Why Is It Famous? – La Sagrada Família

By: Joanna Wallace Have you ever heard of the church that’s been under construction for over 100 years? I had not in the summer of 2015, but when I saw the Basílica de la Sagrada Família in person, I immediately understood why. When I came to stand in front of the nativity facade of this insane building, I was almost visually overwhelmed. My eyes couldn’t process … Continue reading Why Is It Famous? – La Sagrada Família

Designing for Purpose

By Lindsey Lockwood This week I’d like to revisit a big project of mine that I first discussed on the printmaking page here; where you can read about how I actually went about carving and printing these linoleum blocks. As a visual arts major with concentrations both in Graphic Design and Print Media, I often apply both studies to my work. You’ve already read how … Continue reading Designing for Purpose

History of Screen Printing

By: Sarah Wiltshire I thought we would start out the semester with a short history of screen printing. Screen Printing, though nothing like what we have today, can be found at the beginning of recorded history. It was first practiced in early China. It was used as a method to transfer designs on to fabric. Modern silk screens, silk stretched over a frame, were introduced … Continue reading History of Screen Printing

Why is it Famous? – The Birth of Venus

By: Joanna Wallace I’m sure you recognize this one, as it’s one of the most revered paintings in history! This is Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. It was painted between 1482 and 1485 in Tuscany and now resides in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is significant now for various reasons, but didn’t rise to fame until several centuries after its completion. The Image: … Continue reading Why is it Famous? – The Birth of Venus

A Hauntingly Beautiful Surprise

By: Joanna Wallace In the town of Hallstatt (Pronounced: HALL-SHTAHT), Austria, there is something called a Charnel House, or a vault/chapel where human remains are stored. In the case of the Hallstatt charnel house, it is filled with the cleaned and decorated skulls and bones of over 2,100 people. When my brother and I arrived in Austria, we had never heard of “the bone chapel” … Continue reading A Hauntingly Beautiful Surprise

A Different Kind of Museum

By: Joanna Wallace A few weekends ago, a couple fellow art students and I took a little field trip down to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. There are sculpture gardens, and then there is Grounds for Sculpture; it is unlike any sculpture garden or museum I have ever been to. It is comprised of forty-two acres of land formerly used as the New … Continue reading A Different Kind of Museum

Why is it Famous? – Venus de Milo

By: Joanna Wallace You may not have heard of this one, but it is another piece that is a hot spot for visitors of the Louvre, a Hellenistic sculpture. This is the Venus de Milo, a sculpture found on the greek island of Milos in 1820. There is a lot of mystery surrounding it, adding to its appeal. The plinth (the slab of stone she … Continue reading Why is it Famous? – Venus de Milo

Performance Art

By: Melanie Rosato When someone says Performace Art, many different things could come to mind. As an extremely open form of art, performance could land anywhere on a wide spectrum of expression. It is generally interdisciplinary; meaning it incorporates multiple concentrations within the arts. These two prominent performance artists do very different things, but also are both labeled as being performance artists. In this post … Continue reading Performance Art

What Actually is The Golden Ratio?

By: Joanna Wallace Recently, I saw this t-shirt at Zumiez and I was a little surprised that the Golden Spiral was on a shirt being bought by skateboarders. After seeing another shirt in this Zumiez as well as seeing it in one or two other places, I began to wonder if the people creating, selling, or buying it even know what the Golden Ratio or … Continue reading What Actually is The Golden Ratio?

Meet Margaret Brundage

By: Melanie Rosato Margaret Brundage was born with the name Margaret Hedda Johnson in Chicago, in 1900. She progressed artistically and became the youngest student to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied fashion design. After her education she pursued a freelance career in fashion illustration until she found her place in the pulp art scene in the early 1930s. Brundage is fittingly … Continue reading Meet Margaret Brundage