Wednesday, 23 September 2009

19th century influence to modern art.

Piet, Mondrian.

This image is of Mondrian's work.

My full discription for these two images is show below.

Piet Mondrian was a Painter in the late 19Th century, his work has influenced millions of people since his death in 1944, I chose Piet Mondrian because of his style of work, I like the use of his Strong bold lines, that show depth and or shadow, and the use of his colour is so different to a painter like Van Goph.

A composition with red, yellow and blue, composed by Piet Mondrian from possesses a sense of simplicity whilst simultaneously comprises of complexity. Mondrian has used oil on canvas as his materials and has created the artwork Composition with red, yellow and blue is currently located at the Tate Gallery. Piet Mondrian was Dutch but spent most of his time in Holland and Paris. The art movement that Composition with red, yellow and blue was created in was Surrealism. Piet Mondrian was associated with the mystique that an artwork could attain. He joined the Theosophical Society
in 1909, and hence forward began to produce works, which had an abstract sense and another meaning to them. When Mondrian went to Paris - his inspiration - the Cubists, Mondrian viewed the work there in 1911-1913. After returning to Holland

After Looking into Mondrian I have been looking

at modern art work that has been influenced by him,

The image on the left <<>

If we look closely at the screen shot, we can see where they have got there ideas from, there use of layers overlapping each other are like Mondrian's colour overlaps in the top image.

The website is made using blocks just like the image above. and they have used Strong bold lines to show construction work. they have placed there navigation bars in certain blocks, and used a contrasting colour scheme method for there interface in the same way Mondrian has.

This is the original poster by Toulouse Lautrec .

This is the modern day poster I found that it is influenced by Toulouse Lautrec's style of poster design.

Toulouse Lautrec, like no other nineteenth century artist was deeply influenced by Japanese woodblock prints. Just like the exuberant life of the amusement quarters of the Japanese Edo period, it was the nightlife of Montmartre in Paris, which inspired the works of this incredible artist. And like the great Ukiyo-e artist Utamaro, Toulouse Lautrec not only painted the world of brothels, but was a frequent guest himself.

in the top image of Lautrecs, you can see, he use,s a style of graphic design but very basic as in the 19th century, people did'nt have the design knowledge and equipment as we do today.

However Lautrec has developed a poster which does tell an audience whats happening in the poster. In his poster it appears that there is a Concert Ball at the Moulin Rouge. To show this information he has used red text onto a white canvas, also he has painted additional text black to show the important information standing out.

To finish this poster he has drawn a illustration of what the style of the night should intend to look like.

In the picture there are people dancing and two main characters in the for ground.

This will give viewers a visual point of perspective to whats happening.

A century has past now and people still use Lautrecs method when designing a Poster.

1 Clear text and information.

2 Good use of font.

3 good choice of colours to your theme.

4 and a clear visual illustration or image, to give a visual appearance on the subject.

If you look at the film poster I found on the Internet, it shows all the meanings in the same way Lautrec did in his poster. The only reason why this poster looks better then Lautrecs piece is because it was made using the design process, and made with better technology that didn't exist in the 19th century.

But the film poster I found uses a image for visual appearance, it uses a strong Head line in the right colour and font related to its theme,, and also it reflects back to Lautrec's work.

Starey Night by Van Goph.

Van gogh's use of style stippling, hatching, swirls, and a un real like painting effect.

This painting was painted by Stefan Duncan.
a artist inspired by Van Goph of the 19th century.
You can see in the top image that his stlye of painting is almost identical and almost the same to Van Goph's.
His use of brush strokes are in the form of swirls like Vincents van Goph's, and the colours bold and strong also. The painting looks almost fairy tale ish, just like the above painting.

  • Sources of research. Century :Western art history by van gogh. : mondrian life :mondrian interface

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