Wednesday, 22 January 2014



From the correct point of view
From an incorrect viewpoint

Fantastic Paintings on PhotoPeach

Optical illusions

1. Stare at the red dot on her nose for 30 seconds.
2. Turn to face a blank, light coloured surface (ceiling or wall).
3. Blink repeatedly and quickly.
4. Now... what do you see?

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Visual perception activities

Image and perception

Do not forget!
  • Task 1: Find in the magazines in the classroom images of the different finalities we have studied. Cut them out and glue in a piece of paper.
  • Task 2: Manipulating an image. 1st ESO. Find a large photograph you like: a favourite musician, car, landscape... Cut your picture into horizontal or vertical strips. Make the strips as wide as you like. Create a feeling of distortion by guing the strips onto the space provided, using a certain order you have previously decided. For example, light to dark, different heights, every third strip upside down, etc. Although it is a simple activity, it can have interesting results if you first think about what effect you wish to create. Here you will find some examples of Image manipulation:
    • Task 3: Manipulating an image. 3rd ESO. You will have to create an Agamograph.(alternate images in accordion). You are going to be given two identical pictures (your photo). You have to paint them in Pop Art style: one of them in black and white, and the second one in colors. Then... we are going to create a 3D optical illution: an agamograph. Here you are some examples:

    Wednesday, 8 January 2014

    Elements of art: DOTS

    Georges Seurat invented the technique known as Pointillism, which uses tiny dots instead of broad strokes to put the paint on the canvas. The individual dots of red, yellow and blue are sucked in through your eyes and mixed up in your head to create a variety of shimmering shades.

    Click here to see an hiperrealistic and pointillist video:

    Jackson Pollock (Jack the Dripper) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock's technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins of the term action painting.

    Alexander Calder is the most representative cinetic art sculptor.

    Take a look to this wonderful mobiles by Julie Frith.

    Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian-born artist who is often credited as being one of the first modern artists to create abstract art. Kandinsky's goal was to use brilliant color with geometric shapes, lines and points to create images that had no symbolic, figurative, or narrative elements.

    Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design.

    Elements of Art

    A lot of vocabulary, but do not worry, we are going to work with the elements of art one by one:

    1. Listen to the first video and create a list of keywords in your notebook (Title: Elements of art-vocabulary).
    2. Send a comment in this article with the list of words.
    For the comment: 
    Remember to write your NAME+ the first letter of your SURNAME + COURSE.
    I will publish your comments when all of you have done the task.