Two examples of still life work which include fish are: Andre Lhote, (1885-1962) Still Life with Fish; Nature Morte aux Poissons, gouache over pencil on paper laid down on board, 30.8x41.3 cms Emil Parrag, Fish and Jug, (1965), oil on wood, 40x50 cms Both of these paintings have a similar composition, prominently featuring a plate on which … Continue reading Exercise 5 – Finding out more
Damien Hirst The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), 2170 x 5420 x 1800 mm | 85.5 x 213.4 x 70.9 in, Glass, painted steel, silicone, monofilament, shark and formaldehyde solution. Image: Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012 My first reaction to the piece … Continue reading Exercise 4 – Looking at Context
Art History: The Basics by Grant Pooke and Diana Newall (2008, Abingdon: Routledge) Notes on pp.1-8 "What is art and what is art history?" Meaningful Comments Letter from David Hensel, 1 December 2006 "the art world itself seems to be engaged in a cultural performance about our times, a parody about duplicity, marketing tactics, and … Continue reading Exercise 3 – Reading about art
What is art? As uncouth as it may sound, to me art should be something that engages people on an emotional (or perhaps intellectual) level. I can agree with the fact that art should be something that you can think about and reveal extra layers to the work, I am not sure that I am … Continue reading Exercise 2 – What is art?
Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1950 (replica of 1917 original)(porcelain urinal) Credit: Fountain, 1950 (replica of 1917 original) (porcelain urinal) , Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968) / Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA, USA / Gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Herbert Cameron Morris, 1998 / Bridgeman Images My first response to this piece was "crass and intentionally controversial". On … Continue reading Exercise 1