Monday, December 3, 2012

tetrahedral planetoide

Artist: MC Escher
Title: Tetrahedral Planetoide
Escher is officially my favorite drawing artist of all time. The second I saw this I thought "Escher found Atlantis and did not tell anybody!" It is almost like each point has what its adjacent point doesn't have. One has a concave circular stadium type structure, and its adjacent point has a convex dome that counteracts it. What is also cool is the illusion that in one vantage point it actually looks flat (if you focus on just the circle around it). However in another vantage point, when looking at the structures themselves) you can definitely get the 3D feel.

Yet another Escher Drawing=)

Artist: MC Escher
Title: House of Stairs
I chose this drawing for this week's post because I thought it was interesting how he made the stairs go in every direction. Not just left and right in a horizontal/vertical manner, but he also makes then go in and out of the page as well. He also somehow makes a set of stairs look like it doesn't belong while looking at a set of stairs right next to it. And then from another vantage point it looks like those same set of stairs belong more than another set in the entire drawing! And what is up with those alien looking centipedes?! Those along with the stairs make this drawing not only complex but slightly creepy. But I like it! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Almond Blossoms

This painting was illustrated by Vincent Van Gogh. The medium utilized was Oil on Canvas it was conducted February 1890 . This painting currently resides at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This painting was created when Vincent Van Gogh got word from his brother that his nephew had been born and his name is Vincent Willem. Van Gogh made this painting to be placed above his brother and his brothers wife bed to symbolize new life. He chose an almond tree that blooms early in southern region which announces the coming of spring.  I like this painting because I love the way trees look and I really would love to be able to draw a tree so detailed. The story behind this drawing makes me love it even more. I like the usage of color and I like the shades of blue that were utilized.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joan Miro

This is a drawing by Joan Miro called The Vegetable Garden with Donkey and it was created around 1918. Miro uses oil on canvas to create this work of art. Miro uses cubism here but I also thought it was interesting because it tied in with landscape sketches we just did. I liked how everything drawn into this is in its own cubes. I thought it was a real interesting piece of work.

"Venice Twilight" by monet


"Venice Twilight" -1908, oil on canvas

Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movemetns of philosophy of expressing ones perceptions before nature. He was Born in 1840 and died in 1926.This painting was focus on the cathedral and bell tower located on the cost of the island, the beauty of the island at sunset. This was one of Monets greatest series.

Dogs Playing Poker

This painting is called "Dogs Playing Poker" done by C.M. Coolidge. This was actually part of a series of 16 different painting that featured dogs playing cards and billiards. The series was done in 1903 to advertise cigars. I liked this painting because I've always found it funny, and after I did the research on it, I learned things I never would've guessed about it, which I think is pretty cool.