Saturday, January 22, 2011

~~JoY OF ArT NoUVeAu~~

SUNDAY
23/01/2011

Assalamualaikum and hai again....before this I talked about Joy Of Work right..?.. 
well today..I would like to elaborate more on the relation of "the Joy Of Work" to Art Nouveau....


Ok to begin I would like for you to imagine yourself in the era of industrialization in the 18th century..... 

Picture a place where there is many factories, and picture instead of men working there, replaced by women and children..see their sad and tired face while working..
what do you think they were feeling at that time....why were they working so hard..and the children wasn't they suppose to go to school?


children working in a cotton factory





Well the answer is the obvious, for money of course..  the lack of it anyway..this were the situation during the industrialization era.Unfortunately this situation is still happening right now. In our era. There are still child labor in some part of the world today.


Jainal works in silver cooking pot factory. He is 11 years old. He has been working in this factory for three years. His work starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. For his work he gets 700 taka (10 USD) for a month. His parents are so poor that they can not afford to send him to school. According to the factory owner, the parents do not care for their children; they send their kids to work for money and allegedly don't feel sorry for these small kids. Dhaka 2008 


for more info on this please visit the website here akash-child-labor.html



ok coming back to our topic you can clearly see the frustration people felt on working with machine, They take away your life...they suck away life out of you. They started to protest for their right..for proper wages,  proper working hour and all the privileges we enjoy as a worker today.


~~During this time, the people such as crafman the people that belong in the applied art world feels that machine should be used like tools not the other way around. Where is the creativity? and where is the human spirit~~THE SPIRIT OF IMPERFECTION?~~



machine made circle
 
handmade circle..well not really but you get the idea......

An English textile designer named William Morris started Arts and Craf Movement. Its a movement that value the process of making a product rather than the end product. this movement is against machine. Morris is a socialist so he prefer human to do the process of making thing, especially arts. He insist that people should take over the mass production...
Effort were made to show that man made product is better..their goal is to create the design by the people for the people.


However by the time this idea is acknowledge, it is clear that it is to expensive for mass marketing, so in the end only the rich people can appreciate the craftsmanship and their skill.




ok so now, ... say you agree with this movement, but you also accept the fact that the world is changing...machine will always be around doing mass production. But you don't like the end product of a machine....they lack the artistic value that you love so much..


how to solve this problem...
Well in 1880 a new art movement were born, ART NOUVEAU- 


" It was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods. It was an attempt to redefine the meaning and nature of the work of art. From that time on, it was the duty of art not to overlook any everyday object, no matter how utilitarian it might be. This approach was considered completely new and revolutionary, thus the New Art – Art Nouveau name."
   
info from, http://contemporarypractice.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/art-nouveau/





This movement is solution to the problem above. Well not really...the solution was made by Walter Gropius~ The founder of Bauhaus Art School. We will be discussing on the topic of Bauhaus later on...I have videos too...:)...(excited to share)

The Art Nouveau (from here on shall be stated as AN) term were first used to described the work of a group of Belgian artist- ~Les Art NouveaU~ 


AN follower is group of artist that break all connection to classical times, they bring together fine art and applied art. ( Fine art ~ painter and sculptor~..while applied art ~~textile textile designer, ceramic maker,etc.)~~Redefining the meaning and nature of work of arts. As mention above their work will take in all aspect of everyday life, imagine our life is a canvas and our everyday activity is art..everything is design as one whole art. The chair we sit on, the spoon, your pants, or even your carpets all of this is the object of art.




owh before I forget, the style for AN is - 
  1. flat colored with decorative patterns,
  2. interwined organic form,
  3. elimination of 3D-by reducing shadow,
  4. principal subject- lavish birds and flowers, insect and polyformic famme fatale.
AN flourished in Europe and called by different name on each country.
  1. French---Guimard Style
  2. Italy------Floreale
  3. British---Liberty
  4. Spain----Modernisme
  5. German--Jugenstil
The famous artis in this movement is :-


Antonio Gaudi







Hector Guimard




























Victor Horta






Rennie Mackintosh














There are other famous AN artis such as Henry Toulouse Loutrect, William H. Bradley, Eduard Colonna and many more. You can check it out at Art Nouveau Artists
  
Here are some examples of artwork that is influenced by Art Nouveau.







 As you can see most of the work have the element of vines that of AN. But it is getting simpler. The work doesnt have to be symmetrical, It's up to the artist to do the design as he pleases. For example the work of Antoni Gaudi -Casa Batllo and also from Macintosh who replaced the whiplash with vertical grid. 

casa battlo -gaudi

a colonial building - gaudi
















Mackintosh- stained glass. ~he replaced the whiplash with vertical line.~


The most important point I am trying to say is the artist is not constricted to some rule of symmetrical or depiction of grandness or what ever principal they had to follow by the classical art. Its free for them.. they can do whatever they feels is right. That is what I think is the Joy Of Work.


But....I feel I must include in this  about The Bauhaust Art School. Because it plays a major role in our modern art industry especially for the industrial design. Because I belive the Bauhaust is the one who started Industrial design. Well its what I think anyway...

Lets see this video first.....



video




Bauhaus is a movement (1919-1933) of design that was turn into a school to create a productive workshop. Founded by Walter Gropius in Wiemar, Germany. It contained workshop for carpenters, metal, weaving, printing, mural, wood and also stone carving. 

The basis of this school is to embrace machine and to prepare object of all media for mass production. This shchool would be the foundation for most of art school in the world today. The creative proses that seek function, simplicity, light, craftsmanship and form are the base of our modern design.


This for me plays a major part in the joy of work that we experience today. It all comes down to the way we fell doing the art and the satisfaction of the end product that is truly artistic and functional for everyone to enjoy.


Gropius wanted everyone to apply to get a chance of getting in, he said that in creating art everyone is equal....and guess what many women applied. So much more than men actually..:) yeay!!!

to be continue.


  • Arthur Lasenby Liberty













  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh













  • Margaret MacDonald













  • Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo













  • Louis Majorelle













  • Hermann Obrist













  • Joseph Maria Olbrich













  • Bernhard Pankok













  • Richard Riemerschmid













  • Fyodor Shektel













  • Gustave Serrurier–Bovy













  • Louis Henry Sullivan













  • Louis Comfort Tiffany













  • Henri Toulouse–Lautrec













  • Henry van de Velde
















  • Arthur Lasenby Liberty













  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh













  • Margaret MacDonald













  • Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo













  • Louis Majorelle













  • Hermann Obrist













  • Joseph Maria Olbrich













  • Bernhard Pankok













  • Richard Riemerschmid













  • Fyodor Shektel













  • Gustave Serrurier–Bovy













  • Louis Henry Sullivan













  • Louis Comfort Tiffany













  • Henri Toulouse–Lautrec













  • Henry van de Velde













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    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    ~~JoY OF ArT NoUVeAu~~

    SUNDAY
    23/01/2011

    Assalamualaikum and hai again....before this I talked about Joy Of Work right..?.. 
    well today..I would like to elaborate more on the relation of "the Joy Of Work" to Art Nouveau....


    Ok to begin I would like for you to imagine yourself in the era of industrialization in the 18th century..... 

    Picture a place where there is many factories, and picture instead of men working there, replaced by women and children..see their sad and tired face while working..
    what do you think they were feeling at that time....why were they working so hard..and the children wasn't they suppose to go to school?


    children working in a cotton factory





    Well the answer is the obvious, for money of course..  the lack of it anyway..this were the situation during the industrialization era.Unfortunately this situation is still happening right now. In our era. There are still child labor in some part of the world today.


    Jainal works in silver cooking pot factory. He is 11 years old. He has been working in this factory for three years. His work starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. For his work he gets 700 taka (10 USD) for a month. His parents are so poor that they can not afford to send him to school. According to the factory owner, the parents do not care for their children; they send their kids to work for money and allegedly don't feel sorry for these small kids. Dhaka 2008 


    for more info on this please visit the website here akash-child-labor.html



    ok coming back to our topic you can clearly see the frustration people felt on working with machine, They take away your life...they suck away life out of you. They started to protest for their right..for proper wages,  proper working hour and all the privileges we enjoy as a worker today.


    ~~During this time, the people such as crafman the people that belong in the applied art world feels that machine should be used like tools not the other way around. Where is the creativity? and where is the human spirit~~THE SPIRIT OF IMPERFECTION?~~



    machine made circle
     
    handmade circle..well not really but you get the idea......

    An English textile designer named William Morris started Arts and Craf Movement. Its a movement that value the process of making a product rather than the end product. this movement is against machine. Morris is a socialist so he prefer human to do the process of making thing, especially arts. He insist that people should take over the mass production...
    Effort were made to show that man made product is better..their goal is to create the design by the people for the people.


    However by the time this idea is acknowledge, it is clear that it is to expensive for mass marketing, so in the end only the rich people can appreciate the craftsmanship and their skill.




    ok so now, ... say you agree with this movement, but you also accept the fact that the world is changing...machine will always be around doing mass production. But you don't like the end product of a machine....they lack the artistic value that you love so much..


    how to solve this problem...
    Well in 1880 a new art movement were born, ART NOUVEAU- 


    " It was a way of thinking about modern society and new production methods. It was an attempt to redefine the meaning and nature of the work of art. From that time on, it was the duty of art not to overlook any everyday object, no matter how utilitarian it might be. This approach was considered completely new and revolutionary, thus the New Art – Art Nouveau name."
       
    info from, http://contemporarypractice.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/art-nouveau/





    This movement is solution to the problem above. Well not really...the solution was made by Walter Gropius~ The founder of Bauhaus Art School. We will be discussing on the topic of Bauhaus later on...I have videos too...:)...(excited to share)

    The Art Nouveau (from here on shall be stated as AN) term were first used to described the work of a group of Belgian artist- ~Les Art NouveaU~ 


    AN follower is group of artist that break all connection to classical times, they bring together fine art and applied art. ( Fine art ~ painter and sculptor~..while applied art ~~textile textile designer, ceramic maker,etc.)~~Redefining the meaning and nature of work of arts. As mention above their work will take in all aspect of everyday life, imagine our life is a canvas and our everyday activity is art..everything is design as one whole art. The chair we sit on, the spoon, your pants, or even your carpets all of this is the object of art.




    owh before I forget, the style for AN is - 
    1. flat colored with decorative patterns,
    2. interwined organic form,
    3. elimination of 3D-by reducing shadow,
    4. principal subject- lavish birds and flowers, insect and polyformic famme fatale.
    AN flourished in Europe and called by different name on each country.
    1. French---Guimard Style
    2. Italy------Floreale
    3. British---Liberty
    4. Spain----Modernisme
    5. German--Jugenstil
    The famous artis in this movement is :-


    Antonio Gaudi







    Hector Guimard




























    Victor Horta






    Rennie Mackintosh














    There are other famous AN artis such as Henry Toulouse Loutrect, William H. Bradley, Eduard Colonna and many more. You can check it out at Art Nouveau Artists
      
    Here are some examples of artwork that is influenced by Art Nouveau.







     As you can see most of the work have the element of vines that of AN. But it is getting simpler. The work doesnt have to be symmetrical, It's up to the artist to do the design as he pleases. For example the work of Antoni Gaudi -Casa Batllo and also from Macintosh who replaced the whiplash with vertical grid. 

    casa battlo -gaudi

    a colonial building - gaudi
















    Mackintosh- stained glass. ~he replaced the whiplash with vertical line.~


    The most important point I am trying to say is the artist is not constricted to some rule of symmetrical or depiction of grandness or what ever principal they had to follow by the classical art. Its free for them.. they can do whatever they feels is right. That is what I think is the Joy Of Work.


    But....I feel I must include in this  about The Bauhaust Art School. Because it plays a major role in our modern art industry especially for the industrial design. Because I belive the Bauhaust is the one who started Industrial design. Well its what I think anyway...

    Lets see this video first.....



    video




    Bauhaus is a movement (1919-1933) of design that was turn into a school to create a productive workshop. Founded by Walter Gropius in Wiemar, Germany. It contained workshop for carpenters, metal, weaving, printing, mural, wood and also stone carving. 

    The basis of this school is to embrace machine and to prepare object of all media for mass production. This shchool would be the foundation for most of art school in the world today. The creative proses that seek function, simplicity, light, craftsmanship and form are the base of our modern design.


    This for me plays a major part in the joy of work that we experience today. It all comes down to the way we fell doing the art and the satisfaction of the end product that is truly artistic and functional for everyone to enjoy.


    Gropius wanted everyone to apply to get a chance of getting in, he said that in creating art everyone is equal....and guess what many women applied. So much more than men actually..:) yeay!!!

    to be continue.


  • Arthur Lasenby Liberty













  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh













  • Margaret MacDonald













  • Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo













  • Louis Majorelle













  • Hermann Obrist













  • Joseph Maria Olbrich













  • Bernhard Pankok













  • Richard Riemerschmid













  • Fyodor Shektel













  • Gustave Serrurier–Bovy













  • Louis Henry Sullivan













  • Louis Comfort Tiffany













  • Henri Toulouse–Lautrec













  • Henry van de Velde
















  • Arthur Lasenby Liberty













  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh













  • Margaret MacDonald













  • Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo













  • Louis Majorelle













  • Hermann Obrist













  • Joseph Maria Olbrich













  • Bernhard Pankok













  • Richard Riemerschmid













  • Fyodor Shektel













  • Gustave Serrurier–Bovy













  • Louis Henry Sullivan













  • Louis Comfort Tiffany













  • Henri Toulouse–Lautrec













  • Henry van de Velde













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