Note: View the main DIGITAL IMAGING and RESOURCES page for tutorials and resources.
#2 Cubism – Analytic
“Far from being an art movement confined to the annals of art history, Cubism and its legacy continue to inform the work of many contemporary artists. Not only is cubist imagery regularly used commercially but significant numbers of contemporary artists continue to draw upon it both stylistically and perhaps more importantly, theoretically. The latter contains the clue as to the reason for cubism’s enduring fascination for artists. As an essentially representational school of painting, having to come to grips with the rising importance of photography as an increasingly viable method of image making, cubism attempts to take representational imagery beyond the mechanically photographic and to move beyond the bounds of traditional single point perspective perceived, as though, by a totally immobile viewer. The questions and theories which arose during the initial appearance of cubism in the early 20th century are, for many representational artists, as current today as when first proposed.” www. en.academic.ru – Russians also embraced and transformed Cubism – READ MORE. . .
Week #1 – Cubism
1 | Using the same sustainable theme and resources create a new design and media, purpose using cubist techniques ( 3=C, 4=B, 5=A)
2 | Upload your VERY OWN photos to your personal WP site for presentation/discussion
3 | Each concept must have 3-5 photos or more
4 | Defend your favorite theme/concept (PORTRAIT, LANDSCAPE, STILL LIFE)
5 | On your WP site be sure to link a cross-references that will support your theme/concept. (ex. What cubist artists inspired your concept.)
Week #2 – AND NOW Color, More Photos to be taken,
1 | Select 5 dominate colors that will be in the cubist composition
2 | Take more photos of your concepts, examine and extract the most interesting shapes, forms, design, space, texture and compose them all into one layout (13×19)
3 | Bring to class an example(s) of historical cubist artists (see Imaging page for examples) that you find most interesting in their style of cubism.
Week #3 – Present Rough Sketches of CUBIST composition (3-5)
1 | Sketch a rough mockup for your cubist composition (3-5 sketches) upload to WP – You can begin with this exercise!
2 | Write a brief statement about your theme/concept upload to WP (3-5 versions) *
Week #4 – Works in Progress
1 | Begin to assemble your rough composite (3-5 composites) for presentation
2 | Paint and edit onto your desired images from the photos you have taken – use PS editing tools as demonstrated in class tutorials – see WP imaging page for review of tools
3 | Present your rough composite for feedback – upload feedback to WP
Week #5 – Present Your Cubism Composite! Presentation!
1 | New assignment – Take new photos – View Collage resources on IMAGING page
2 | Continue to edit composition if class/instructor decides it still needs work or receive final grade for Final Composite! (see instructor for final assignment grade)
3 | You may present your Final Composite during Case Study presentation (Final Exam week)
1) Weekly Journal Blog Entries (15)
2) Assignments (3 projects w/4 week assignments)
(12 @5% using a point value system)
3) Weekly Participation and in-class Tutorials
(Pass or Fail)
along with at home BLACKBOARD Assignments 15%
4) Midterm and Final Presentations
(Oral and Written)
All assignments MUST BE UPLOADED TO STUDENTS PERSONAL BLOG to be evaluated and given credit, there are no exceptions. Students may access weekly assignments through WCC’S BLACKBOARD and from the instructor’s blog. Weekly assignments are allotted to students based on completion of previous assignments.
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