Friday, 16 October 2015

The elements of art: DOT



POINTILLISM
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: http://vimeo.com/33091687.


DRIPPING ART
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.



CINETIC ART
Alexander Calder is the most representative cinetic art sculptor.


Take a look to this wonderful mobiles by Julie Frith.

GEOMETRIC ART
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.


DOTS, HUGE DOTS
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.




  • HOMEWORK. At home: PRINT THIS BOOK, pages cover,1,2 and 3. Bring them and stick them in your notebook.


  • Pollock interactive. Dripping Art. It’s a simple click and move the mouse around affair, but the feeling of the paint splodging around is surprisingly pleasant. Each click changes the color. Enjoy!




Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The 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.
To 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.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Digital typographies

First of all... a game for all the group:

Alphabets - Typography on PhotoPeach

And now, some interactive activities:
Activities for the computer room
  • Look, you will be able to build your name using letters from Flickr. Look at my name:
 letter O letra S letra A

If you want to build yours, this is the link: http://metaatem.net/words/. You only have to write the name in the white box, click on "spell" and you will get your letters. If you want to change the type, just click on each letter and a new one will apperar.  Click right mouse button on each letter to save it as a jpg image. You can use them in your school homeworks, posters, in headlines, titles, headings... or just to write a letter or a greeting card to a friend. This is more original than using Word or PowerPoint WordArt. Isn´t it?.
  • Periodic table writer. Try! 
  • Try another one. Using the software CoolText, we transform a text into amazing icons. I have used it and this is what I got:
  • The following one is in French, but I'm sure you will do with it: Coloriage Prenom.



More:
Letters can be used to create whatever you like. Have a look:
Do you want to try?
And more:

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Typography

TYPOGRAPHY is what language looks like. 
It is the art and technics of type design.


Type the sky
Type the sky is an original project by Lisa Rienermann, a student of Duisburg-Essen University. Each letter is an empty space in the sky of Barcelona surrounded by buildings. She says: "Todo comenzó por la Q. Estaba en una pequeña calle de Barcelona y al mirar hacia arriba vi las casas, el cielo y las nubes. El área oscurecida por las casas dejaba entrever una forma en el cielo que parecía una Q. Esa fue la idea de la técnica. Pensé que si una Q me había encontrado a mi, no sería difícil que yo encontrara al resto del alfabeto. De modo que pasé semanas mirando al cielo, buscando el resto de las letras entre las casas."



Eatphabet
Eating from A to Z! By Luiza P. (Flicker user). She says: “This project was conceived as a way to document my eating habits and routine, through the creation of an alphabet.“
















Types
A pop-up book.


Human alphabets
Human Alphabets 3



Human alphabets 2
Human alphabets 1


More examples:
  • Draw me a song: take a look to these wonderful typography examples. Posters.
  • Modular typography: Made typography using half moon shape as the negative space between box shapes. Then translated into cardboard sculptures mimicking the same design elements. Sculptures.
  • Fillingraphy on typography. Cakes!