Surrealism: Artists & Characteristics

What is Surrealism Surrealism, is an artistic movement stressing on the artists subconscious, where the artist focuses on their imagination, for imagery or to exploit unexpected juxtapositions. These juxtapositions are unexpected, because the appearance of the forms/subjects don’t look real, and oppose reality. In surrealist artworks, the subjects look like out their out of reality,…

Art Review: Terms & Definitions

Elements – colour, texture, shape/form, line, space, value/tone. Principles – repetition, radial balance, rhythm, movement, contrast, unity/harmony, proportion, variety, asymmetrical balance, symmetrical balance, Texture – refers to the look or feel of a surface. Contrast/Emphasis – differences between elements (size, colour, shape). Unity/Harmony – similarities between at least one of the elements. Line – begins…

Comparative Film Analysis: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner & Guess Who

They say “love conquers all”, but when the couple in love have two different racial backgrounds, that’s when the trouble starts. In 1967, racial prejudice was prominently significant, but Director Stanley Kramer wanted to address the problem head on. In his movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” the issues of racism, prejudice and interracial marriage…

Different Types of Paint: Water, Tempera, Oil, Acrylic

Water-Based Paint -Watercolour, acrylic, ink, dyes, gauche, and tempera media. -These types need water to create a liquid colour. -Adding water makes the colour vibrant or more transparent. Tempera Paint -Used egg yolk as a binding agent, mixed with coloured pigment to create a fast-drying and permanent medium. -First known as egg tempera paint. -Very…

Food, Inc.: Summary & Analysis of Today’s Food Industry

Food, Inc., an American documentary film, examines the industrial production of meat, grains, and vegetables. The film concludes by claiming the entirety of our food industry is inhumane, and economically and environmentally unsustainable. The film continues to examine today’s industry by exploring the economic and legal powers large food companies have. Thus, recently, the spotlight…

Art Perspective: Creating the Illusion of Depth on a 2D Surface

Artistic Devices 1. Position on the format 2. Diminishing size 3. Aerial perspective 4. Overlapping 5. Transparency 6. Linear perspective Position on the format: -Objects placed at the bottom of the page appear closer than objects at the top of the page. Diminishing size: -Smaller objects appear further away from the larger objects. Aerial perspective:…