Wayne Thiebaud was born on 15th November 1920 in Arizona (U.S.A.) and is 90 years of age. He is most famous for his colourful pieces depicting everyday objects in American culture, particularly food, and for his pieces on landscapes and figures. His pieces are painted or print made. In an interview, he said: ‘..Then at the end of 1959 or so I began to be interested in a formal approach to composition. I’d been painting gumball machines, windows, counters, and at that point began to rework paintings into much more clearly identified objects.
The Mall of America was open for business in the summer of 1992, and David Guterson was among the first few thousands of individuals to visit it. He goes a little in depth of the Mall of America by displaying fun facts (Guterson 398). Guterson tries to explain in his opinion why the mall isn’t such a good place to go. Guterson argues that modern shopping malls do not create a sense of community. As Guterson enters the mall his impression is that the creators used their vivid imaginations to build the Mall of America.
He also worked making props and scenery for films and television and building the elaborate floats that make the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade such a famous public spectacle. The skills Eaton developed in these endeavors and the fantastical nature of these projects informed the artist in his own work. While in California, he lived in a rented house crammed with junk accumulated by his hoarding obsessed landlord. All the clutter surrounding him reminded him of a flea market or an eccentric road side attraction. So, he began arranging and altering this vast collection of detritus transforming it into a vast art installation that he called the Junk Farm.
Nelson Museum Assignment Introduction to the Arts University 02/28/2009 Richard Estes Central Savings (1975) Richard Estes’ Central Savings (1975) is oil on canvas painted in the Photorealism style. The subject consists of a diner in an urban scene based on several photographs which he had taken of the same location. The focus of the painting is on the reflective window of the diner (the picture as a window) that here breaks down into 3 “levels of reality”. The glass surface parallel to the picture plane being the first; the transparency of the glass that shows what lies beyond the surface is the second; and the reflective aspect that shows what lies outside (the observer). This being “the other side of the looking
Danny O’Conner-mixed media artist Employing a deft hand with collage, painting, illustration and print transfer processes, Danny O's original and distinctive style reflects his resourceful nature. Vintage record albums and book covers serve as his canvas, as he paints with layers of cut magazine paper, paint and acrylic medium polishing the colour with sandpaper, all the while mimicking the age and patina of the artist's signature hand-made salvaged wood frames. His prolific output is joyful to the eye, combining a modern aesthetic with American nostalgia, to create whimsical pieces that reflect the beauty in everyday life. Extensively trained and naturally gifted, Danny O made art his profession at an early age. As a child he drew cartoons for his father's friends, sold pencil portraits and designed t-shirts and marketing posters for local businesses.
On the other hand, the exhibit by William Eggleston was awesome. His work on color photography was fantastic. One particular picture group in-titled, "Memphis" was extremely well done. There was a picture of a grill that was on fire, and words cannot describe the picture. The colors that were exhibited from this picture made my eyes fall in love with the work.
I was really impressed by the way he first starts of when he has an idea for a new creation and the outcome when his helpers are done with them. Chihuly’s chandeliers are very impressive. They range from symmetrical to random. Mostly on all of his chandeliers, he likes to add color strings in the inside and outside to give each piece more character. He adds swirls,
I find tattoos in particular largely fascinating and the way Barber paints his portraits of tattooed models instead of the average model makes his portraits that much more intriguing to study. One of Barbers portraits that I find particularly notable is his head study of Artist Jeff Rassier. Barber captures expression magnificently and although his brush strokes are unruly and thick it appears unbelievably lifelike. This is something I wish to enhance in my own portrait work more and work on being able to encompass more expression in to my pieces. Barber also has a passion for painting dolls in eerie surrounding, such as his 18”x18” Oil on canvas ’Headstrong’ which features a dolls head being held menacingly by some human hands.
James Turrell James Turrell is undoubtedly a great artist, but a discerning scientist as well. He transfers his observations and researches based on studies as a perceptual psychology and a psychology of official perception to a world of art. His favorite material is a light, which is a main subject of majority of his works. Using the light as a source of artistic experiences, James Turrell pays our attention to a meaning of light, about which a modern human does not remember. Formerly the light was identified with gods, was a source of life fully determining a rhythm of day.
For me photography has a beautiful way of capturing life’s moments and preserving them to treasure and appreciate later. I recognize that can be the point behind a painting as well, but in my opinion with the actual photograph you get all of the tiny details and the exact image of how that particular thing or scene looked at that exact second. That to me is amazing and always why I chose Ansel Adams. “Ansel Adams was an American Photographer best known for his iconic images of the American West, including Yosemite National Park.” Biography.com. Ansel Adams combined some of my favorite things and provided magnificent things; he took photography, then took pictures of the outdoors in my favorite type of scenery; the west, with the beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and all of Gods creations and then put it all in black and white.