In the fifteenth century the printing press was invented and meant that stories that were traditionally passed on orally could be written down. Information, ideas and news reached a wider audience and the tradition of oral storytelling began to decline. What happens to a story when you take it from its source, make it permanent … Continue reading Exercise 1: Implications of the Textual Revolution
A few days ago I was reading a book late in the evening. I managed to stumble on the following sentence: Constructivism debuted with Suprematism in the same exhibition in Petrograd, Russia, in 1915. In my tired state I just could not recognise the word debuted. In my head I was sounding it out as de-boo-ted … Continue reading The arbitrariness of the sign
Why people read Why people write Escapism Pleasure Relaxation Learning Practice Challenge themselves Stimulation To discover new ideas To explore ideas To understand other people To learn about themselves To help process events To learn about other places Boredom To explore places you cannot go To experience activities you cannot To find meaning in life … Continue reading Exercise: Reasons Why
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King I enjoyed this book because of King's no nonsense style of writing. I liked that his advice was to use your vocabulary exactly as it is. His basic rule is to use the first word that comes to mind if appropriate and colourful. Try not … Continue reading Book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art? (2017) by Kyung An and Jessica Cerasi Thames & Hudson I picked up this book in the library in an attempt to demystify contemporary art. Reading through it gave me a few ideas for works of art which I have jotted down below. I liked this book as it was … Continue reading Books: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?
Overall I was pleased with my first feedback although it took me a few readings to be sure that I understood it correctly (just because it is a different style to the feedback I am used to). It seems that I have made a good start on this course and I look forward to taking … Continue reading Reflections on Assignment One Feedback
One excellent suggestion made in the feedback of my first assignment was to look at the different art movements and try to gain a better grasp of the associated terminology. I found a copy of ...isms Understanding Modern Art by Sam Phillips (2012) Bloomsbury Publishing Plc which I have used to create the mind map below. … Continue reading Summary of movements