optical illusion- • An image that is visually deceptive or misleading Heike Weber- permanent marker on acrylic floor; 2010
Op Art • Op Art – short for Optical Art. It was developed in the 1950’s and became popular in the ’60’s. The makers’ aim is to deceive the eye by means of geometric patterns in which color contributes to the optical illusion. • The artwork often looks as if it vibrates, flickers, or pulses with movement.
Victor Vasarely • 1908-1997 • A Hungarian-French artist who is most well-known creator of Op Art. One of his main objectives was the creation of an illusion of movement.
Bridget Riley • 1931 – • An English Op Art painter whose style developed in the 1960’s. • Her style: black and white works as well as geometric formsthat produce sensations of movement or color • Her works induced sensations in viewers such as sea sickness
Concentric – when objects share the same center, axis or origin with one inside the other • Ex. : centric circles
Spacing • Spacing - the distance between, around, above, below, or within things. • Close – lines/objects are spaced far apart • Far – lines/objects are spaced close together
Analogous • Analogous - Three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
Value - the lightness or darkness of a hue. It can be changed by adding white or black. • Value Scale – a scale which shows the lightness and darkness of a color. • Tint – a light value of a color; usually made by adding white. • Shade – a dark value of color; usually made by adding black. • Mid-tone – the medium tone. It’s usually the area of the sphere that’s in neither the direct light nor shadow.
Intensity – the brightness or dullness of a hue Pure hues – high intensity (red) Dull hues – low-intensity (brown)
Plan • Split your paper into ¼ths • Brainstorm 4 Op Art plans • Must combine @ least 2 Op Art Techniques for each design • Play with color – use shading and analogous colors for value and intensity
Homework • Concentric circles with grid (started in class • Draw a shoe (any type) with an Op Art design • Design a BMW car with an Op Art design • Free draw or turn one of the above into a 1 ½ hour drawing
Homework #1 – Art journalNew Year’s Goals • 2” border • Linear or grid technique - must show an illusion (close/far) • Analogous color blending • Write a paragraph (5 – 6 sentences) about your new year’s goal(s) answering the following questions. • What is/are your goals? • Why did you choose this/these goal(s)? • How are you going to go about achieving your goals?
Homework #2 - Op art watch • 1. trace a watch template • 2. design the watch using 2 techniques, one must be a linear perspective technique • 3. go over the lines with Sharpie Marker • 4. color at least ½ of the design with an analogous color set • 5. use good craftsmanship • 6. be creative and unique with your design
Homework #2 - Shoe • Be a shoe designer • Draw a shoe (sneakers, flats, sandles, high heels, etc . . . you choose) • Create an Op Art design on the shoe using one of the Op Art background techniques taught Thursday and Friday. • Shoe must be full page • Lines must be gone over with Sharpie. You may color in areas in a checkered pattern. • Use good craftsmanship and spend at least 45 minutes on the drawing. • Be creative and create a unique design
wallpapers-machine.blogspot.com Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 http://designrfix.com/inspiration/bmw-art-car-beautiful-designs-renowned-artists
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney http://designrfix.com/inspiration/bmw-art-car-beautiful-designs-renowned-artists
The BMW Art Car Project was introduced by the French racecar driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain, who wanted to invite an artist to create a canvas on an automobile. It was in 1975, when Poulain commissioned American artist and friend Alexander Calder to paint the first BMW Art Car. This first example would be a BMW 3.0 CSL which Poulain himself would race in the 1975 Le Mans endurance race. Since Calder's work of art, many other renowned artists throughout the world have created BMW Art Cars, including David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. To date, a total of 17 BMW Art Cars, based on both racing and regular production vehicles, have been created. The most recent artist to the join BMW Art Car program is Jeff Koons in 2010 with his M3 GT2, which competed in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans but did not finish.. Artists for the BMW Art Car Project are chosen by a panel of international judges. The purpose of the project has changed over time: "In the beginning the cars were raced. There wasn't much of a public relations effort around them... Since then, some of the Art Cars have been used in advertisements to show that BMW is a player in the arts. With the Eliason work, part of what we are doing is raising awareness of alternative and renewable energy sources." www.wikipedia.com