Thursday, 30 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
In the 19th Century most people were working class citizens, but jobs were scarce and people who had a job didn't get paid a lot, as they were un-skilled. People were paid only when work was available, so many were unemployed this was a result of poverty.
Here are 5 facts I found out about the Boyle Family:
- Are a family of collaborative artists in London.
- Their best known work is 'Journey to the surface of the Earth'
- Their aim is to make art that doesn't exckude any potential object.
- They've been known as the Boyle Family since 1985
- They create random selections to use as a piece of art.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
I took pictures around Bermondsey and I chose the picture I preferred out of the others and had to take a better photograph than the one I had done.
Here are the pictures:
This is the one I took before that I needed to re-take.
I like this picture as it shows St Saviours Wharf from a side angle, and you can see the road it leads down to. This photograph was taken by a camera phone with a 2.0 mega pixels camera. So I was unable to change things such as the aperture.
I like this photo because it's simple but things could of been changed for improvement.
This is the picture I re-took, I like this picture in a different way than the one I did before because I experimented with it, using a different angle and camera. I took this using a SLR camera, I decided to use a frame in this photo as it draws peoples attention towards the main image. From this angle it looks as if someone is looking at it from a street corner. The thing I don't like about it is that because I changed the aperture to make the exposure low, I couldn't capture what the texture of the brick wall. It looks a little too dark, but I think I would edit it to lighten it up so I can see it properly.
I did some research on photographs that were similar to my work, for my 1st picture I thought that this particular image was related to my work.
'Bridge' By Thaib Chaidar.
The way this picture is taken the perspective is similar because its from the left side, showing the structure of the object from the beginning, but not quite being able to see the end. With my picture the end of the road is exposed so there is no sense of mystery or depth to it. Whereas in this image it makes the audience believe the end is further than the eye can see, even though it seems as if the end of the bridge is being shown on the picture. The black and white makes the image look strong and old, as if the bridge has been there for a long time. In my opinion the real weather in this is looks manipulated as even a blue sky with lots of clouds would seem cloudy if a black and white effect was used. I like the contrast between the distinctive lines in the bridge structure and the simple surrounding, with the river and the cloudy looking sky.
By Eugenio Eugenio.
I thought that this picture relates to my second photograph because the dark motion blur of a person acts like a frame leading down the alleyway, in the same way the brick wall leads to the behind it. The tones in this picture look like a dream-like painting. There is a contrast between the left side of the image and the right, to the left the image is more blurred and out of focus but whereas the right is clear.
This photograph seems like it was taken maybe by purpose or by accident, but it actually works well. The perspective of which this picture is taken is as if the photographer is walking down the alley. This image makes it seem mysterious as the alley bends and the audience doesn't know where it leads to or how long it is.
The reason I chose to write a description about the Bermondsey walk was because it made it seem more personal than if I had just made a list of how I felt at the time. This was the same reason why I chose to hand write it than type it out, then people can see that I actually took time to write it out, like a letter, my handwriting also makes it more personal. In my opinion the reason why people prefer something personal is that they can relate it to themselves or others around them.
I created two written pieces one about the walk along Wilson Grove, and the other one was about when I was at Bermondsey Wall . My second piece is quite different from the first one because the emotion changes from being not so enthusiastic to being interested.
I decided to place the piece I had written about the walk on Wilson Grove horizontally along the middle of that road on the map because it shows I felt and saw the things I had written whilst walking along.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
I have selected 3 pieces of work by the artists Giogrio Chirico & Giovanni Battista that are of an urban environment, and I have included my own visual records, experimenting using different materials to sketch.
The Soothsayer’s Recompense, oil on canvas by Giorgio de Chirico, 1913.
I think that my sketched worked well with the pencil as I can create darker and lighter shadows by changing the pressure I put on the pencil whilst sketching.
I don't think that this particular sketch worked well because the pressure of the brown colour pencil doesn't become obvious in the drawing, as much as the pencil.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Parere su L'architeturra (1765)
I really like this sketch because insteak of choosing to draw the entire image I took one particular area and sketched it. The look of the pen drawing makes it interesting because it looks more defined and darker.
Monday, 6 October 2008
In Bermondsey there was a island called Jacobs Island, being an island the thing that seperated it as an Island was the foul ditches surrounding it. It was Bermondsey's earliest and worst slums. Charles Dickens described the place as "the filthiest, the strangest, the most extraordinary of the many localities that are hidden in London".
I wrote two pieces about the walk in two different areas. The first one I wrote about was when I was walking along Wilson Grove.
Friday, 3 October 2008
The V&A Evaluation
When we took a trip to the V&A gallery our aim was to 'Capture'. We were asked what the word capture meant in our own words I came up with the following:
- Networking Sites
- Uses design objects to tell a story
- Popular culture tastes are shown as well as non-popular
- Such as lighting & radio of the 2oth century as it shows how it has evolved over the years
- Some objects came from World War times.
- Transport is also a big design issue and it has become so different from now
- Images collected are used to tell a story
- 21st century meant after the WWII
- Some designs are according to fashionable taste
- Items like clothes changed since the 1950's
- The gallery captures by collecting things from the past and present
- Some objects reflect on the kind of designs nowadays, as people may recognise something but seem a little different from what they see now
We were told to capture 3 visual images of items we found interesting or significant in some way.These are my drawings from 3 different objects.
During this trip I've learned the many ways there are to capture and the variety of meanings the word could have in a media/art related way.