Friday, March 26, 2010

Allee Willis' Museum of Kitsch

I just had a former student e-mail me this link to check out, I thought it was just too fantastic not to share. One of the portions of art appreciation that I teach is about art criticism and this includes discussion of fine art versus kitsch, so I think it is perfect for that, check it out, I hope you enjoy!

May inspiration and creativity be with you!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Greeks Started It All

This week I thought I would treat us to a little foundations in the birth of the western eye, The Spear Bearer (Doryphoros) by Polykleitos from ancient Greece, created about 450 BCE.

Polykleitos created this work (originally bronze, this puppy is a marble Roman copy) to illustrate his theories about art and the human figure from his treatise "The Canon." If you connected this to the fact the list of acceptable and famed art works the world over are referred to as the canon then extra brownie points for you!!

He is meant to be young, idealized, perfected, yet realistic and properly proportioned as he is in the contrappasto pose, with one leg bent and in motion with his hips tilted slightly as his head gazes off into the distance before him.

May inspiration and creativity be with you!

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