There is a lot of content on this piece by Hannah Hoch but in my opinion, it is basically a representation or even an expression/statement of political issues. I think the impact of this work to me is how she has arranged her photos into a montage; the content that each photo represents is not simply put together at random, but each photo reacts to another in the way she wants it to.
Kleine Sonne (Little Sun), 1969
I find this one interesting because it plays wish what I recognize forms to be. Its an image of a sun that has been changed because of additional facial features. It changes what I know the images to be.
This collage makes my eyes move around the space. I think the queer placement of the images make me think what the composition is about.
Seeing how this image affects the way I look at it, I realize how interesting it can be to put “separate” images together. They don’t have to directly interact with each other in a single image. Just by placing them side by side or up and down or in whatever way, my mind chooses to make the connection between the images. Its an effect I’d definitely consider for my own rhyme composition for the second 2D assignment.
Rotative Demisphère (Optiques de précision) (Rotary Demisphere [Precision Optics]), 1924
Both of these pieces are done by one of the founders of Dadaism, Marcel Duchamp.
I personally do not like Dadaism, at least when it first started off. It might be too avant-garde for me in the way the messages make almost no sense to public and in the way that its definitely not comfortable visually or conceptually. I do understand that this form of “anti-art” art arrived due to the first world war so many political and social issues would arrive from that and messages can be quite aggressive. The whole chaos in the early stages of dadaism is too formless for me to take on as a basis of my art.
But I would still take something away from Dadaism. One thing that intrigued me was the use of ready-mades as how Marcel Duchamp has; how ready-mades are used to create a function to an art piece to convey a message. For example, Duchamp’s Fountain. The message may not have been stated but the take away from historians and viewers is that his message was one that insulted the concept of art in that current time, that art is something you piss on.
If I could use an image in my second assignment that holds a meaning that connects with my story, it may be visually out of place but it could hold a stronger meaning or message that punches through.
I hope you can read the song from the image!!
The song is from the book, The Lord of The Rings The Two Towers
It is about the story of the Ents and the Entwives. In the movie, it is mentioned by Treebeard (if you don’t know who that is its the Ent of the above image) that the Ents simply “lost them” meaning the Ents simply lost the Entwives. In the book it is explained that once, long ago, the Ents and Entwives were together. However, they preferred to live in different areas of nature: the Ents preferred the woods of the mountains and the Entwives preferred the gardens away from the mountains.
In the first age of Middle Earth, Sauron burned and destroyed the land of which the Entwives dwelled at. Upon crossing the land of Anduin to visit the Entwives, the Ents found a desert in place of the gardens and the Entwives were lost. So they searched for them for many years. The searching of the Ents inspired the Elves to write a song that was translated into common tongue.
Just had to give the rough content of the story so that everyone can appreciate it better. Hope people would enjoy reading this song.
Anyway apart from sharing the Rhyme, I wish to be able to capture or reproduce that sense of wonder and fascination from the song in this project. I am more inclined on having a more story telling composition with more content but I am still open to more abstract representations on my take of this rhyme. But whatever it is, it would have to have the tragedy and romance of the story, and/or the fascination and wonder of the story telling.