Words: Dada, Speak, Camera, News, Phone, Personal
This poster uses the photo-montage collage style of Dada artists like Hannah Hoch and John Heartfield. It uses random cutouts from photographs placed in a nonsensical and chaotic way. Using these random fragmented photos to create a narrative the talks of society’s invasion of personal life through screens. Inspired by Hannah Hoch, Cut with a Kitchen Knife Dada through the last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany, 1919-20.
Eskilson, Stephan F. “Sachplakat, The First World War, and Dada.” Graphic Design: A New History, Second ed., Yale University Press, 2007, pp. 133–139.
(Larmes) Glass Tears, Man Ray, 1932. Paris, France. Dadaism. Gelatin Silver Print.
Representation, synthetic, dramatic, conceptual, emotive, cinematic.
Man ray uses an image of a woman who looks very 90’s cinematic which was published after which is said to be the break up of Man ray and his lover, Lee Miller. The woman in the image is showing a lot different emotions from the placement of the ‘glass tears,’ the upward glance of the woman and the makeup.
For French Art Nouveau I chose the poster from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue. I find that this poster represents the 6 words that I chose the best. I find in it a modern lifestyle that was expressed in this movement. There is a lot of liberty by representing a night life and by the movements in the dancing. It represents a nigh lifestyle and culture.
Words: Revolutionary, Abstract, Agitprop, Construction, Industrial, Geometric
This design inspired by Russian Constructivist propaganda posters. It utilizes geometric abstraction of a fist to portray the Russian communist campaign to spread their political ideology, also known as agitprop. Objects in the design do not represent the world but the fundamental materials of the society’s advancement in the technological-industrial revolution.
Bold, contrasting colours represent power and authority, as well as the rebellious character of the Constructivism movement. The text mirrors the illustration of the fist, constructed of geometric shapes.
Eskilson, Stephen. Graphic Design: A New History. Yale University Press, 2012. pp. 195
The Art Story Modern Art Insight. The Art Story Foundation & The computer Studio, 2019, theartstory.org/movement-constructivism.htm. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.
Wide Walls. ‘Russian Constructivism – The True Vanguard Movement’, 2018, widewalls.ch/russian-constructivism. Accessed 14 Feb. 2019.
Words: Abstract, Geometric, Pure, Simplistic, Equilibrium, Harmony
This piece uses primary colours and geometric shapes that work together to form a harmonious work inspired by the Dutch art movement; De Stijl.
Piet Mondrian, Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red, 1937-42
Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “De Stijl.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 8 May 2014, www.britannica.com/topic/De-Stijl-art.
“De Stijl Movement Overview.” The Art Story, www.theartstory.org/movement-de-stijl.htm.
Flask, Dominic. “De Stijl.” Joseph Albers : Design Is History, www.designishistory.com/1920/de-stijl/.