Using Photoshop selection tools and the magic wand tool,
make TWO : 8” x 10”collages using sections and pieces of your own original photographs. The two collages can be in the same style/narrative or they can be completely different aesthetics.
Use at least 3-4 different images in each collage – think about how to compose an interesting design with the images that you have. Remember to assess the formal Principles of Design – Balance, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion, Contrast and Directional Forces. Be sure to save two versions – a .psd and a .jpg
Think of a way to create a collage with any of the following themes: 1. Memory 2. Documentation 3. Texture (see above links for free texture images) 4. Fantastical Landscape 5. Self Portrait See Maggie Taylor’s work or Jerry Uelsmann’s b/w photo work for inspiration on fantastical digital collages.
Curate a Virtual Exhibit of 8-10 images focusing on 2-5 artists working with color as a character.
To curate your exhibit – research 2-5 artists that you respond to, download and compile 8-10 high quality images, create a title for your exhibit, write an intro paragraph about your “curatorial vision” (this is a short mission of the exhibit) be sure to site your images with artist name, title, medium and year.
Create a powerpoint, save to pdf and upload pdf presentation to the Google Drive.
The goals of this project are to be introduced to a contemporary artist as well as major artists from art history, learn different color schemes and address and experiment with color theory.
Historic Examples of Artists who are known for their use of color:
Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keefe
Contemporary Artists that use Color as a way of Exploring the Figure: