simple shapes and colors. He used squares, circles, and rectangles and only used a few colors to make his artwork. Suprematism was about seeing and feeling art in a new way. Just because he used a few colors and shapes, it doesn’t mean his art is impersonal or cold. The trace of the artist’s brush strokes is visible in the paint and the slight changes of color on the canvas.

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