Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Shape of Time

I found it very interesting when the reading said, "Times and opportunities differ more than the degree of talent" (6).  I took this as meaning it matters more who you know than what you know and that timing is everything.  This is why the author says it is pointless to compare artists such as Leonardo and Raphael.  They were both skilled in different ways and both achieved this talent in different ways.  I liked that the author said that Bernardino Luini and Giulio Romano were both very talented, they just had the poor luck of entering the art world at a time when the art world was saturated with great artists.  These are two people I have never heard of, yet they are being compared to great painters such as Leonardo and Raphael.  This stood out to me because it gave me hope.  As an unskilled artist, it gave me more motivation to keep striving to improve my work.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Data Visualization Video

Drawings and visualization has been used throughout time and has become more intricate.  Humans used to draw maps in stone to draw information from them and we continue to do so, but it has become much more developed, for example Google Maps.  The history of Visualization is essentially the history of Science.  Galileo saw sun spots through his telescope and put his visions in a drawing to express his findings to others.  There are a few principles in Visualization.  This includes you, the reader, and the actual data.  Using shapes, colors, and designs will influence what the brain sees and the emotions the drawings cause.  This is very useful.  An author and convey complicated data through a simple visual image that allows anyone to understand it.  Data Visualization has always been associated with the development of society and it will continue to be there.

Friday, March 3, 2017

BMA Drawings

 "Still Life with Pitcher and Plate" by Felix Vallotton

 "Basket of Fruit" by Pierre Bonnard

 "Landscape of Beaucaire, near Provence" by John D. Graham