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Contextual notes for part 4 (3): Large scale painting

In this third part I am looking how large scale works can be made.  For all projects especially assignment work:  Large paintings can be considered as one single large canvas like executed by Richard Diebenkorn (1922 – 1993) with his ‘Ocean Park‘ series of very large (up to 8 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet) abstract paintings (non-gestural) as a kind “gorgeous compositions of color…

Contextual note for part 4 (2): The Sublime

In this second part I will have a short sneak in the sublime and its meaning for visual art. For all projects ‘Sublime‘:  My tutor suggested me to look at the concept reps. theory of the Sublime. I am currently residing in Switzerland in the canton Bern and would have easily access to the mountains around me and the snow dropped already down there. Sublime…

Contextual notes for part 4 (1): Looking Out

Before embarking on part 4 with the outdoor resp. ‘looking out’ elements I consider key aspects for me to keep in mind and to reflect on till next assignment. My tutor provided me some helpful suggestions to look out for. In the first part I am looking at the architectural elements in context with the relationship between the viewer, the artist, me and…

Project 4 – Research Point: Interiors genre

See also my research and weblog post on ‘Domestic interiors’ as part of my Drawing 1 course unit. (Schaffeld, 02 March 2015) With the growing wealth in the Netherlands in the late 16th and 17th century, two genres made became quite popular: still life and interiors. The first one with focus on abundance and depiction of precious objects that were…

Project 4 – Research Point: Linear Perspective

During my OCA course ‘Drawing 1’ I researched the traditional context of linear perspective and how it became a convention in visual arts since the Renaissance. (Schaffeld, weblog post 2015) Linear (or central) perspective is the mathematical approximation of how one observer do perceive the world around him as described by Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72) in his treatise De Pictura (on painting).  Mainly it consists…

Project 3 – Research Point: Optical Effects

“Artists enhance and elaborate the effects, whereas scientists contract and constrain them.” (Nick Wade, 2003) Optical effects are based on visual perception associated to observed constraints and conventions. Pascal Mamassian (2016) explores in his article about ‘Ambiguities and conventions in the perception of visual art‘ how the human eye and mind of the observer resolves ambiguous scenes in everyday perception and comparing them…