The quote I chose was, "It is always the same: once you are liberated, you are forced to ask who you are". My project displays the thoughts that first came to my mind when reading this quote. The denotative meaning of my project is focusing on the idea of being liberated. The printed picture is cut up, but it shows a person being freed from chains. It also focuses on the main question of being "Who am I?". There are question marks throughout as well to show that this is a question that is constantly asked. The paint is very unorganized to show a flood of emotions and thoughts that come with this question.
The connotative meaning applies more to the paint than the actual picture made in Photoshop. I used strictly primary colors because I thought these were the most basic and controlling colors. I wanted to show that this was limiting the creativity and that people have to be "liberated" and try other colors. Although this may be tough to get, I tried to make this symbolize society because there is a picture and painting that shows a city. By making this art, I tried to free myself of constantly trying to make everything symmetrical, so that is why the paint is wild. I tried to live the message my project was sending.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
I like idea the postmodernism is revolutionary and combines a little bit of everything. This is very appealing because you can always find something new and something that relates to you. That being said, it is also hard to grasp. For example, the author described it as having "a new kind of flatness or depthlessness". If a painting is 2D I find this very hard to understand. Does the author mean the picture is not as 3D or there is not as much meaning? This mystery also is appealing because there is never one correct answer. Postmodernism is confusing, but very interesting.