Sunday, 25 April 2010

Texture and light.
leather coat hanging
on wooden door,
with blue wallpaper
behind door
suitcase. texture and light
the same sea shell
painted from 4 different angles.
4 food related images
Texture in a painting is the feel of the canvas. It can be based on the paint, and its application, or addition materials such as ribbon, metal, wood, lace, leather and sand. Texture in painting stimulates two different senses, visual and tactile.
There are four types of texture in art:
actual texture,
simulated texture,
abstract texture,
and invented texture.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Illustration art

Illustration art
Today, there is a growing interest in collecting and admiring original artwork that was used as illustrations in books, magazines, posters, etc. Various museum exhibitions, magazines and art galleries have devoted space to the illustrators of the past.
In the visual art world, illustrators have sometimes been considered less important in comparison with fine artists and graphic designers. But as the result of computer game and comic industry growth, illustrations are becoming valued as popular and profitable art works


The American "golden age of illustration" lasted from the 1880s until shortly after World War I (although the active career of several later "golden age" illustrators went on for another few decades). As in Europe a few decades earlier, newspapers, mass market magazines, and illustrated books had become the dominant media of public consumption. Improvements in printing technology freed illustrators to experiment with color and new rendering techniques. A small group of illustrators in this time became rich and famous. The imagery they created was a portrait of American aspirations of the time.