Part two research point : positive/negative space

Research task: Look at range of artists working today and how they incorporate positive and negative spaces in their work – annotate some examples.   In her book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” Betty Edwards asks the reader to imagine the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, speeding down a corridor and through a … More Part two research point : positive/negative space

Part 2 Research Point: The Still Life Genre

Still Life painting describes the genre of drawing or painting ordinary objects without human presence. It has a long history. In paintings on the walls of their tombs Ancient Egyptians portrayed items of food that were offerings to the gods. Still life representations were popular on Greek and Roman domestic walls and in floor mosaics. There … More Part 2 Research Point: The Still Life Genre

Part one: Research Point – Odilon Redon & the Atmospheric Potential of Tone

Odilon Redon 1840-1916 was a French artist in the Symbolist movement which began in the latter part of the nineteenth century particularly in France, Russia and Belgium and included poetry and other art forms as well as painting. Redon’s work included paintings, drawings, prints and books. To many people much of his work can appear … More Part one: Research Point – Odilon Redon & the Atmospheric Potential of Tone

Some notes on 4 Distinctive Visual Languages – Da Vinci, Kollwitz,Twombly & Saville

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo Although we tend to think of Leonardo as a painter he probably painted no more than 20 paintings over his lifetime. Yet, such was his profound interest in  the way things are that he filled thousands of pages with detailed sketches … More Some notes on 4 Distinctive Visual Languages – Da Vinci, Kollwitz,Twombly & Saville