Monday, 5 October 2009

Sketch...

Jus a rough sketch of a mixture of different idea's I had at the time...
I think time itself plays a key part in portraiture, as it has the power of manipulation, as well as allows a window into a captured moment, and almost show us what an indivdual was feelin at a certain point in time....

I want to play around with the concepts of this, such as items relating to time....

1 comment:

  1. Interim Review Unit 1: Anatomy 06/10/09

    Hi Bob,

    I really like your painterly persuasion, so I'm particularly looking forward to seeing how you resolve the problem of 'picturing identity'. I will admit to some disappointment then, that there isn't more content uploaded for the purposes of the review. On a very practical note, if you're going to upload something, it should be legible and suitably presented - I can just about make out the sketch, but at a squint!

    Okay, so I'll respond; your argument that time is inextricably linked to the notion of identity is bang on - but beware using a clock to talk about time; it's like drawing a heart to depict the experience of love; can I suggest you look at cubism/futurism for a 'truer' depiction of time and motion within the still image;

    http://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=80

    https://www.tate.org.uk/collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=114

    likewise Hockney's joiner images;


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A449921

    you might also want to take a look at the famous photographs of Edward Muybridge;

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/muybridge/

    also, investigate imagery created from long exposure photography - where an hour is 'captured' in a single frame...

    http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography

    The issue of time and the self-portrait might also be an interesting essay question: i.e. how have artists depicted time within the genre of self portraiture? (Or similar).

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