Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mattise And Picasso's Paintings

Room 20 has been assigned to compare and contrast one of Matisse and Picasso’s paintings, Weeping Woman and Woman With A Hat. Matisse was born on December 31 1869 in France. When he reached the age of 21 he wanted to become an artist. In 1897 he was introduced to Impressionist as well as Vincent Van Gogh. He was so interested he became a pioneer of Fauvism. Picasso’s life is way different in a way. He was born on October 25 1881 in Spain. In the year 1895 Picasso's father let him join his school named, Barcelona's School of Fine Arts. It was difficult for Picasso to listen to the instructions such as, drawing different perspectives for peoples faces. But he still made friends. When he was 16 he went to Paris and met Matisse. They became lifelong friends. Now I am going to compare and contrast the themes of their paintings.

Although Picasso and Matisse have the same objects in their paintings, the theme is very different. Matisse doesn’t really have a theme, 
his wife is neither smiling nor sad. He was just trying a new style. Its called fauvism because of the colours he used and the way he painted. Picasso's painting Weeping Woman,on the other hand, is about the Spanish war and is based on his art work Guernica. The woman in this picture is feeliing anguish from the war.

Picasso used mainly analogous colours, with differing shades of yellow where as Matisse used multitudes of colours but both paintings were vibrant. Matisse incorporated many different colours. His shading was mainly conveyed by the different colours he used to shade with. Because he was trying something new people didn’t like it. Picasso hardly used shading in his painting, so that made it look 2D.

Picasso used bold and delineated lines but Matisse used light lines that weren’t clearly seen. Some of his lines are blurred, mixed and smudged. Many people would describe the colour of his painting rough. Picasso’s lines were bold and clearly seen. His perspectives were all over the place. Lots of shapes can be seen in his painting. 

In conclusion, I think that Matisse and Picasso’s paintings are really different but if you think about it there are some bits that are similar. Such as the object and the colour. What I have learnt from this is how to analyze a painting. This is great practice for the future.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Show Not Tell A Raining Day

As I walked outside I saw water pouring down from the sky like a waterfall. Walking to school was a nightmare,  I was shivering cold and soaking wet. “I wished this weather would stop” I thought to myself.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Neil Ieremia's Starmap

What this post is about
The extension class was given a project to do by the end of May 7th. We had to choose a person either from the star map website or another famous person. I choose Neil Ieremia from the star map website.  He is a choreographer and a artistic director. His journey inspired me. It was really interesting. If you watch my movie you will be inspired as well.

If I had to rate my movie out of ten, I would choose a seven. To improve my movie next time I need to focus and use my time wisely. At the end, my movie turned out great.

My conclusion
What I learnt from his journey was that you didn't need to be rich to start off to become a dancer. You just needed faith. His parents gave him advice which motivated him to catch his dream.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Vivienne and Jarna Analysing The Picture Starry Night

Me and my friend Jarna was analysing this picture painted by Vincent van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh painted the Starry Night in the year 1889. His technique was to paint with short bold strokes. This texture made his paintings stand out,  look effective and create a sense of movement. Often the colours he used were vibrant which made it more exciting to look at.

Vivienne And Jarna Analysing The Painting Abundance

Daniella Hulme’s artwork Abundance is influenced by her husbands culture, Samoa. In order to portray happiness she used vibrant colours. All of the lines are strong, bold 
and clearly seen.