The genius of Goya is his ability to direct the narrative content by the emphasis he places in his composition. Oil on canvas. The Prado Museum, Madrid. This image is in the public domain. A second example showing emphasis is seen in Landscape with Pheasants , a silk tapestry from nineteenth-century China. Here the main focus is obtained in a couple of different ways. First, the pair of birds are woven in colored silk, setting them apart visually from the gray landscape they inhabit.
Secondly, their placement at the top of the outcrop of land allows them to stand out against the light background, their tail feathers mimicked by the nearby leaves. One of the problems artists face in creating static singular, fixed images is how to imbue them with a sense of time and motion.
A traditional solutions to this problem may include showing the same figure or other form repeated in different places within the same image to give the effect of movement and the passage of time.
An early example of this is in the carved sculpture of Kuya Shonin. The Buddhist monk leans forward, his cloak seeming to move with the breeze of his steps. The figure is remarkably realistic in style, his head lifted slightly and his mouth open.
Six small figures emerge from his mouth, visual symbols of the chant he utters repeatedly. Visual experiments in movement were first produced in the middle of the 19 th century.
Photographer Eadweard Muybridge snapped black and white sequences of figures and animals walking, running and jumping, then placing them side-by-side to examine the mechanics and rhythms created by each action. Eadweard Muybridge, sequences of himself throwing a disc, using a step and walking. Licensed through Creative Commons. In the modern era, the rise of Cubism and subsequent related styles in modern painting and sculpture had a major effect on how static works of art depict time and movement.
The show was the first to exhibit modern art from the United States and Europe at an American venue on such a large scale. Controversial and fantastic, the Armory show became a symbol for the emerging modern art movement. In three dimensions the effect of movement is achieved by imbuing the subject matter with a dynamic pose or gesture recall that the use of diagonals in a composition helps create a sense of movement.
The artist shows us the figure of David with furrowed brow, even biting his lip in concentration as he eyes Goliath and prepares to release the rock from his sling. Time is concerned with the passage of some amount of time, NOT the time of day, season, year, etc. The temporal arts of film, video and digital projection by their definition show implied movement and the passage of time. In all of these mediums we watch as a narrative unfolds before our eyes.
There are two types of fresco. Fresco secco, which means dry fresco, and this kind, which means good fresco. It included a portrait of Vladimir Lenin,. Taking 4 years to complete, the sistine chapel ceiling was painted by this artist in sections using the boon fresco method. What is 'site-specific' art? Art that is produced in or for one location and is not to be relocated.
What is 'land art'? Site-specific work that is created or marked by an artist within natural surroundings. What does it mean if a material is 'ephemeral'? It does not endure. Despite a lighter and an almost purely entertaining context, the album also allows for experimentation, as can be heard in the two songs that close both sides: "Esercizi Ginnici" and "Aspetti Grotteschi".
Due to a perhaps too buoyant and unfitting title and to a ridicolously limited distribution even at the time of its original release , 'Fischiando in beat' Whistling in beat has often been ignored despite being one of the most entertaining works signed by Piero Umiliani here accompanied by his orchestra.
Originally released in , 'Fischiando in beat' presents twelve gems of instrumental beat music, fabulous specimen of that music genre often labelled with the much-abused term 'lounge' - or 'easy listening', if you prefer. Forget about the experimental 'Synthi Time' to name another Umiliani classic recently reissued by Schema Records and abandon any intellectual ambitions: here you can only breathe an incredible desire for fun and dream of the late 60s, Rome and its exclusive cocktail party.
This LP's moods are easier to understand just by reading the track titles: starting with the classic beat of the title-track and 'Il motivetto delle ' The It all ends to a tribute to Japan with 'Tokyo Blues', anticipating the final 'Go, go, go', almost a jazz standard and perhaps an homage to Umiliani's past, who had cut his teeth with this genre at the beginning of his career and not only.
The only mellow moment comes with 'Sono nostalgico' I'm nostalgic , a sad and smoky ballad, a tear-inducing moment. Uscito originariamente nel , 'Fischiando in beat' infila dodici perle di beat strumentale che danno un senso compiuto al tanto abusato termine 'lounge music', o 'easy listening' che dir si voglia.
Si chiude con l'omaggio al Giappone di 'Tokyo Blues', che anticipa il finale di 'Go, go, go', quasi uno standard jazz, omaggio forse al passato dello stesso Umiliani, che con quella musica si era misurato spesso agli esordi e non solo.
L'unico momento di calma arriva con 'Sono nostalgico', ballatona triste e fumosa, piccola concessione alla lacrima. Forget about the experimental 'Synthi Time': here you can only breathe an incredible desire for fun and dream of the late 60s, Rome and its exclusive cocktail party.
Do Hipsters Love Sun Ra - A title that condenses the almost conceptual nature of this album: on one hand, a tribute to Sun Ra, one of the most profound and revolutionary characters in the history of music, capable of giving a new meaning to the word cosmic, a messenger who came from outer space to bring new spirituality and vision.
On the other hand the word hipster - to this day a synonym of naught and superficiality, but with deep socio-political and aesthetical roots: Jack Kerouac, for example, described hipsters as people rising and roaming America, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere as characters of a special spirituality'.
Hipsters were innovators in the first place, cultural explorers driven by the desire for novelty and experimentation. All of this finds its place in Do Hipsters Love Sun Ra : a soundtrack that condenses cosmic elements, the desire to explore and discover and the ability to imagine and dream.
Existentialism, experimentation, spirituality: here's the homage to Sun Ra, an influence more conceptual than musical on this record. Abstract jazz, cosmic funk, instrumental hip-hop: Do Hipsters Love Sun Ra contains all the features and influences typical of The Dining Rooms' sound, but also a strong cinematic element that sticks its roots in the world of library music and Italian motion picture soundtracks.
The reinterpretation of those atmospheres is the other theme of the album, an undercurrent able to instill those legendary soundtracks charm into this record tracks. From this fit collaborations: Jessica Lauren, space woman par excellence, and the Italian sound nouvelle vague, bound to that cinematic attitude, Antonio Gramentieri and Francesco Giampaoli's Sacri Cuori, Bruno Dorella Ronin's guitarist among others.
Here is an almost conceptual album: it's about radiance, irony, the meaning of life referred to movement and especially to our floating in space. A soundtrack without images, among real and imaginary planets, that meets Sergio Leone on an asteroid and gives us an appointment on Mars, grazes hipsters and beatniks on the devil's moon - because, as Herman Poole Blount wisely said, Space is the place'.
I like it very much! Original old school TDR style! It's warm and organic, perfectly shaped and with a cosmic twist' Andrea Mi A really enjoyable ride Music to lose yourself to! Cinematic grooves galore' Tommaso Colliva, Calibro 35 Sounds good! Umiliani's music privileges jazz and funky moods, dominated by the Hammond organ and wah wah, alternated with languid and almost "sleazy" instrumental ballads.
This soundtrack finds its strength in melancholy, but also in drama and tension. This is the second movie with Zeudi Araya, filmed in a hurry to take advantage of the success of the previous "La ragazza dalla pelle di luna". Piero Umiliani's music adds melancholy to the evocative scenes, without neglecting important sound variations, years ahead of the James Taylor Quartet and acid jazz. Filmed in Brazil, "Angeli bianchi Funky and abstract atmospheres, dark and dramatic moments, exotic solutions and soul drifts - everything contributes to create a unique music soundscape - 70s library music by the Italian soundtrack composer Paolo Renosto, who released his library music compositions under the alias "Lesiman".
This new project presents a remarkable union between one of Milan's more sophisticated and appreciated voices amongst the Italian public and Finland's most celebrated saxophonist,TimoLassy. Class, great music and cookin' jazz. Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas, , oil on canvas, Prado, Madrid. Actual lines are those that are physically present.
How many other actual lines can you find in the painting? Implied lines are those created by visually connecting two or more areas together. The space between the Infanta Margarita—the blonde central figure in the composition—and the meninas , or maids of honor, to the left and right of her, are implied lines.
Both set up a diagonal relationship that implies movement. By visually connecting the space between the heads of all the figures in the painting we have a sense of jagged motion that keeps the lower part of the composition in motion, balanced against the darker, more static upper areas of the painting.
Implied lines can also be created when two areas of different colors or tones come together. Can you identify more implied lines in the painting? Implied lines are found in three-dimensional artworks, too. The sculpture of the Laocoon below , a figure from Greek and Roman mythology, is, along with his sons, being strangled by sea snakes sent by the goddess Athena as wrath against his warnings to the Trojans not to accept the Trojan horse.
The sculpture sets implied lines in motion as the figures writhe in agony against the snakes. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen. Straight or classic lines provide structure to a composition. They can be oriented to the horizontal, vertical, or diagonal axis of a surface. Straight lines are by nature visually stable, while still giving direction to a composition. Moreover, the small horizontal lines created in the stair edges in the background help anchor the entire visual design of the painting.
Expressive lines are curved, adding an organic, more dynamic character to a work of art. Expressive lines are often rounded and follow undetermined paths. Indeed, the sculpture seems to be made up of nothing but expressive lines, shapes and forms.
There are other kinds of line that encompass the characteristics of those above yet, taken together, help create additional artistic elements and richer, more varied compositions. Refer to the images and examples below to become familiar with these types of line.
Outline, or contour line is the simplest of these. They create a path around the edge of a shape. In fact, outlines define shapes. Cross contour lines follow paths across a shape to delineate differences in surface features. They give flat shapes a sense of form the illusion of three dimensions , and can also be used to create shading.
Hatch lines are repeated at short intervals in generally one direction. They give shading and visual texture to the surface of an object.
Crosshatch lines provide additional tone and texture. They can be oriented in any direction. Multiple layers of crosshatch lines can give rich and varied shading to objects by manipulating the pressure of the drawing tool to create a large range of values.
Line quality is that sense of character embedded in the way a line presents itself. Certain lines have qualities that distinguish them from others. Hard-edged, jagged lines have a staccato visual movement while organic, flowing lines create a more comfortable feeling.
Meandering lines can be either geometric or expressive, and you can see in the examples how their indeterminate paths animate a surface to different degrees. Although line as a visual element generally plays a supporting role in visual art, there are wonderful examples in which line carries a strong cultural significance as the primary subject matter. Calligraphic lines use quickness and gesture, more akin to paint strokes, to imbue an artwork with a fluid, lyrical character.
Motion occurs when an object changes location or position Because this process occurs as time passes, motion is directly linked to time To communicate motion without actually making anything move, artists can choose to imply time or, alternatively, create the illusion of time.
Artists, architects, and designers who wish to suggestthe illusion of depth on a 2-dimensional surface use perspective. Isometric Perspective. Linear Perspective. Linear perspective relies on a system where lines appear to converge at points in space The linear perspective systems used by artists are based on observation of space in the world The theory of linear perspective was developed in century artist Leon Battista Alberti. One-point perspective relies on a single vanishing point Unless the viewer is situated in direct line of sight it is not as easy to see how the perspective creates the illusion of a recession of space Uses a single vanishing point.
Uses two separate vanishing points Relies on horizon line. Multi-point perspective. If we are looking at an object from a position other than ground level, then we need points away from the horizon line and other variations on perspective The most common multiple-point perspective system is three-point perspective. Color in its purest state is its highest level of saturation Saturation is not related to value.
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View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Yuxtaposición on Discogs. Label: Thuban Six - THS LP • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Jazz, Latin • Style: Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz/5(7).