Week 1 Task 1

Biography

As an eighteen year old student from New Zealand studying a bachelor of fine arts, using images to communicate an idea is a passion of mine, so I aspire to learn more on this topic and eventually finish my degree. My areas of interest include photography, painting and drawing, but I am also open to exploring new mediums and techniques.

Hopefully throughout this course I will discover what type of artist I would like to be, because I am still learning about new mediums, styles, and concepts which combine to shape my artistic taste. Other aspects of art that the artist produces fascinate me as well as just the way it looks; for example the context behind it or the idea itself being communicated. They all create an impression on me in different ways and for different reasons. However a few favourites stuck with me during my art lessons throughout high school such as Jackson Pollock and Joseph Cornell. A few photographers that interest me include Marion Berrin and William Eggleston. Other inspirations to take this course and continue to study this subject include a handful of influential teachers, and fellow students from my high school days.

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Pollock, Jackson. “Number one 1950 (lavender Mist)”. 1950. Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York City. http://www.jackson-pollock.org/.Web. 16 Mar. 2016.
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Cornell, Joseph. Soap Bubble Set. 1936. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum,, Hartford. Www.theartstory.org. The Art Story Foundation. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

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Hamada, Jeff. “Marion Berrin.” BOOOOOOOM RSS. Https://mediatemple.net, 03 Feb. 2014. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

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“Dust Bells by William Eggleston | Iconology.” Dust Bells by William Eggleston | Iconology. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.

I have chosen some of my favourite works from some artists whom I admire. I studied Jackson Pollock during my art history lessons in Year 13, and found the ideas behind his works very interesting. The other artists; Joseph Cornell, Marion Berrin and William Eggleston have all been studied and used as my artist models in either of my painting or photography subjects at some stage. I often found that as I researched their works, their pieces grew on me as well as their techniques being incorporated into my art.

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