^DistortedSmile, `ScENeYmE and the rest of the #communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY, a series of articles about the entire History of Art.
The articles have been written by various Community Volunteers, Senior Members, Groups and the Community itself.
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(If you notice that an area of Art is not represented and YOU would like to get involved then please note myself or `ScENeYmE ASAP and we will get you sorted)
The History of Art - Vector GraphicsThe earliest 2D computer graphics were all vector graphics.
One of the first uses of vector graphic displays was the US SAGE air defence system. Vector graphics systems were only retired from U.S. en route air traffic control in 1999, and are likely still in use in military and specialised systems. Vector graphics were also used on the TX-2 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory by computer graphics pioneer Ivan Sutherland to run his program Sketchpad in 1963.
Subsequent vector graphics systems, most of which iterated through dynamically modifiable stored lists of drawing instructions, include Digital's GT40. There was a home gaming system that used vector graphics called Vectrex as well as various arcade games like Asteroids and Space Wars. Storage scope displays, such as the Tektronix 4014, could display vector images but not modify them without first erasing the display.
Modern vector graphics displays can sometimes be found at laser light shows, where two fast-moving X-Y mirrors position th
ART HISTORY: OVERVIEW OF CANADIAN ART AND ARTISTSThis is the first of four articles I will be writing for ^DistortedSmile's Art History Project. If the topic of Canadian art does not interest you, there are many more articles being released all over dA that will cover a variety of art subjects. Click the link provided above to see a schedule of when these articles are being released!
This article seeks to introduce you to a variety of works of art and several artists that you may not have realized are Canadian and recommend a few samples from various mediums. I wanted to start with this article because, while all of this is common knowledge to me, there are many people out there, even Canadians, who may not realize some of their favorite works originated in Canada. If you don't understand the significance of some of the works below in terms of their Canadian context, fret not. A later article will explore how the history of Canada plays an important role in underst
ART HISTORY: CANADIAN ART IN CONTEXTCANADIAN ART HISTORY:
Article I: Overview of Canadian Art and Artists
Article II: Canadian Art in Context
Article III: TBA
Article IV: TBA
Historical Context of Canadian Art Themes
As with all civilizations, knowing the history of a country or region will greatly affect one's understanding of its cultural development. Canadian art is no exception. The history of Canada, and the nature of the country's development, has had a major impact on its art over the centuries.
Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of landmass and has borders that span from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic.1 While the land was inhabited already by Native Americans before British and French colinization, Canada is usually referred to beginning with the much smaller colonies of Upp
Art History - Roman SculptureAs part of the Art History project being hosted by #communityrelations and being built by various members of the community, I am here to give you a brief introdcution to Ancient Roman Sculpture.
Sculpture in Ancient Rome was often made out of clay, bronze, marble or granite. There are some records of gold and silver figurines. Most metal sculptures and figurines did not survive into the modern day as they were metled down to be used for other things, but a few bronze statues have survived. Some of the marble and granite was also re-used, but more of them have survived.
Sculptures were typically created in a religious context in the Ancient Roman world as religion was very hard to seperate from everyday functions, unlike Western society today. Mythological themes, often replicated from Greek sculptures were the most commonly seen. This is because many sculptures were dedicated to to the gods as thanks, given as votive offerrings
Art History - Renaissance: MannerismAs part of the Art History project being hosted by #communityrelations and being built by various members of the community, I am here to give you a brief introdcution to Renaissance Painting, with a focus on the Mannerist style.
Mannerism was a style during the high Renaissance (the 1500s) in Italy. In chronological order, Classical Renaissance preceeded it and the Baroque Period followed in Italy (see ~Supaslim from December 16th-18th for Baroque Art). But mannerism stayed popular outside of Italy, in much of Northern Europe until the 17th century. The markers of the Mannerist style are very long proportions, lack of obvious persepctive, odd or unlikely settings and very stylized poses and expressions. Michelangelo's styled was considered to be Early Mannerist and later Mannersit artists sought to immitate his style.
Mannerism, in content, focused mainly on the popular religious and mythological themes of the 16th century.
Roman sculpture && Renaissance
Art History: Animation History Day 1/2By Morgan!
Part 1||Part 2
Over the next two days, I will highlight the main elements in the history of the moving art form that is animation. To animate means to bring to life, and the past hundred or so years have proven that art has come to life in one of the most complex and dedicated art forms around.
I will use timelines, professional terminology and descriptions to give a very brief rundown of the history up until present day.
Bearing in mind, although animation is one of the newer forms of art, there is an extensive, exhaustive history on it, and I suggest further reading if you so wish! (Further reading will be applied on Day 2).
All images are from Wikipedia or Corbis unless otherwise stated.
Day 1 Introduction to the common methods of animation and pre-1900s Animation
Day 2 1930s; The Golden Ages of Animation and brief rundown of the Digital Takeover (1930s-Present); Epilogue.
Animation a seq
Art History: Animation History Day 2/2Continued from Art history: Animation History Day 1/2
(If you thought that was long...then this might be a shocker!)
Part 1||Part 2
UK, 1899-1904 Matches: An Appeal
Being quite a pioneer for the future of animation, an animation named Matches: An Appeal was photographed by Arthur Melbourne-Cooper in St. Albans. It was one of the earliest 'applied animations' (animation considered to have a purpose other than entertainment, such as for charity or information) as it asked people to send money to British troops in the Boer War.
Cooper is also acknowledged as the inventor of the CU, or Close-up shot!
UK/USA, 1900-06 James Stewart Blackton
Considered the first drawn animation, Blackton created drawings and modified them whilst filming them, to produce such animations as The Enchanted Drawing (1900) and Humo
Hellenistic GreeceAlexander the Great died in 323 BC. After, the Hellenistic age was born.
The hellenistic period dates from 323 BC to 146 BC. It took cues from history and , but also innovated in it's own right.
Architecturally, the Pergamon in Greece is a classic example of the hellenistic style. You may not see from the image, but the friezes illustrate a poem which was made for the court.
Sculpturally, hellenistic art followed the style of being pleasurable from all angles, instead of only one. It also shows vulnerability within people, specifically showcased in The Galatian Suicide.
The Laocoon Group
The Galatian suicide
Painting wise, hellenistic art followed more realistic styling, such as the Alexander Mosaic