Sunday, 22 October 2017

9 photo composition tips

The photographer Steve McCurry gives us 9 photo compositon tips. 
Let's see them:

Thursday, 21 September 2017

flashmob: Rembrandt



   A Flashmob recreates Rembrandt's painting, The Nightwatcher, in a Dutch shopping mall.
   A culturally-minded group staged a high-art flashmob to celebrate the return of Rembrandt Van Rijn’s famous painting The Night Watch to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

 
The nightwatch by Rembrandt






  
    Rembrandt’s painting was completed in 1642 and depicts Captain Frans Banning Cocq and his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch, leading out their city guard. The Rijksmuseum is due to reopen on April 13th following a 10-year renovation.


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Portraits: Silhouettes


     Remember that we already know what a silohuette is: it is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject (Wikipedia). 

So let's put it into practice!!!

  1. We will tape a paper to the wall and had them sit in a chair showing our profile.
  2. A light will throw a shadow on the paper (wait or coloured) that we will trace with a pencil
  3. We will cut along the line to get our silhouette.
  4. If we want the silhouette to be black, we will have to trace it again on a black paper. Or, you could also want it painted on a canvas, then you could paint the head or the background.


On canvas

Friday, 18 August 2017

Sea Saw

I've found this interesting game on the National Gallery of Art website. You may try it at home!!!!

 

   To create art with SEA-SAWS, select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then arrange the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion. ADD them to your scene as still objects, movers, rockers, or rollers. Hit the green PLAY button to set the scene in motion. (Shockwave 7.5 MB)

   Move your mouse over the blue field to lied the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move your mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol


Abstract Drawing Game

Move your mouse over the blue field to lead the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move the mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol.
- See more at: http://www.artsology.com/abstract-drawing-game.php#sthash.B6Ap2v7t.dpuf

Move your mouse over the blue field to lead the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move the mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol. - See more at: http://www.artsology.com/abstract-drawing-game.php#sthash.B6Ap2v7t.dpuf

Abstract Drawing Game

Move your mouse over the blue field to lead the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move the mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol.
- See more at: http://www.artsology.com/abstract-drawing-game.php#sthash.B6Ap2v7t.dpuf

Abstract Drawing Game

Move your mouse over the blue field to lead the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move the mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol.
- See more at: http://www.artsology.com/abstract-drawing-game.php#sthash.B6Ap2v7t.dpuf

Abstract Drawing Game

Move your mouse over the blue field to lead the drawing tool where you want it to draw. Experiment with how you move the mouse to get different effects. If you want to clear your drawing and start over, click on the lead "+" symbol.
- See more at: http://www.artsology.com/abstract-drawing-game.php#sthash.B6Ap2v7t.dpuf

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Alchemy of Colour



Vocabulary
  • Alchemy (noun): a science studied in the Middle Ages which involved trying to change ordinary metals into gold.
  • Medieval Manuscript: an old document or book written by hand in the Middle Ages (AD 600 to AD 1500).
  • Pigment (noun): a substance that gives something a particular colour when it is present in it or is added to it.
  • Corrode (verb): If metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is slowly damaged by something such as rain or water.

 Elements that change the colours in artwoks:
  1. Light exposure 
  2. Atmospher Conditions
  3. Corrosion

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

How to make hot glue stencils/ stamps

Material
  • Plastic surface
  • Glue gun for hot glue
  • Watercolours with spray
 
Check this two tutorials to learn how to do the stencils and the stamps:
1. Stencils



2. Stamps and Stencils

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Are the humans the only ones from the animal spiecies capable of making artworks?
Let's see...