Friday, November 15, 2013
Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2002.456.5

Critique:
            The oil painting titled, This Is the Color of My Dreams was done by Spanish painter Joan Miró in 1925. In the top left corner it reads photo and in the bottom right corner it reads, “ceci est la couleur de mes rêves.” This is also the title of the work. The painting is so plain that its leaves much of the interpretation up to the viewer. He uses a dainty script that almost feels light and misty. It fits the topic of dreams and he says that blue is the colour of his dreams, why does he say this? Blue is the most common of colours, it is both calming and depressing yet it is the most widely liked out of all the colours.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Source: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2002.456.5

Critique:

            The oil painting titled, This Is the Color of My Dreams was done by Spanish painter Joan Miró in 1925. In the top left corner it reads photo and in the bottom right corner it reads, “ceci est la couleur de mes rêves.” This is also the title of the work. The painting is so plain that its leaves much of the interpretation up to the viewer. He uses a dainty script that almost feels light and misty. It fits the topic of dreams and he says that blue is the colour of his dreams, why does he say this? Blue is the most common of colours, it is both calming and depressing yet it is the most widely liked out of all the colours.

Friday, November 15, 2013
Source: http://www.artcountrycanada.com/romance1.htm

Critique:
            One of my favourite Canadian artists is Trisha Romance. He paintings are incredible warm and the words family and love come to mind when I see them. This particular piece title Silent Night is one of my favourite Christmas/ winter themed paintings. It was done on canvas with oil paints. She has painted a long, snowy driveway lined with trees. At the end of the driveway is a Victorian home with the lights from the house illuminating the snow around it. Evergreens are dusted with snow and it looks as if it is a quiet winters night. Romance utilizes her paints to create warmth to the home. You can picture yourself right inside the painting enjoying a hot cup of cocoa.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Source: http://www.artcountrycanada.com/romance1.htm

Critique:

            One of my favourite Canadian artists is Trisha Romance. He paintings are incredible warm and the words family and love come to mind when I see them. This particular piece title Silent Night is one of my favourite Christmas/ winter themed paintings. It was done on canvas with oil paints. She has painted a long, snowy driveway lined with trees. At the end of the driveway is a Victorian home with the lights from the house illuminating the snow around it. Evergreens are dusted with snow and it looks as if it is a quiet winters night. Romance utilizes her paints to create warmth to the home. You can picture yourself right inside the painting enjoying a hot cup of cocoa.

Friday, November 15, 2013
Source: designbolts.com
 

Critique:
When I first saw this post, it caught my eye because of the two intertwined sentences. This popular sans font is in fact used by children quite often, mainly due to its bubbly appeal. The full sentence reads, “ comic sans is never an acceptable font. Unless you are an 8 year old girl writing a poem about unicorns.” The second sentence, which is written in grey reads, “Comic sans is for an 8 year old girl.”  Canadian graphic designer Zee Que compiled a series of typography posters titled “Confessions of a graphic designer”. The posters depicted some of graphic designer’s worst nightmares and things that went terribly wrong with typography. The target audience could range from typographers to everyday people who can recognize the common font. I like how he used grey for the second sentence mainly because you would expect it to be the red and it is almost like a hidden image when you realize that it is in fact the opposite. I feel it would have been more ironic if the artist had used comic sans to make the poster; overall I think he executed the idea well and got his point across in a very sophisticated and clean manner.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Source: designbolts.com

 

Critique:

When I first saw this post, it caught my eye because of the two intertwined sentences. This popular sans font is in fact used by children quite often, mainly due to its bubbly appeal. The full sentence reads, “ comic sans is never an acceptable font. Unless you are an 8 year old girl writing a poem about unicorns.” The second sentence, which is written in grey reads, “Comic sans is for an 8 year old girl.”  Canadian graphic designer Zee Que compiled a series of typography posters titled “Confessions of a graphic designer”. The posters depicted some of graphic designer’s worst nightmares and things that went terribly wrong with typography. The target audience could range from typographers to everyday people who can recognize the common font. I like how he used grey for the second sentence mainly because you would expect it to be the red and it is almost like a hidden image when you realize that it is in fact the opposite. I feel it would have been more ironic if the artist had used comic sans to make the poster; overall I think he executed the idea well and got his point across in a very sophisticated and clean manner.

Friday, November 15, 2013
Source: Tumblr- André Supa Blog

Critique:
            Although this is just a quote, the artist still made certain stylistic choices to make it the way it appears above. He chose to use a simple colour scheme of black and white alongside a sans serif font. Clean, simple and straightforward, Supa clearly did not want an embellished look and that was the turnout. The quote says, “Never create based upon what you think other people might like. Create because you like it.” This quote is very true and as an artist they are words to live by because you cannot please everyone. I like the simplicity of this piece and I think that is why it was successful. You get a chance to focus on the words and what eh is saying instead of what it is decorated by.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Source: Tumblr- André Supa Blog

Critique:

            Although this is just a quote, the artist still made certain stylistic choices to make it the way it appears above. He chose to use a simple colour scheme of black and white alongside a sans serif font. Clean, simple and straightforward, Supa clearly did not want an embellished look and that was the turnout. The quote says, “Never create based upon what you think other people might like. Create because you like it.” This quote is very true and as an artist they are words to live by because you cannot please everyone. I like the simplicity of this piece and I think that is why it was successful. You get a chance to focus on the words and what eh is saying instead of what it is decorated by.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Source: http://erikjones.co/post/62748718854/erik-jones-creation-acrylic-pastel-on

Critique: 
This piece was done by contemporary figure artist Erik Jones. Titled “Creation” it was done in acrylic and pastel onto wood. The intended audience was meant to be the users of Tumblr, since his work is all stored on the page and the selected few who get to view his work in real life. He uses geometric shapes to create a smaller triangle on the bottom portion of the picture, and on top, a larger triangle. I like how he uses a colourful palette and a monochromatic one on the top and slowly combines them to create this blending or bleeding of colours. When I look at this image I see a colourful artificial city at the bottom and nature above it, clean and simply. As the city expands it slowly takes over nature. On the other hand when I think of the title, I see instead the colour falling down from the grey uninteresting matter and become what you want it to be, it is simply- a creation. I think the artist did a clean and simple design using colour and geometry.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Source: http://erikjones.co/post/62748718854/erik-jones-creation-acrylic-pastel-on

Critique:

This piece was done by contemporary figure artist Erik Jones. Titled “Creation” it was done in acrylic and pastel onto wood. The intended audience was meant to be the users of Tumblr, since his work is all stored on the page and the selected few who get to view his work in real life. He uses geometric shapes to create a smaller triangle on the bottom portion of the picture, and on top, a larger triangle. I like how he uses a colourful palette and a monochromatic one on the top and slowly combines them to create this blending or bleeding of colours. When I look at this image I see a colourful artificial city at the bottom and nature above it, clean and simply. As the city expands it slowly takes over nature. On the other hand when I think of the title, I see instead the colour falling down from the grey uninteresting matter and become what you want it to be, it is simply- a creation. I think the artist did a clean and simple design using colour and geometry.

erikjonesart
erikjonesart:

Erik Jones / “Creation”  / Acrylic, pastel, on wood / 36”x48” / 2013


Friday, November 22, 2013
Source: http://erikjones.co/post/62748718854/erik-jones-creation-acrylic-pastel-on

Critique: 
This piece was done by contemporary figure artist Erik Jones. Titled “Creation” it was done in acrylic and pastel onto wood. The intended audience was meant to be the users of Tumblr, since his work is all stored on the page and the selected few who get to view his work in real life. He uses geometric shapes to create a smaller triangle on the bottom portion of the picture, and on top, a larger triangle. I like how he uses a colourful palette and a monochromatic one on the top and slowly combines them to create this blending or bleeding of colours. When I look at this image I see a colourful artificial city at the bottom and nature above it, clean and simply. As the city expands it slowly takes over nature. On the other hand when I think of the title, I see instead the colour falling down from the grey uninteresting matter and become what you want it to be, it is simply- a creation. I think the artist did a clean and simple design using colour and geometry.

erikjonesart:

Erik Jones / “Creation”  / Acrylic, pastel, on wood / 36”x48” / 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Source: http://erikjones.co/post/62748718854/erik-jones-creation-acrylic-pastel-on

Critique:

This piece was done by contemporary figure artist Erik Jones. Titled “Creation” it was done in acrylic and pastel onto wood. The intended audience was meant to be the users of Tumblr, since his work is all stored on the page and the selected few who get to view his work in real life. He uses geometric shapes to create a smaller triangle on the bottom portion of the picture, and on top, a larger triangle. I like how he uses a colourful palette and a monochromatic one on the top and slowly combines them to create this blending or bleeding of colours. When I look at this image I see a colourful artificial city at the bottom and nature above it, clean and simply. As the city expands it slowly takes over nature. On the other hand when I think of the title, I see instead the colour falling down from the grey uninteresting matter and become what you want it to be, it is simply- a creation. I think the artist did a clean and simple design using colour and geometry.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Source: Tumblr- Blog Unknown

Critique:
This work created by an unknown artist originally caught my eye because of the colour palette. At first glance I thought it was a tetrad colour scheme but as I looked closer I realized there were additional colours. I found it interesting that the artist did not include the colour red. Commonly related to love and the heart, a colour used to stimulate passion and adrenaline it was not included in this illustration.
The image reads, “This is your heart, can you feel it? Can you feel it?” This being a quote from Bastille (music group) in their song Laura Palmer. I like how the artist chose a serif font because it has a warmer and more romantic feel to it in relation to love. As sans-serif font would have seen colder and not as fitting to the image.  I think the artist did a fine job with this illustration, the ribbon of words around the heart really pop out of the image. Overall, the harshness of using a realistic heart and sharp colours in comparison with the soft writing and message really makes a compelling piece of work.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Source: Tumblr- Blog Unknown

Critique:

This work created by an unknown artist originally caught my eye because of the colour palette. At first glance I thought it was a tetrad colour scheme but as I looked closer I realized there were additional colours. I found it interesting that the artist did not include the colour red. Commonly related to love and the heart, a colour used to stimulate passion and adrenaline it was not included in this illustration.

The image reads, “This is your heart, can you feel it? Can you feel it?” This being a quote from Bastille (music group) in their song Laura Palmer. I like how the artist chose a serif font because it has a warmer and more romantic feel to it in relation to love. As sans-serif font would have seen colder and not as fitting to the image.  I think the artist did a fine job with this illustration, the ribbon of words around the heart really pop out of the image. Overall, the harshness of using a realistic heart and sharp colours in comparison with the soft writing and message really makes a compelling piece of work.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_a_Man_(Self_Portrait%3F)

 
Critique:
The oil painting called “Portrait of a Man in a Turban”, was done by artist Jan van Eyck in 1433 and is one of my favourite art pieces.  Jan van Eyck, born in 1390, was a Flemish painter and one of the most significant Northern European painters of the 15th century. He was particularly skilled in oil painting and was known for his incredibly life like details. Jan van Eyck produced many paintings for private clients but this is one of few that were thought to be a self-portrait. So, naturally he would be the audience at that time. Today, the audience (us) can view it and feel an air of mystery that comes with this painting. Why is he wearing a turban? When I look at his face I feel as if I may have known him, and his skin seems to glow through the canvas. Eyck utilizes his exception skills to create luxurious, velvet folds in the red fabric of his headdress, where most of the attention is, and only slightly hint to his torso using what seems to be Sfumato.  As a side note, the painting also reads, “as I can” slightly hinting towards the emergence of self- confidence in him as he rose to fame.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_of_a_Man_(Self_Portrait%3F)

 

Critique:

The oil painting called “Portrait of a Man in a Turban”, was done by artist Jan van Eyck in 1433 and is one of my favourite art pieces.  Jan van Eyck, born in 1390, was a Flemish painter and one of the most significant Northern European painters of the 15th century. He was particularly skilled in oil painting and was known for his incredibly life like details. Jan van Eyck produced many paintings for private clients but this is one of few that were thought to be a self-portrait. So, naturally he would be the audience at that time. Today, the audience (us) can view it and feel an air of mystery that comes with this painting. Why is he wearing a turban? When I look at his face I feel as if I may have known him, and his skin seems to glow through the canvas. Eyck utilizes his exception skills to create luxurious, velvet folds in the red fabric of his headdress, where most of the attention is, and only slightly hint to his torso using what seems to be Sfumato.  As a side note, the painting also reads, “as I can” slightly hinting towards the emergence of self- confidence in him as he rose to fame.

visual-poetry
visual-poetry:

»revolution without r« by lars worm


Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013
Source: http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/post/61763067217/revolution-without-r-by-lars-worm

Critique: The piece revolution without r by Lars worm originally caught my eye because of the natural elements and man-made combination. The piece grows from roots and slowly changes into fluorescent lights that spell out revolution with a dropped r. Revolutions have now turned in evolution, as humans we have evolved from the land and nature, to using technology and being quite advanced. The targeted audience could be anyone interested in this particular type of art. I like dhow the artist has created a box for his art, it frames the piece quite well. By using the earthly tones for the plants the artist really emphasizes the plants and how they change into something man-made, showing the progress of our society and culture as a whole. Technology was once seen as a revolution but it is now seen as evolution. The only was for us to become smarter and more advanced is technology. It is the next logical step and the art Worm has produced clearly shows that. He has turned revolution into evolution.

visual-poetry:

»revolution without r« by lars worm

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013

Source: http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/post/61763067217/revolution-without-r-by-lars-worm

Critique: The piece revolution without r by Lars worm originally caught my eye because of the natural elements and man-made combination. The piece grows from roots and slowly changes into fluorescent lights that spell out revolution with a dropped r. Revolutions have now turned in evolution, as humans we have evolved from the land and nature, to using technology and being quite advanced. The targeted audience could be anyone interested in this particular type of art. I like dhow the artist has created a box for his art, it frames the piece quite well. By using the earthly tones for the plants the artist really emphasizes the plants and how they change into something man-made, showing the progress of our society and culture as a whole. Technology was once seen as a revolution but it is now seen as evolution. The only was for us to become smarter and more advanced is technology. It is the next logical step and the art Worm has produced clearly shows that. He has turned revolution into evolution.

visual-poetry
visual-poetry:

»wor in progress« by dorothy alexander
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Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013
Source: http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/post/60851501263/wor-in-progress-by-dorothy-alexander-via

Critique: the artist, Dorothy Alexander, uses the typographic illustration to summarize how many university students feel about their work and education in general. It shows that the word work itself is a work in progress. This piece of typography was done in a university underground parking lot mainly targeting those who travel in and out of the university campus. University is a time to grow and really reach and see where your work limits are. Everything during this time is in fact, a work in progress. Alexander used black paint to pull her design together and it created the bold typeface she had wanted. The font seems to look like times new roman, a widely used font for writing academic papers, and a font you use throughout your education. Against the white paint of the background, it almost seems as if someone has gone and typed ‘wor’ onto the wall. Again, the word work itself, is a work in progress.  

visual-poetry:

»wor in progress« by dorothy alexander

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Date: Friday, September 20th, 2013

Source: http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/post/60851501263/wor-in-progress-by-dorothy-alexander-via

Critique: the artist, Dorothy Alexander, uses the typographic illustration to summarize how many university students feel about their work and education in general. It shows that the word work itself is a work in progress. This piece of typography was done in a university underground parking lot mainly targeting those who travel in and out of the university campus. University is a time to grow and really reach and see where your work limits are. Everything during this time is in fact, a work in progress. Alexander used black paint to pull her design together and it created the bold typeface she had wanted. The font seems to look like times new roman, a widely used font for writing academic papers, and a font you use throughout your education. Against the white paint of the background, it almost seems as if someone has gone and typed ‘wor’ onto the wall. Again, the word work itself, is a work in progress.