Saturday, February 6, 2016

Futurism

I genuinely enjoyed the futuristic art genre. Especially the piece that I presented about. Maybe it's because I love dogs but the focus on the dachshund and its movement is interesting to me. I like how this is one of the first pieces to depict movement within the painting like photography. Balla was bold in his depiction of this piece because most people at that time would not be willing to risk painting in such a unique and new way.

2 comments:

madison kahn said...

I really like Modernism. I think it's cool because it's something you can't get with a photograph. I'm not saying that a lot of the old art wasn't extremely good and takes a lot of talent, but a lot of it (if we look at it today) seems as if it could've come out of a magazine, so it's cool to see things that need interpretation. I think we see reality enough in the real world, and it's relieving to be able to see things otherwise.

Madison Cummings said...

I definitely enjoy that modernism allows the viewer to interpret the paintings' meanings for themselves. It makes the paintings more interesting if you have to try and decipher it. The painting "Nude Descending a Staircase no. 2" really appealed to me, and it was interesting to try and find the woman's body and follow her motions. Modernism also allows the audience to feel more emotion when looking at a painting, which I think is an important characteristic for art to have.