Two Dimensional DesignTheory of human perception
-understanding how we perceive visual form by organizing its components into a meaningful whole
4 Apects of Gesalt
Interactions of Forms
- Depth- create contrast
- Perspective- created through use of lines
- symmetry- same sides
- assymetry- different sides
How one form of work versus another.
Some good advice in the handbook was to look at the proportions of the figures.
It stated that it is when critiquing a work when formal elements support or undermine it, it could get tricky.
Formalism- an approach to art (formal matter is the most important aspect of work)
Modernism- looking beyond the actual art
The reading aslo went into detail about more ways to critique and how to keep your wyw out for certain things including the abstracton and ratio.
Pier Mondrian- 'Dialogue on the New Plastic'
This reading was pretty interesting. It describes the upcoming of Mondrian into abstract art. Mondrian depicts the reading as a dialoge between him and a critic. He refers to the critic as a singer and he a musician in order to use music analogies as his defense.
To sum it up, he writes how "new platic" is judged to easily and needs to be given a thorough critique. Abstraction is another form of art and should be taken that way.
Two Dimensional Drawings
Types of Forms
It states that there are two types of forms. Geometric(inorganic) and Organic.
Geometric is anything with angles, shapes and patterns. It may be a product of nature but still be geometric in that it consists of the above.
Elements of Forms
*No matter what type of two dimensional form, it has visual characteristics.
These are a few more of the characteristics.
Helps the visual appearance of a work of art. Without it, the artwork could possible fall apart. It creates the harmony which makes the piece function.
Ways of Directing and Understanding
- Attention and Hierarchy
Structure is the appearance creating the meaning and sense if continuity. Structure can give an artwork a different outlook.