Artistic Style

The first thing I’ll go over in this post are a few concepts that were covered in the chapter over Artistic Style in the “Design Fundamentals For New Media” textbook. “Style” is defined as the manner in which something is done in the aspect of design, or a reference to a particular movement in art. Style can be used as many things including a context. When used as a context your style will be used to create a world in which the information will exist. This means that by changing the way, and the style the information is presented, it can create a different feel to it.

On the subject of Artistic Style, I chose to do some research on Pointillism and will review a few things about it. First off, Pointillism is an Artistic Style which uses small points or dots of pure color being applied in patterns to form an image. The name “Pointillism” itself was actually a term developed by art critics in the late 1880’s to mock the work of these artists, as they did not take it seriously. A famous Pointillism painting “La Parade de Cirque” by Seurat is shown below.

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I have also done an Old Western Ad for an iPod. This shows how style affects the entire look of something and how it will be interpreted. 

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Eames Cards Design

After some thought, I decided to use images showing the different aspects of a wealthy lifestyle as compared to a less fortunate or poor lifestyle. There are thousands of differences between the two lifestyle’s that could be displayed. But I chose to focus on homes, clothing, cars, food, and lifestyle activities.

The first comparison made will be between that of a poor home, and a wealthy home.

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The next comparison made is between a wealthier persons car, and a poorer person’s vehicle.

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Another comparison made could be between that of what a wealthy person would be able to eat, versus someone who lives in poverty in a third-world country and is starving.

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Also noticeably different would be the clothing worn by the rich as compared to those living in poverty, which I again represent with a photo from a third-world country.

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The last comparison made is between the lifestyle or activities of a wealthier person, who would be doing leisurely activities, whereas a less fortunate person would be most likely working to try to make ends meet.

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“Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?”-Video Review

The movie Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? honestly brought up a few questions in my head about how people look at art. Truthfully, the main thing I would wonder is how someone can analyze a piece of art that is so randomly put together, as if they can interpret exactly what was going through Jackson Pollock’s mind when he was creating his pieces. The so called “experts” claim to be able to tell what is a Pollock and what isn’t, by the ways the colors overlay each other, and how “one splash needs to be here, not running below that splatter” which does not make sense to me. Honestly, I believe Teri has a Jackson Pollock painting, and I respect her perseverence through the struggle of proving to the world what it really is. I’m certainly no expert, and could easily be wrong, but it is my firm belief that Teri has a Pollock. The painting is unique, and appears in the same style as the other works, of course there is undeniable differences between the paintings, but it is over-analyzed by some people who over estimate their own abilities. Not everything is traceable, and there are gaps in every story, I only believe this makes the piece more unique by attaching the mystery to it… Where did it come from? … and Where has it been? At this point, I wish Teri the best of luck in proving her painting as a legit Jackson Pollock.