James Gillray: The Art of Caricature James Gillray (1756-1815) was the leading caricaturist of his time, an artist of outstanding inventiveness who continues to influence satirists today. Satire has often been seen as the disposable art of an urban, commercialised culture, one of the plethora of consumer goods which are continually outdated and replaced by new offerings. Graphic satire usually deals with fleeting events, so that its value as art, whether of the cartoons in our daily papers or 18th century caricatures, appears to last no longer than the topicality of its subject matter. This exhibition investigates the tensions between this view of satirical prints, and the prolonged and enjoyable examination which is invited by Gillray's work, through his use of ambitious and complex printmaking techniques, and the depth and range of his references. Gillray's prints, from the time they were first produced, belonged both to the street and to the connoisseur's study.
Teachers' resource: Maths and Islamic art & design Tiles, fritware with lustre decoration, Kashan, Iran, 13th-14th century, Museum no. 1074-1875. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London This resource provides a variety of information and activities that teachers may like to use with their students to explore the Islamic Middle East collections at the V&A. It can be used to support learning in Maths and Art. Included in this resource are sections on: Principles of Islamic art and design Pre-visit activities Activities to do in the museum Activities to do back at school Islamic art explores the geometric systems that depend upon the regular division of the circle and the study of Islamic art increases appreciation and understanding of geometry.
Black Contemporary Art xathi: thunderstruck9: David Hammons (American, b. 1943), Untitled (The Embrace), 1975. Pigment on paper, 60 ¾ x 40 ¾ in. RDF 1.1 Primer Abstract This primer is designed to provide the reader with the basic knowledge required to effectively use RDF. It introduces the basic concepts of RDF and shows concrete examples of the use of RDF. Secs. 3-5 can be used as a minimalist introduction into the key elements of RDF. Sir John Soane's Museum A Rake’s Progress tells the story of the fictional Tom Rakewell in a series of eight paintings. Tom inherits a fortune from his miserly father – but then follows a path to vice and destruction. Painted in 1733, it followed the hugely successful A Harlot's Progress (1730) – another ‘modern moral subject’ – which was sadly destroyed in a fire in 1755.
Sacred Geometry Introductory Tutorial by Bruce Rawles Great site on natural law and basics of sacred geometry….check it out!-A.M. In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form and its vibrational resonances.
modern graphic design inspiration blog + vintage graphics resource Founded by Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz, TwoPoints.Net is a design studio known for their flexible visual identities (FVI). Rather than being static and repetitive, the studio believes that an identity system should be adaptable. This can easily be seen in their work for ADI’s Delta Awards. Using a series of icons, they created a versatile system that could be incorporated into the event’s branding, typeface, and awards. Paul Klee: Triumph of a 'degenerate' "I cannot be grasped in the here and now," the artist Paul Klee wrote as the first line of his own tombstone epitaph. Which in one sense is the opposite of the truth. There are few among the leading Modernist painters who are not more readily known than Klee, with his spindly lines and squared block colours, and even fewer who are more readily loved. Picasso and Matisse seize you with their vision, Klee has the knack of making you feel a partner in it.