Project 1: The craft of writing

Notes, from CAT binder: pages 66-68. Writing = “expressing language by letters or other marks’ (Peter T. Daniels, 1996) These marks form a system of signs A sign is an arbitrary name we assign to an object or concept. Arbitrary: arising from accident, rather than rule; not bound by rules We need context to give… Continue reading Project 1: The craft of writing

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 5: Finding out more I used the Bridgeman Education Library (BEL) to find a couple still life/nature morte paintings (with fish) that appealed to me. I am far more interested in representations of people, bodies and emotion in art, so still life paintings, and the "dead" worlds they often depict don't appeal to me.… Continue reading Project 1: Art & Ideas

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 3: Reading about art Excerpt (pp.1-8) from Art History: The Basics, by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon: Routeledge). Summary: In this excerpt, Pooke and Newall trace the evolution of how we typically define art in the Western world. They illustrate how longheld “classical” distinctions in the art world, and the measures by […]

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 3: Reading about art Excerpt (pp.1-8) from Art History: The Basics, by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon: Routeledge). Summary: In this excerpt, Pooke and Newall trace the evolution of how we typically define art in the Western world. They illustrate how longheld "classical" distinctions in the art world, and the measures by… Continue reading Project 1: Art & Ideas

Just for fun: A wish in the fountain

This is an addendum to my last post and is just a light riff on the Duchamp theme. Although I don't particularly enjoy Fountain, both within and apart from this course, it always provokes an emotional response and is no doubt a fair jumping-off point for thinking about art's evolution over time. It’s 2017, and… Continue reading Just for fun: A wish in the fountain

Project 1: Art & Ideas

Exercise 1: Responding to Duchamp's Fountain Exercise 2: Thinking about art What is art? Art can be, but isn't necessarily—anything created, curated, re-purposed or re-contextualized with the intention of generating or inspiring a physical or emotional response. That's my current definition, anyhow. How do we know it is art? I'm not convinced that we can… Continue reading Project 1: Art & Ideas