Monday, November 14, 2011

Interdisciplinary Arts: Monday 11-14

1. Please peruse the artist sites below and offer some specific commentary on the work of each.
2. Please read the Proposal guidelines linked below.
3. Please revisit the substitute assignment (posted below) and complete by Friday.

Sadie Valeri
Edward Minoff
Juliette Aristides

Key Components of the Proposal (University of Pittsburgh)
Proposal Map


Neeve said...

Edward Minoff's seascape paintings are my favorite. They are so realistic and show the sea at almost every time of day. They are all very calming yet each one has a different feel.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Edward Minoff out of the other artists due to the fact that when viewing his paintings, there is a feel of ease and tranquility. He cordinates his colors very well and all of his landscape photos are great in composition and unity.

Bri Betts

Anonymous said...

I liked looking at Sadie Valeria's art. I think she did a good job using the wax paper with the bottle and I thought that it looked really neat. She does a good job using the soft colors with the darker ones along with making it look realistic. The composition of the photo is really nice and the balance is good considering nothing is unproportioned.

Parke MacLean said...

Sadie Valeri Atelier
As I looked through the drawings, I felt like I could reach out and touch the objects. The textures added to the effect as well. The reflections also added to the realism of the images.
Edward Minoff
It's ridiculous how realistic his still life drawings and landscapes look. I liked the landscapes the most, specifically Impasse and Mountain Pool.
Juliette Aristides
Most of the figure pictures had a sort of weird feeling to them, almost like they were devoid of life. It had a very strange almost surrealistic feel to it. I liked Bendheim Rememberance the most.

Mike Feeney said...

Sadie Veleri's work is extremely realistic. The wax paper material that she is painting in most of her work is very fluid and looks exactly like it would look in real life. The wax paper would set up most people for disaster, but Sadie is able to pull it off perfectly and makes it look like an actual photo. Edward Minoff's paintings are also extremely realistic, but he focuses more on landscapes. His paintings have amazing lighting and shadowing and many pictures are completely photo-realistic. His reflections in water are pretty much perfect also. Juliette Aistides paintings are not as realistic as the other painters, but her pictures seem to have more substance, and maybe even a story behind each picture. Her pictures make me think a lot more than the others, and seem to be following a certain storyline.

Anonymous said...

Sadie Valeri's art is remarkable. It's moving and humbling that one person could create such unbelievably lifelike works of art. The piece that caught my attention in particular was a painting called "Silver Globe Pitcher." Not only is each fold and crinkle of the tissue paper meticulously recorded, but in the pitcher, one can glimpse Sadie painting. Even details that are overlookable are incredible and perfect, such as the cracked paint on the table. Sadie manages to give beauty to any scene or person, a truly remarkable feat. Additionally, she paints figures beautifully, most notable in her self-portrait, in which the beauty of the artist is stunning. Soft lines and wispy strokes blend to form something that is nothing short of photorealistic. Even her drawings and sketches, showing skeletons underneath a vague figure, are remarkable and awe-inspiring.

Edward Minoff's portraits and figures are beautiful. He captures a unique identity in each person's face, stance, and body. While his paintings are amazing, his drawings strike me the most. The people he is drawing seem fascinating, like there is an enigma behind all of those layers of pencil or charcoal. The clothing of the figures suggests attachment and reveals certain details of their identity. His landscapes, too, are mind-blowing. While both urban and rural landscapes, each scene has equal beauty. His still lifes transport one right into the scene, and one can almost feel the textures carefully transferred to the final product.

Juliette Aristides is not conventionally a realist painter. Her strokes are too soft, and the people all seem to have a similar common disposition. However, her still lifes are more impressive, particularly "Beatrice," which features a wooden figure model positioned and clothed in such a way that one may even, upon first glance, think it was a real person.

-Kara Mackie

susan said...

I like Sadie J. Valeri’s use of wax paper in her paintings, it makes her artwork unique. I like how Valeri uses simple objects in her artwork, such as shells. Her artwork is very creative and original.

I really like Edward Minoff’s landscapes. The landscape, “View From Sunset Rock”, stands out to me, it looks very realistic. The landscape, “The Atlantic Yards”, is interesting to me because it is from a viewpoint that may not observe the train from.

I like how Juliette Aristides’ paintings share a common depressing theme. It is interesting that Aristides uses oil on canvas to paint her paintings. I think it is interesting that Aristides uses the same people in many of her paintings.

David A. said...

1. Sadie Valeri Atelier's artwork cleverly combines the use of drapery, light and shadow in order to make her artwork more "realistic." Through these various techniques Atelier is able to create a reflection in her drawing, "The Silver Globe Pitcher."

2. Through simplistic detail and nautical colors, Edward Minoff's artwork reflects the ability to accurately depict all the elements of a natural landscape. His depiction of seascapes give the viewer the ability to understand the direction and the overall feeling of the waves as they either crash against each other or roll to shore.

3. Juliette Aristides has an interesting approach to her artwork. In her artwork, the people that she paints appear as though they do not fit into the overall atmosphere of the painting; they tend to clash. It seems as though she is trying to depict the emotional involvement with each painting and how the artist submerges his or herself into their work.

Anonymous said...

Chris McCready

Sadie Valeri has drawings of drapery. I really like the drawings because I had trouble with draperies. Looking at someones elses pictures really shows me what to shoot for.

Edward Minoff has drawings of landscape, still life, and faces. He uses oil that makes the drawings look more smudged. The oil really makes the picture look intersting and you feel like youre inside of it.

Juliette Aristides pictures are of people performing actions. The action can be as simple as holding a bowl and it looks dramatic. The drawings are very unique.

hello said...

Peter L.

Sadie Valeri maintains a realistic tenor while alluding to, what I believe as, a Renaissance feel in the sense that it is classical and soft. An interesting component to her pieces is wax paper. At first, while briefly scanning the thumbnails of her works, I had initially thought that those were sheets of linen that were thrown or dropped on the still object. It excited me that such movement could be captured, but, alas, I was disappointed in this unfulfilled misconception. Even, so, I admire that aspect of her work. It still is very detail intensive and Ms. Valeri makes no move to dampen or hid any of it; everything is captured to the minutest wrinkle. Her capture of reflective surfaces also is admirable, something that wish to do, yet am incapable of.

Edward Minoff's subjects tend to be earthy, basic (not in regards to complexity but in essence) materials such as wood or plant life. He instills in his works a sort of soft roundedness that can be seen in the softening of edges and mixing of colors at the boarders. While doing all of this, he maintains a tactile realism as with Ms. Valeri's work, although retaining an entirely difference approach or outlook. In general, his works are very subtle and muted.

Juliette Aristides' works are much less realistic and more story-like than the previous artists'. It is not to say that the other artists' works do not achieve the same effect, yet it seems that all of her works are a telling of a tale and hold a much deeper meaning than what is displayed.

Jamie Tyree said...

Of all the artists, my favorite would definitely be Edward Minoff. He's paintings are very realistic and have a very calm and relaxing vibe to them. His variety of different sceneries and drawing/painting styles definitely caught my eye. He is able to switch from a feel of realism to a feel or surrealism; not many artists can succeed in this as well as he does.

Sadie Valeri's unique use of wax paper gives the art a variety of different environments to create a specific feeling. Depending on how it is twisted or thrown can give the viewer a completely different feeling than how it would be without the wax paper involved.

Juliette Aristides' style of painting and drawing has a more dark and apathetic feeling. Most of the models in her figure drawings, nude drawings, and portraits have blank emotions which becomes the center of the viewer's attention. She has a very soft paint stroke which gives the art are more unrealistic feel to it.

Joel said...

Shifting from physical to emotional affect in the excerpt from “The Street”, Ann Petry “barrages” the reader with pest personification, inhospitable imagery, and figurative language to convey the message that a “cold November wind” can in “an instant” “rust” and “Stain” the search for shelter and warmth.

Petry’s plaguing personification characterizes the wind as a force with malicious intent. “The cold November wind” “took time” doing “everything it could to discourage people” from “walking along the street”. Using aggressive tactics physically “fingering” its way through crowds and into peoples jackets while making sure to get every doorway and “swoop” around “rapidly” pushing people away. The emotional and mental decision that the wind appears to make in choosing to make peoples lives miserable places it in the malicious category.

The impossibly hostile imagery exhibited in the environment in the excerpt from “The Street” lends an air of foreboding to the search for warmth and shelter. The sinister flow of air through the street presents images of a dark and stormy night. The whirlwind of papers “swooping” through the air and rattling the trashcans are images of an angry spirit. The “rust” and “stain” that the wind causes upon many of the surfaces is representative of the overall effect of the wind on the people of the street. The wind is portrayed as a wraith in its howling “violent assaults” and allows for the picture of a supernatural being.

The figurative language in the excerpt from “The Street” gives a sense of inevitability to the inherent difficulty that November winds present. The use of words such as “rapidly”, ”swooping”, and ”assault” contributes to the immediacy of the aggression displayed by the wind. The description of the wind as an adversarial opponent in the struggle on the street defines the challenge that anyone would face as difficult at best.

Physical and emotional affect in the excerpt from “The Street” allow Ann Petry to “barrage” the reader with personification, imagery, and figurative language in the most in agreeable fashion to impart the reader with the knowledge that a “cold November wind” can in “an instant” “rust” and “Stain” the search for shelter and warmth.

Anonymous said...

Sadie's art was very interesting for the main fact that it looks like very difficult work that she does. Doing still-life paintings must be hard. The conch shell is amazing! My favorite was Edward's work, though. The way he captures the seascape paintings still like that are so realistic and beautiful. Juliette's work looks pretty diffacult and interesting too, but it just doesn't attract to me personally. It looks as though she shows her hard work thoroughly and she challanges herself with some metalic things in her paintings.

-Kendyl Cutler