Yesterday I created a folders book with 10 signatures , 4 pages per signature! I didn’t however use the French binding method I just used the loop one! Which I unfortunately don’t know the name of, sorry! I used black and white pages with red stitching! I am really happy with it. I then used some stretchy fabric and sewn on a button so I can keep it shut! I am super happy it actually worked!
This is most of my Paris sketches that I will be putting into my book! I am extremely happy with all of them! I the decided to start manipulating some of the sketches on the printer and adding a page full of writing behind it to add detail and structure! I am really happy with the outcome! Some of the illustrations and sketches got scanned into the printer and I swapped the colours around putting the colours diverse! It looks really nice!
I used fine liners and ink brushes to creat some of my sketches and illustrations.
Well I am going to be brief as I have already posted this once but it decided to delete itself! Brilliant. Today we looked at many artist and art periods, Marcel Duchdutchamp ones and I quote said ‘art can only last 50 years’ I know under stand why he said this as society changes, technology, and people! People’s perception of art and life changes, it kind of makes sense!
We then went back looking at Sigmund Frued, the fello we looked at two weeks ago! His theory came up about dreams and the id! This got us talking about Art Deco and Dali. I noticed Dali drawn a lot of eggs in his paintings and he couldn’t of just did it for the fun of it! It must of been a message or at least created a purpose! I the researched that the egg could of meant life, or and before birth, something was about to be created and a egg could be anything, very deep stuff! However the egg actually symbolisers hope and love. The egg is bound up to be everything, the egg becomes a motif, it becomes so noticed that people will start to think how come he draws eggs and it has people thinking and being aware!
Dali was a extremely clever individual and very talented however in his lifetime he only sold one painting and I think this could of left frustrated and creatively impotence! Some of his work was classed under Surrealism as he drawn a lot of strange and wonderful things including the melting clock! The clock symboliser that in your dreams time is not a fixed thing, this obviously leads back to Sigman Fraud and his work! Everything links! Strange!!
Art Deco advertised everything and anything, it was world wide and everyone was using it and buying the products! Art Deco was the new and shiny thing that came out in the 20′s and everyone loved it! This was a similar time to the war, soldiers were coming home , and that’s the ones who had limbs missing and there life missing, nearly a whole generation was lost and people didn’t want to think about it, so it was the time to enjoy your selfs, drink more, dance more! They had won the war and this was how they coped!
And going back once again we looked at Rene Magnitte who played with Juxtaposition to create strange meanings!
He used how he was feeling to create many pieces of his work, he has the blue period, a close friend of his died and any of his paintings were blue, it expressed a lot of his feelings and his work was more personal and subjective! Then he had the rose period. This was romantic and warm and basically the good times!
Rapid and radical things starting changing in Britain! The Edwardian time! The is how cubism came about! This refers to Silvia Plaths Book, Modern victure, it was basically the break down of family’s and the new generation coming through! Then surrealism happened which didn’t just break things up it smashers it up then cubism comes along and smashers everything up a little bit more to create something the audience didn’t understand or like or want to understand as it wasn’t the norm!
Art reflects life and socialisation!
Art is basically nowadays trying to offend people to make them think or do something! That’s modern art!
Today at 1.o.clock, me, the FD group and our lecturer, Andy had a meeting with David Rigby and Steve Whittle. Is was about their logo which they wanted us to create as they are our clients we created a moodshare board on the moodshare website! This had on a number of logo ideas, styles, fonts, ect.. Then we got talking about colours, what they could represent and ideas were getting lashed all over the place! I took notes on everything Whittle and Rigby said, mainly as I want to create something that they want and not just what I think looks nice. It was a very productive meeting!
Yesterday we learnt about dare I say it, maths! Well the Fibonacci Sequence!
What I learnt is that its a number sequence, you ad the first two number to get the next number! The Fibonacci numbers are 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …
The golden section numbers are ±0·61803 39887 and ±1·61803 39887
The golden string is 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 …
a sequence of 0s and 1s that is closely related to the Fibonacci numbers and the golden section.
Now its strange but all this links to the golden section which links to virtually everything, in art, design, and nature!
So Who is Fibonacci?
Well Leonardo of Pisa, or Leonardo Pisanoas he is better known, he has been acknowledged as the greatest European mathematician of the middle ages!
The Golden Section, well most designers, or all use this in there work. It is found in many things, trees, plants, ppetals, and even seeds. Scientist also use the Golden Section and found it to be all over the world and even the universe! Freaky!! And if you look closely you can see this is many companies logos and websites.
I have been researching a number of artist and what I have found is the Dali users the Golden Ratio! The whole reason many people use this is becuase its easy on the eye, if that makes sense, apparently we like looking at things or like things better which use this ratio.
Here are some of the websites I used to find some research and inspiration.
Arthur Benjamin discusses the magic of the Fibonacci Sequence.