Art Events 10/15-10/22

Tuesday 10/16 Join us for a reading and discussion with Joshua Rivkin, author of Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly, in conversation with Jacob Rivkin. The first book to explore the life and work of Cy Twombly, one of the most important and influential artists of the Twentieth Century Tuesday, 6:00 PM Penn Book Center Zine…

Photoshop GIF Tutorial

Here is a GIF Tutorial I put together that covers a lot of what I very quickly went over on Wednesday. If you have a chance before Monday, please take a look – as it will help with an overall understanding of how to use Photoshop in general.

WELCOME & POSTING GUIDE!

Welcome to our class blog for Foundations of Art, Design, and Digital Culture FNAR 264-401! You will be expected to post on here once a week. Your posts should relate to something we are talking about in class. They can range anywhere from design, painting, photography, sculpture, performance, composition, fashion, video, architecture, and theory. Guidelines: 1….

Deathly hallows

The deathly hallows animation in Harry Potter isn’t a simple animation at all, but it has a lot of elements that I love. First off harry potter is adapted from a book, and the sound to this particular scene is eliminated except for the narration that feels like someone reading an excerpt from the film…

Preserving Cultural Artifacts from Erosion

Climate change has accelerated the natural rain and wind erosion of numerous cultural and historical artifacts that have been in Scotland’s Orkney islands for the last 5000 years.  Annual rainfall has increased by over 26% and many ancient houses or burial sites are being eroded away.  Additionally, many of the natural landscape barriers to erosion,…

Disney Art Concept’s

Disney has created many of our favorite films that we have grown up to love as children. These films include the Lion King, Snow White, Frozen and many more. The Disney that we see today is dramatically different than when it first started. Given that we are working on creating our storyboards for class this…

Largest Christian Dior Concert Ever to Open in Paris

The designs of Christian Dior will be receiving their largest opportunity to exhibit this upcoming February 2nd, 2019. Pieces known for their design value as well as historical value – including who wore the garments – will be exhibited at the London Victoria and Albert museum. About 500 pieces will be exhibited in total, combining…

A New Approach to Depicting Sexual Assault

In light of Judge Kavanaugh’s recent trial (and ultimate appointment), a story like this is especially relevant. Historically, artwork depicting rape and sexual assault has always been particularly gory and violent — frequently focusing on the brutality of the act itself, rather than communicating the emotional consequences of such experiences. Monika Fabijanska, an art historian,…

ASL as Art

I am currently enrolled in American Sign Language here at Penn. It has been a very interesting and enlightening experience. ASL is such an expressive language, and completely different from spoken language in its structure and grammar. Obviously, sign language is a very visual language. Every idea that is portrayed must be seen and understood…