Before you embark on the first project, do some research into the constructed sculpture work of some of the following influential sculptors (These artists should be researched for assignment two also):
I started this research point by simply digging in and trying to find information and example sculpture about each artist, one at a time down the list. In some ways this worked as an approach, in others it became a little too much of a marathon of research and not doing. Almost universally there were some sculptures for each artist that caught my interest for one reason or another. I also started to observe commonalities and differences in the works which started to be interesting in and of itself. The different artists, and my consideration of them, is documented on the Art and Artists page and its sub-pages.
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[Read, 2006] is a core book for the course and includes a wealth of information and reference photographs. As such I’ve spent a significant of time studying the book as part of the course. This post is, in effect, and extension of the Research Point about Sculptors.
The purpose of this article is to outline some of the key takeaways from my reading through the book. It is personally based, rather than a review or summary of the contents. This article, therefore, includes little detail about individual sculptures (as that would be in the Research Point or Art and Artists page), and more about the learning from and thesis of the book.
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Whilst on a trip into London to see the Da Vinci drawings I also visited the British Museum’s African gallery. My interest was partially the link between modern art and African art. There are some notes on this in the References at the end of the article.
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I first heard that this exhibition was going to be on when parts of it were travelling around the country. The story goes that Leonardo left his collection of drawings, effectively hi sketchbook, to his apprentice. These were broken up over time, and a bound volume of a fragment of the collection made their way to the Royal Collection. The majority of this work wasn’t published until 1900 or so, meaning that much of his work was effectively hidden until then.
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The following article was recently sent out in one of the OCA forums: Here’s Why Spiky Shapes Seem Angry And Round Sounds Are Calming . I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw it, but it is a summary of psychological study findings, and has interesting implications.
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