Andy Goldsworthy is well-known as a British sculptor. He lives in Scotland and creates his artwork there as well. I viewed a YouTube video called "Andrew Goldsworthy 's River and Tides." Andy creates art using materials from nature such as flowers, leaves pinecones, snow, thorns etc. I also went to the Landmarks sculpture exhibit at Montgomery College. Mostly all of the artwork was made out of materials from nature. They were all very nice and unique sculpture. After viewing the film of Goldsworthy 's artwork and looking at the Landmarks sculptures at Montgomery College, I 've noticed that both are similar in terms of their purpose and different in where they locate their artwork.
Gli, represents the African culture by using the patterns of kente cloth. The resemblance of a wall comes from one of the hangings at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, hangs in-between two columns appearing to be a wall to further provoke thought on the impact of
The development of modern day architecture is very fascinating. Even though it has a very significant difference to architecture in the past, it still has many similarities. Many famous buildings we have today still show the same basic designs. For example, the Lincoln Memorial is very similar to the Parthenon.
He explained, 'I realized that architecture was always an expression of a particular form of civilization, but then came the difficult task… what is our civilization? What is essential?'.37 He added, 'It is very difficult to define our civilization, and it is far different to put this thought into words than to build it'.38 While studying the work of contemporary philosophers, notably Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947), Mies understood that the sustaining and driving forces of his epoch were universality, science, industrialization, economy, and above all technology.39 However, the architectural expression of the essence of this 'Technological Age' was not equivalent to the literal, direct display of the building's skeleton as in a work of engineering.40 Even if intended by the architect, this direct exposure was often hampered by the other various factors that influenced the architectural design, such as the fireproof regulations, as notably exemplified by Mies's buildings in Chicago. Moreover, an essential expression entailed the use of symbolism because the essence of a thing transcended the material realm, reaching the realm of ideas, concepts, sensibilities and aspirations. This immaterial realm expanded the possibility of subjective interpretation and artistic inspiration. Indeed, Mies acknowledged that, even though prioritizing a collective expression, individuality
On Friday, October 2nd, I visited the Wittliff art collection at Texas State University. I was very excited at how much art I was going to see as I made my way to the 7th floor of the Alkek Library, which is where the Wittliff art collection is located in. Sadly, with all of the artwork that was displayed, I was having trouble deciding on which art pieces to write this critique on. However, two certain 2-D pieces caught my eye. Out of all of the displays in the art collection, I ended up choosing Keith Carter’s photograph and Kate Breakey’s painted photograph.
Matt Ridley, Author of Genome made understanding human genetic material and the method behind its mechanics easy to understand. With real life examples and situations related to how each of our chromosomes design and affect our existence. Genome offers insight to the very nature of our very beginning, with follow through to the end of our life. Meanwhile explaining how, through our genes we can live forever.
Iowa State University is home to many astounding buildings that have tested the sands of time. As you walk through campus you may see the Old Farmhouse building that houses a great museum or the grand buildings of Beardshear and Curtis halls, but one building that you should direct your attention to rather than just walk by every day, as I had done in the past, to truly understand its history and meaning, is Catt Hall. This building has gone through many decades of change and accomplishment and is one of the most important buildings on campus through its help of Women’s suffrage with Carrie Chapman Catt, changes in departments, and withstanding demolition wishes of its amazing architectural design.
On September 20, 1941 George and Viola Chihuly gave birth to their second son, Dale Chihuly, in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid, Dale Chihuly quickly took interest in the two things: glass, and light. He was amazed by how light could pass through a small piece of stained glass, and would stretch as far as 300ft. In 1956, his older brother and only sibling, George, died in a Navy Air Force training accident in Pensacola, Florida. A year later in 1957 his Father, George Chihuly who work as a meatpacker and a union organizer died of a heart attack. After the death of his brother and his father Dale lost motivation in school but, even with poor grades his Mother, Viola, encouraged him to go to college.
These symbols represent what happens to each character in the second book in the Maximum Ride series, called School's Out-Forever. The wings symbolize that the seven kids, Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel, are avian-human hybrids. The earth symbolizes that Max is supposed to save the world. The scratch marks show that Fang will fight, even when his life is at stake, in order to save his brothers and sisters. The two rings represent when Iggy found his real parents. This fifth symbol, the outfit, expresses that Nudge wants to live a normal life. Nudge wants to have a normal life instead of always running from the erasers, which are lupine-human hybrids. Sometimes her decisions get everyone in trouble. The bomb is an example of Gazzy's
To me, the many different colors are visualized as many different plots of land. At the top the blue lines are a river, which was thought of as an obstacle in earlier times. Rivers were and still are barriers as well as dangerous places. The river is a symbol of a problem in my life. When I come upon a river, I search for the best way to cross it. For real life problems, I search for the most logical answer as well. Also, in The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby deals with many issues while trying to plan out his life. Gatsby was born to a poor family, and he made a tactical decision to leave, going east in search of great wealth. “I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (98). Gatsby made a calculated decision to leave his unsuccessful family in search for a better life. When problems were arising with what he aspired to become, he sought out the best solution to the problem. Just like Gatsby, I search for the best solution to the problem. I do this because the board game opened my eyes to how beneficial thinking problems through
represent many things. To some it’s the representation of the discovery of the new world
Van Alen meticulously set the aesthetic of the design to commend Chrysler’s successful automobile business and the machine age of the ‘20s. Iconic eagle gargoyles modeled after the Plymouth automotive head ornament decorate the top of the building, and the corners are adorned with what looks like to be Chrysler radiator caps. Once inside, one can look up and see Van Alen’s tribute to the workers that constructed the building as well as the booming age of flight of the ‘20s. The ceiling is coated in murals that depict men laying bricks down by hand as well as multiple airplanes flying across the country. To this day those murals remind anyone who steps foot in the building of the technical progress in the 1920s.
For this assignment I chose to use the Grateful Dead Archive. It is a extensive online archive featuring over forty-five thousand digital pieces relating to the band. With this archive, the user can access images, papers, recordings, and other memorabilia related to the Grateful Dead. It is an archive that is user generated, meaning that the contributors are people with items that they want to share and will upload images, copies, or audio recordings onto the site.
An allegory is a story which reveals a hidden message, often a moral. Both short stories, “The Chaser” by John Collier and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, are examples of allegories. Hawthorne and Collier each use symbolism, metaphor, foreshadowing and dramatic irony throughout their stories, to share their cautionary tales. Characters in both “The Chaser” and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” are deluded that they can solve their problems through a “quick fix” involving magical drinks. Although the two short stories differ in many ways, such as plot line and the time period in which they are set, they impart common themes. In each story the moral “be careful what you wish for,” is relevant. In each story, the indiscretions
Postmodernism is a term that we have come to known since the late twentieth century. Derived from the Latin words “post” (after) and “modo” (just now), postmodernism is a widely discussed phase of contemporary history today. The early appearances of the word go back to a surprisingly long way. American postmodernist Ihab Hassan indicated in his book, The Postmodern Turn (1987), that “postmodernism” could be traced back to the Spanish word “postmodernismo” in Antología de la poesí española e hispanoamericano, published in 1934 by Federico de Onis.