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Semester project: analyzing a work of art

October 6, 2016

F16

Simons

ARTS 123

SEMESTER PROJECT TO STUDY ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN AS THEY APPLY TO A SPECIFIC PIECE OF ART

The following artists, designers, and architects are suggested. You may want to choose the particular piece I’ve listed OR study other pieces by these artists and use another one that appeals to you. Or, as discussed in class, you may prefer to choose a design object or artwork on your own to use for this project. You might also consider using the work of one of the artists from your list of artist’s to research in our weekly schedule. A good source for artists: Tate Modern online. Our resource center (upstairs in Ayres, rm. 205) has many, many magazines to peruse!!! In any case, learn as much as you can about the work, the artists, and design!!!

Umberto Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 1913

Edward Muybridge’s time/motion studies, i.e., Horse in Motion, 1886

Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Raymond Duchamp-Villon, The Great Horse, 1957

Todd Slaughter, Grinding Knuckles, 1993

Sarah Sze, Hidden Relief, 2001

Ruth Azawa

Cornelia Parker

Tadashi Kawamata

Martin Puryear, ….many to choose from!….

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Cornaro Chapter, Rome 1645-1652

Cai Guo-Qiang, Fallen Blossoms: Explosion Project, Philadelphia Museum of Art, December 11, 2 009, 4:30 pm, 60 seconds

Giovanni da Bologna, The Rape of the Sabine Women, 1583

Lacoön and His Two Sons, Marble, attributed to Agesander, Athenodorus, and Polydorus of Rhodes (or perhaps a Roman copy), 2nd century bce–1st century ce; in the Vatican Museums

Charles and Ray Eames, Side Chair Model DCM, 1946

Alvar Aalto, Paimio Lounge Chair, 1931-33

Marcel Breuer, Armchair, 1925, tubular steel, canvas

Any artist/designer/architect from the Bauhaus

 

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