Assemblage

"Assemblage" is the 3-D version of "collage”. "Found object fragments," "discards," or "throwaways" (artist's work to look at: Schwitters, Cornell, Rauschenberg, Bearden, etc.).


These things are organized by their specific elements. The resulting groups are then arranged into compositions of art.


Extending to many cultures of people living in family, religious, work, and various other groups; We could be viewed as a complex living version of "assemblage”(Webster 1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected).


We have “found” each other by chance; either by blood, common goals, or a certain chemistry. These connections help to formulate new ideas, innovations, and even new generations. John Anderson

Monday, March 16, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Youth and the Social Impacts of Coronavirus

“On the plus side, platforms like “Squad” help youth connect in a positive way, and resourceful teens are using Instagram to “fake cast” each other in Broadways shows.”

https://www.crresearch.com/youthbeat/blog/youth-and-social-impacts-coronavirus

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

“We’re Under Attack From the President.” By Admiral William H. McRaven (ret.)(commander U.S. Navy Special Operation Command

“For everyone who ever served in uniform, in the intelligence community, for diplomats who voice the nation’s principles, first responders, tellers of truth and the millions of American citizens who were raised believing in American values — of all political persuasions, have seen the assaults on our institutions: on the intelligence and law enforcement community, the State Department and the press. They have seen our leaders stand beside despots and strongmen, preferring their government narrative to our own. They have seen us abandon our allies and have heard the shouts of betrayal from the battlefield.”
“We are the most powerful nation in the world because we try to be the good guys...because our ideals of universal freedom and equality have been backed up by our belief that we were champions of justice, the protectors of the less fortunate.” Admiral William H. McRaven (ret.)(commander U.S. Navy Special Operation Command). NYTs, Opinion Section, October, 18, 2019. “We’re Under Attack From the President.”

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“A Widening of the Lens” by Antwaun Sargent

“Her gaze is confident, a symbol of black motherhood, beauty and pride.”
“To convey black beauty is an act of justice,” says Tyler Mitchell.
“Tyler Mitchell is a part of a burgeoning new vanguard of young black photographers, including Daniel Obasi, Adrienne Raquel, Micaiah Carter, Nadine Ijewere, Renell Medrano and Dana Scruggs, working to widen the representation of black lives around the world [and] expand the view of blackness in all its diversity...
...they are challenging a culture that still relies on insidious stereotypes in its depictions of black life”...”exclusion of black works from mainstream fashion and galleries, artists are curating their own exhibitions, conceptualizing their own internet sites, and using their social media platforms, [receiving] comments on how their photographs powerfully mirror their own lives.”— black art as universal.” Antwaun Sargent

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/arts/design/black-vanguard-photography-antwaun-sargent.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share






Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lee Kasner: “A Solo Limelight” by Jason Farago

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/arts/lee-krasner-barbican-schirn-kunsthalle.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

“Lee Krasner was suspicious of paintings where telltale marks were like alternative autographs.” “She was proud not to have a single style. You had to figure out each painting on its own, she said, or you end up with something “rigid rather than being alive.”







Monday, June 3, 2019

Fine Arts Final Exam to Research 3 Artists Advanced Art Students John Anderson


VISUAL ARTS CLASSES Students Name______________________________   
                                                    Period_______
JOHN ANDERSON 
ROOM E264

  • Research three artists from the articles and magazines on the tables. This project will be worth 4 points and will require reading three articles and responding in writing to the questions below. This will take the entire extended period. No one can leave for any reason except to go to the bathroom. 

  • Your paper should compare and contrast issues relating your own art/life/jewelry experience with each of the artists.  Ask yourself the following questions and answer them:
1. List each Artist’s name, Article Title, Magazine Title__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

2. What materials have you used in your art and how does that differ with what the three artists
used?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Did the artists talk about an idea, theme or concept that their art was about?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

4. What life experiences were included by the artist, or did they talk about design instead?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

5. Are you interested in trying some of their ideas in a future art project of your own?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

6. What do you like most and least about each artist’s ideas?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

7. How would you do their art differently? Different media/materials, techniques, ideas?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

8. Can an article about architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, drawing or printmaking give you any ideas about jewelry and metalsmithing?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9. What does art mean to you and to your researched artists?___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10. How is the work of your artists different and similar from the work done in Architecture, Science, Marketing, Dentistry, or Journalism, etc. ?_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11. How has reading these three articles changed your opinion, view, or understanding of art?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________