Similar to my previous blog post “Sculptures” these photographs do not make up finished pieces, they were taken so I would have some documentation of the lard sculptures. The actual finished photos leave the physciality of the sculptures ambiguious. Within these photographs I have played with the texture on the surface of the sculptures themselves rather than the composition of the photographs.
Sketched in the life drawing sessions, these are all abstractions of the human form they are part of a bigger process, sculptures will be made using these preliminary sketches are inspiration, and then these sculptures will be documented and photographed and I will paint from these photographs. This is part of my work on BDD.
I haven’t managed to fully realise my intentions with this project because of the space limitations, so if you can imagine these three paintings side by side with string linking them, and a large map of Britain in the background that would be good 🙂 . I decided to document a journey I undertook by the faces I saw along the way, with each portrait in the series getting more and more rushed , to represent my patience waning throughout the journey, the paintings are linked by thread to show that they were in sequence and were thought about throughout the day. I think that is was reasonably successful considering that I didn’t have the resources to put all my ideas into the project.
Luke Roberts Art
For this week’s assessed piece we were asked to make a maquette illustrating our intentions. Now although maquettes are usually scale models of a larger final piece of work, I decided to bend the rule slightly and make a maquette out of a novel, thinking that this would serve as a good metaphor for a journey, and would give me a good material to paint on.
As the photographs show, I have painted an ‘A’ on the front page and a ‘B’ on the back page to make the idea of a journey very clear to the viewer. Between these letters there is a solid black line that travels all the way through the book, only interrupted near the middle, where I have painted a quick portrait of a woman, showing my intentions to document a journey by the faces that I see along the way.
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The Bauhaus (translates literally to “House Of Construction”) was a school of art based in Germany that was famous for its approach to design and the combination of crafts and the fine arts that it taught and publicised. This approach was mainly based around the principle “form must follow function”, a principle which has been applied to a colossal amount of design projects in the modern world despite the school only operating in a short window between 1919 and 1933.
If you looked around you in the room I assume you are in right now, nearly everything that has had a reasonable amount of effort put into its visual design, has been done so ergonomically and around its function, which show how influentical and far reaching the movement in this school actually was, which I think it quite amazing.