Friday, 19 December 2014

Visual influences and annotation

An excellent example of annotation on visual influences.
Ellie has demonstrated the impact of the ideas researched with red pen after describing what the work is about in black initially.
Exemplary sketchbook work

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Portraiture artist research

Architecture by lucien hervé

It is true that Hervé made photographs of many buildings and famous architects regarded him as an understanding and knowing interpreter of their works, but the success of this harmonious cooperation was not due to the fact that Hervé made good „architectural“ photos: architects actually appreciated what they received instead of them. Hervé made photos of life itself: a building was not a technical object for him but a space for life even during its construction.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Abstracts, The unusual in the usual by Mike Cable

This project is all about finding new ways of looking at the marvelous details we encounter in daily life and often pass by without a second glance. I'm always seeking the unusual in the usual, closely examining my subject matter. Abstract marks and scrawls, patterns, systems and maps emerge from familiar artificial and organic matter. Rust, plant life, paint and aleatoric abstractions in dynamic hues reveal their own unique symbology.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East

An exhibition of incredible contemporary photographs by internationally-acclaimed artists from the Middle East.
'True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East' encourages visitors to question the authenticity of what appears to be represented in photography, and explores what is real, staged or imaginary. 
The exhibition features a selection of loaned works from the British Museum and Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum’s fascinating collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East. These will be shown alongside works from Birmingham’s own collection.
From Morocco to Afghanistan, True to Life? takes visitors on a journey investigating the role of photography in the Middle East and considers debates surrounding migration and the representation of women. 

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