Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Design in Our lifes

Katherine barzola
Intro to art
Design in our lifes

On my recent trip to Moma we came across many art works. some of these artworks we can use in our life's. We were asked to search for "two highly functional artworks and "two" non-functional things. I think that art and design are the same thin and there is nothing that separates them. In order to get and "art piece " you have to have a layout and design it to whatever you want it to be.
Ergonomics is the study of functional things.

The first functional artwork that I chose was the Mine kafon Wind-powered Deminer by Massoud Hassani. I chose this object because it is a hand made object. This is powered by the wind. its is meant to be in land mines area. Now this object rolls onto the mine and will destroy itself and the land mine at the same time. it is made from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, the Mine Kaffon also has a GPS chip integrated into them. I think this is functional because it can be very useful for when people go to war and need to defend the country.

        The second functional artwork piece I chose was The postwar kitchen , Ease, Cheer , and Sociability. I think this is a functional art work because it s a kitchen that you can cook in. Before they used as a kitchen Elizabeth Mock of postwar kitchen design said that they made the mistake to use the kitchen as laboratory and confused the art of cooking with the science of food chemistry. They also used is as a place to cheer and spend time with each other.

      The first "low-functional" art piece that I chose was Flat-bottomed paper bags by Margaret E. Knight. I think that this is a low-functioning piece because if your try to put something in it  might brake due to the thin material of the paper. although is meant for storage for tins.
Margaret E. Knight, Charles B. Stilwell. Flat-bottomed Paper Bag. 1870s-1880s

The second non-functional art piece that caught my attention was Three-legged side chair by Charles Eames. I think this object is non functional due to the fact that is only has three legs. This chair in not normal. It doesn't accommodate to anyone, if a heavier person wanted to sit they cant due to the fact that the chair doesn't have balance. Although the color and its is design with color its not convenient to sit on. It gives off the appearance if you were to sit on it the chair will brake in half.

"Margritte: The Mystery of The Ordinary"

Extra credit #1

For this extra credit assignment we went to the MOMA museum. I went to the new special exhibit "Magritte: The mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938.Rene Magritte was a  Belgium painter who was a major figure in the Surrealist movement in the 1930s. Surrealist artist were uniquely interested in issues of phycology and how are subconciouse mind interpret the  world around us.
 I choose LOS AMANTS THE LOVERS PARIS 1938, oil on canvas. This specific art piece, caught my attention and had me thinking all thee different things , like "why do they have that cloth covering their heads" and "why are they kissing when they know they have that cloth separating them". I think this piece draws a line between reality and fantasy .I think reality the picture depicts two people obviously in love and wanting to show affection to one another. The fantasy i think is what if they haven't seen each others faces and leave them wanting more from eacheachotherother . Also the fantasy, leaves them wanting more love from each other. I think the elements that she used to make our reality awakened is the woman and men trying to show affection to one another. I don't think that she shows anything to deny or negate the understanding to reality. I think this art piece does alter my perception of the real world due to the fact that they are lovers and they want to be together and show love but there is something holding them back from being together. This piece could have many different stories about it , it also matter how the person  views the picture.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chelsea Art gallery Reaction field trip #5

 On october 2, 2013 my class and i went to a field trip. We were pretending to be people or artist that were on a hunt in Chealsea Art galleries for atrwork pieces that we wanted to buy. We had to choose two that we liked and two that we disliked. This was a mission theyre were many art works that i loved and some that were strange.
Philip-lorca diCorcia
Todd M. Brooks, 22 yeard old , denver,Colorado
chromogenic print
framed 31 3/3 x 44 1/2 x 1 5/8

I also choose this piece due to the fact that the guy is just laying on Hollywood, blvd . He looks sad, he may even be homless. I admire this art becouse in my opinion is based on everyday life and the struggle that people go throught. This artwork really cought my eye i could look at it all day long.

The first artwork that I choose was from Philip-LOrca dicorcia i love this artwork, its so unique and normal. I love the fact that they guy is sitting in a car looking so "bad ass" with an attitude. I would hang this up in my apartment. I would buy this without a doubt.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Major Tom, 20 years old, kansas City
Chromogenic print
framed 31 3/4 x 44 1 5/8