In class, we were finishing our projects and presenting our case studies to the class. In the beginning of class, I looked at my three projects and decided they were finished. I then put my collage 30 seconds video on my vimeo channel and my word press page. While I was putting my 30 seconds video on word press, I also included a small auto-biography. Soon after we returned from break, we presented our case studies which our professor taped. I presented my case study, the Olympics. After each person presented, we talked about their projects in details. I think everyone did well on their case study and their presentation.
In my collage composition, I am showing one country, the United States and it’s respective life style. By portraying the United States and it’s customs this way, it will help other countries understand us and how we live as an Olympics team. In showing things that influence us, I am including different pictures of the United States such as fireworks, the flag, and our athletes. I want to show that the United States is an inclusive country for all people to live in. It is the land of opportunity.
Hannah Hoch was born on November 1, 1889. She was a German artist and she was the only woman who was associated with the Berlin Dada group. She was known for her provocative photomontage (collage) composition that explored the Weimar-era perceptions of gender and ethic differences. Hannah started her training in photomontage in 1912 at the school of Applied Arts, in Berlin-Charlottenburg. There she studied glass design with Harold Bengen until her work was temporarily stopped by the outbreak of World War I. In 1915, she went back to Berlin and enrolled at the School of Applied Arts. Where she studied painting and graphic design, (woodcut and linoleum-block printing) with Emil Orlik until 1920. Koch and the Dadaists were the first to use and develop the photograph as the main medium of the montage.
In my cubist composition, I finished putting my two pictures togethers. I had to fade all three pictures together. First, I had to start with the checker board as my first layer. After I put it down, I started to bring in my other two pictures. I started with my soccer players on top of the checker board and then started to blend them together. After I blend them together, I brought my third picture in which is my ski jumper. After I added my ski jumper with my other two pictures, I blended all three together. After this was completed, I had my end product with which I was very pleased.
In my cubist composition, I am working on combining two different Olympic games together. I am combining a summer Olympics game with a winter Olympics games. The summer Olympics sport that I chose was soccer and the winter Olympic game was ski jumping. After I selected the picture repressing each sport, and downloaded the checker board, I started to put them together. Soon after I merged the pictures and saw the result, I was pleased.
Pablo Picasso was originally attributed to being the creator of cubism by historians. Now this honor is also shared with Georges Braque. While Braque was studying Cezanne’s method of representing three dimensions as seen from several viewpoints, Picasso was painting human figures by making use of several viewpoints. An example of Picasso’s work is Les Demoiselles d’Arignon. In this painting, Picasso uses several viewpoints of human figures which became an unique characteristics of cubism. Since their work was similar, a friendship developed between Picasso and Braque and together they developed the visual language of cubism, a partnership that Picasso referred to as a “marriage.”
Diego Fazio has done some incredibly photorealistic pencil drawing. His viewers are amazed that is not captured by a camera. It is “Known to the deviantant users as Diegokoi, Fazio, the self-taught Italian creates his unbelievable paintings by using a pencil only.” At age 22, Diego first started as a tattoo artist but later, he realized that rather than drawing on bodies, he preferred drawing them. While Diego drew, he made a smart decision to also photography his work in progress because tie knew there would be a lot of skeptics. His work on one portrait took approximately 200 hours to complete.