September 8, 2006
Sample test on blackboard soon.
Ch. 3 – basic building blocks of art
– the mark left by a moving point, pencil, pen, stick in the sand, most imp element
– color used to portray light
Paul Klee, “Landscapes with Yellow Birds” 1932, color
, yellow, blue, texture
, time and
motion are suggested in this piece, like bird in different points of time
Ansel Adams, “Rails and Jet Trails, Roseville, California” 1953, different lines due to
telephone poles and the jet trials
Vertical line – attention
Horizontal line –sleep, dead
Diagonal line – movement
Abby Leigh, “Wallenote” 2002, lines superimposed over letters
Alexander Calder “Two Acrobats” 1928 a man and woman acrobat
Bridger riley, “Current” 1964, curved lines on a canvas, practices op art, optical illusion,
Optical Art – an art movement that runs approximately from 1955 to 1975 involving and
artists attempt to produce a somatic or physical response in the viewer.
Duane Preble ?