I have learned many things in this art class over the semester. I learned the principles and elements of art, and different ways to use them. I got to try new things like contour drawings, gesture drawings, and drawing geometric forms. I learned how to correctly draw and shade facial features for a portrait drawing. We used different mediums like pencils, acrylic paint, collage, colored pencils, charcoal and digital collage to create our art throughout the semester. Once we start a new unit, we also learn the history behind the art and time period. We also learned about different art styles like pop art, surrealism, and different types of portraits.
"I believe that, through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Hyères, France, 1932 by Henri Cartier-Bresson. photograph that is exhibited in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
This is a photograph take by Henri Cartier-Bresson. This is my favorite artwork because its feels like time stopped in this picture. Henri captured this motion so well that you can tell that the biker was going at a pretty fast speed. I love the fact that when you take a picture, its like freezing a memory or something you saw and it won't go anywhere. Even though this picture doesn't have motion in it, you can see that there was motion and I think thats really cool.