Make a list of the artists mentioned in Dean and Millar’s essay. Look up at least one piece by each of the artists mentioned whose work incorporates text. How many of these pieces are relevant to the theme of ‘place’ and how do they reference place? Make notes in your learning log.
There are quite a few artists mentioned:
Caspar David Friedrich
Known for landscapes featuring contemplative figures.
Famous for his landscapes of the Suffolk countryside.
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Finlay was a poet and writer, as well as an artist (and gardener). He has
This first exercise asks us to read the opening essay in Place (Dean and Millar 2005, pp. 11-26). We are told to try and get an idea of what the authors are saying, to reflect on how we found the exercise, whether we agree with what the authors are saying, and whether the piece has expanded our understanding of what the word ‘place’ can signify.
Firstly, I found this exercise difficult for various reasons. At a basic level, I have never read such a long piece of writing relating to art in the way this one does, and the vocabulary … Read the rest
This case study looks at a piece by Pogues member Jem Finer. It’s really a musical work, but could also be considered an installation and a performace piece. It started playing at midnight on the 31st December 1999 and will play for a thousand years. The ‘song’ is made up of 6 different versions of a 20 minute, 20 second score written for Tibetan singing bowls. One of the pieces is the original, and the others are transpositions. One is an octave below, one 7 semitones below, one 5 semitones below, one 5 semitone above and one 7 semitones above. … Read the rest
This exercise asks us to make notes about our thoughts on time in order to know where we’re starting from.
An interesting point I came across on this art education website, was to begin the process of incorporating time into art by thinking about things that happen over time. Examples from the site include things growing or deteriorating, and things moving from one point to another. One student explained her time-based water and sand artwork by saying:
“Time can erase memories in a negative sense, but the passage of time is also very healing. As time goes on, our anger,
The first thing that struck me was the amount of words that I normally know the meaning of, but had to actually look up to see how they were being used in this context. Here’s a list, along with some other definitions that were new to me:
Arbitrary: Founded on or subject to personal whims, prejudices, etc.
Exercise 1 asks us to write down a few words about our first response to Marcel Duchamp’s piece Fountain, shown in the photograph.
Looking at the original work, right, I would say it does not surprise me that this is presented as a piece of art, but, at the same time, it does not appeal to me and I don’t understand how anybody could see this is art. My first impression, without looking up any further information about the piece, would be that it is representative of something important … Read the rest
This exercise in the introductory section of the course asks us to try to find an image in the Bridgeman Education Library by searching ‘time contemporary’.
There were many results, but the work came up on the first page and can be seen here.
The full title of the piece is ‘Space, Time, Motion, Green, 2010’ and it’s a mixed media work by spanish artist Izabella Godlewska de Aranda. The description notes that it is an homage to Mark Rothko, who was a Russion-American abstract artist whose signature style could be described as ‘fields of colour’ and some of … Read the rest