appropriation - steal from anywhere that awakens your imagination or inspires you. Steal things that speak to your seal. Originality is non-existent. It's not where you take things from, it's where you take things to.
globalization (the shrinking of the world)
we are creating a whole different reality and a diff sense of space
not so much the material as what you say w/ it
Escaping the confines of Museums and other Traditional venues
gaze - idea of who made the art, thru their eyes
feminist movement contributed to postmodernism
non-originality - you can take and use whatever you want
The "Why", expression, meaning, derives from the subjective. The emotional or intellectual message.
simplicity, understanding what the basic essentials of the image are - for clarity
- getting rid of anything that does not actively engage in the content of the piece
(how will everything in the piece relate to the meaning)
- strategies of organization for effectve visual expression
- Compositional means by which artists arrange design elements
Design elements - ingredients
- used by artists to express feelings and communicate ideas
- point, line, texture, shape, mass, volume space, color, value, time, motion, words, and sound.
Shape (basic structure)
geometric or organic
figure and ground
positive and negative shape
(the way you use shapes on your picture plane to engage)
line types - actual - implied
line in two-dimensional art
what kind of line are you using, and what's the effect? you can use lines to inform the content of what you're trying to say.
line is important in creating movement
implied texture (a symbolic texture) - visual texture; an illusion of tactile qualities
Value - most important thing to understand in design
what makes us see things - we respond to values
value pattern the shapes of values, which covers the entire picture plane
a two dimensional picture is usually made up of a puzzle of interlocking values that cover the entire picture plane. This is called a Value Pattern
monochromatic, analogous, and complementary
triads, tetrads, and hexads
warm and cool colors
colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow. Complementary color schemes have a more energetic feel
A color scheme in which 3 colors of equidistant distribution on the color wheel are used, e.g., red, blue, and yellow.
Tetrads (or quadrads) are any four colors with a logical relationship on the color wheel, such as double complements.
a balanced combination of six colors 1) the combination of primary and secondary colors and 2) the combination of all six tertiary colors.
warm and cool colors
Warm color schemes do not include blue at all, and likewise, cool color schemes do not include red at all. For example, a color scheme that includes "warmer" colors may have orange, yellow, and red-orange in it. "Cooler" colors are green, violet, light blue, etc.
strategies for creating space
overlapping of shapes
interpenetration of shapes (planes)
use of warm and cool colors (warm pops forward)
use of value changes
line direction (planes)
sharp and diminishing detail (atmospheric perspective)(ariel perspective) things become fuzzy in the background
size (we often interpret largeness of scale in terms of nearness)
Position (the bottom of the picture plane is seen as closest ant the
Indicators of Illusional space
foreground, middle ground, and background
Contemporary Approaches to Space
appropriation - to adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of man-made visual culture.
an arrangement of elements along a vertical axis, often expressing height, power, and grandeur.
an arrangement of elements along a horizontal axis, often expressing peace, restfullness, and stability.
an arrangement of elements along a diagonal axis, often expressing dynamism, agitation, discomfort, and vigor.
an arrangement of elements along a circular path or radiating from a central point, often expressing fullness, harmony, joy, and inner stability.
an arrangement of elements relying on a triangular structure that provides actual or illusional stability.
Eye travel directed by visual design in a work of art.
The illusion or suggestion of motion.
making something dominate is effective in creating emphasis
-making certain elements more important than others in a design
-by establishing dominance in a composition one avoids chaos or confusion
the degree of visual contrast can
create visual interest
establish juxtapositions of ideas (conceptual contrast)
type of balance that occurs when the weight of a composition is evenly distributed around a central vertical or horizontal axis
the type of balance when both sides of the central axis are not identical, yet appear to have the same visual weight; a "felt" equilibrium or balance between the parts of a composition rather than actual equilibrium or balance
A type of symmetrical balance in which elements are arranges uniformly about a central point.
The comparative size relationships between the parts of a whole.
One could use realistic proportion or exaggerated proportion to achieve a psychological effect.