On Monday, the class and I visited the online Nassau Museum and took a look at the blue exhibition. While viewing the exhibition 3 artworks that I resonated with were:
- Katsushika Hokusai(Japanese.b.1760-1834). Shicirigahama in Sagami Province, which is from the 36 views of Mount Fuji. 14.5×9.5 inches. This artwork is made from color woodblock print. What I really like about this artwork is the different hues of the color blue, but it all comes together to evoke an emotion of tranquility(for me). I like how the darkest hue of blue doesn’t take all the attention away from the rest of the content in the artwork. It is very balanced which is possibly why I get that feeling of tranquility. In this artwork, the negative space adds further to the design because it gives each of the different hues its own space. ————————————————————————————————————–
- James Casebere(American,b.1953) Blue House on Water #2,2018,Edition 3/5. 60.5×47. James’s artwork is actually a photo that confused me because I thought it was a 3d model and rendered. This art piece seems very surreal and abstract. I think it’s because of how geometrical the house is and then it clashes with the water(the shadows play a huge part as well). The house is light blue, the ocean is dark blue, and the sky is similar to the hue of the house but it seems as if a storm is forming. A huge aspect of what made this artwork stick out to me is the yellow chimney and the dark orange staircase. I think the chimney was added because it correlates with the topic of climate change and its effects.
- Alex Ferrone, On the Shore. Aerial Photography. This artwork caught my eye because when I first saw it I thought it was a painting at first. Alex’s photograph captures nature in a way that I haven’t seen before, it seems very abstract. But after looking at it for a while I started to notice what the image truly is. It reminds me of an illusion even though it is a photograph taken from a helicopter. The hue of the blue creates an emotion of relaxation and the smooth texture of the sand adds to that. Going on an online field trip was a new experience but I have no complaints. I’m starting to favor online field trips because, in my opinion, you see so many more artworks in a small amount of time. A huge drawback is that it’s through a screen, so you don’t get to experience the texture of the canvas and really see how the painting works with the texture. Also, the lighting/color may be very different. Since I am seeing the artwork through a screen it is going through the RGB signals of the monitor which can alter the color or even the feeling of the artwork.