D, Holst Art 1 portfolio
My self portrait took a Picasso mixed with pop art style to it and I used A monochromatic style of painting. It took three days to complete and more to create my marker board and idea for my sketch. I used blue and green to create a cool neon kind of look to my portrait. The twilight is there to make it seem I am staring of into the oncoming night.
This Digital Graphic art was one of my more favorite projects to do throughout the semester. The reason it is called what it is, is because I used to always have dreams about a cool show that was shown to me on the water, but they disappeared a long time ago. This Graphic art brings back the childhood dreams. It is surreal and all the symbols represent strength, kindness, boldness and silliness. I choose a Salvador Dali style of surrealism, by distorting fish size and making them appear in the sky rather than water. Surrealism is a style of painting used in the 1920’s to represent dream like scenarios.
Over all this year has been a wonderful year of art. I really enjoyed this class. I learned how to properly do perspective drawings using point of view. How to make surreal art using distortion, juxtaposition, scale and many more techniques. Surrealism was also fun to find out about, the artists and paintings were fascinating to me, but my favorite artist has to be Salvador Dali. The most fun part of art this year to me was the paper hand puppets we created, it was so cool to learn the techniques and tricks Donovan taught us how to do. It was an honor to be able to work with him. I had a great time in art I did learn lots of new techniques from shading all the way to paper hand puppet crafting. I look forward to art II.
Starry Night- By Vincent Van Gogh made in 1889/Oil canvas painting, can be found at Museum of Modern art.
The reason this piece I love so much is the surrealistic feel to this painting. Its has a magical priceless look to it. It looks so chaotic, but it isn't it has beauty to it that can be explained. It seems so simple, but yet it is so complex. Van Gogh at the time thought it was a failure, but today it is one of the most iconic pieces of art known to man.
Normality is a paved road: It is comfortable to walk on, but flowers don't grow on it ~ Vincent Van Gogh