Monday, April 29, 2013

Wake Up Call

I especially liked this painting of Cezanne's because I was amazed with the way he reflected objects off the water.  As I look at this image, I feel as though I am transported to somewhere in the Mediterranean.  The use of yellows depicts light, which gives the painting an overall sense of serenity and hope. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Blue Morning Glories

I chose Blue Morning Glories by Georgia O'Keeffe because I love how she used the purple and yellow colors to contrast each other. I also love the dimensions of the painting, how one of the flowers is in the background and the other is a close up. I also chose this painting because I really love all of the reflections and shadows.

Landscape with saint john on patmos- Nicholas Poussin

Nicholas Poussin
Landscape with saint john on Patmos
Oil on Canvas

I chose this painting for vairous reasons but mainly the landscape. I really like the way the cyprus trees were painted by pussin, along with the temples and rolling hills of what seems to be somwhere in the mediterrainian such as greece. I love the way the shadows reflect off the clouds as well. Saint john seems to be quite relaxed in this painting, giving the painting over all a very relaxed aura.

Tetris by : Alexey Pajitnov

Alexey Pajitnov. Tetris. 1984
I chose Tetris by Alexey Pajitnov because Tetris is one of my favorite games. Pajitnov is the creator of this game and it became one of the most famous, starting in Russia before making its way over to America. I found this piece of art on the MoMA website. If I had not found it on that website I would have probably not considered it to be art and I think that is why I find it so interesting. It was made in 1984. It is a video game software.

Gardanne by Cezanne

This is Gardanne by Cezanne painted in 1885 to 1886. There are three other paintings that Cezanne did of this same place, which I found to be interesting. The cream colors with the warm green and pale blue are very inviting. This picture is appealing to the eye. The structure are at all different levels and cluttered but it still looks nice. I also found it interesting that this was done mostly in the autumn because it looks lively as spring would. 

The False Mirror

The False Mirror was completed by Rene Magritte in 1928. It was done using oil on canvas. Magritte completed this piece in Paris, France. Rene Magritte is a surrealists painter, and like all surrealists, he considers his work to be the product of his unconscious mind. Sometimes called "magical realism," this piece invokes the characteristics of surrealism by relating unrelated objects. I liked this particular piece because it is a great representation of the old saying, "the eyes are the window to the soul."

The Music Lesson

 The Music Lesson painted by Henri Matisse. Oil on Canvas. I really enjoyed this painting because of the colors. They are so bright and vibrant. Also I liked the title of the painting as well, I like playing music. I know how to play piano. This painting reminds me of a movie scene. I just really enjoyed how Matisse came up with this idea.

Evil Dead 2

This is Evil Dead 2 by Fiona Rae Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 1998. I chose this one because it looks weird. Not sure if I like it or dislike it. It reminds me of dizziness. Looking at it for a long time makes my eyes hurt but also want to keep looking at the pretty colors.

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

The kiss by Gustav Klimt is an oil on canvas painting doing in 1907-1908. The painting is of a couple with their bodies intertwined wrapped in an elaborate robe. I really love the use of colors and texture in thus painting. I think its amazing how he uses so much yellow but breaks up each part of the painting with different patterns within the yellow. I think this is a very heart warming romantic picture and i really liked it for that reason as well as the colors and patterns.

ram's head white hollyhock and little hills, georgia o'keeffe

I really love this piece of art work by georgia o'keefe, called  "Ram's head white hollyhock and little hills".  Its absolutely beautiful.  Never would have i thought that i would say a skull is beautiful with just a little white and yellow flower added to it. It is a painting on oil and canvas in 1935.


This piece, The Burning Giraffe, is a 1937 piece by Salvador Dali. The eponymous giraffe, however, is in the background, far to the bottom left and far from the painting's main character. The surrealism is clear, and there are clear religious overtones. The figure is propped up, elegantly posed but clearly dependent. This is a particularly unique piece for its assumed lack of surrealism--compared to, say, The Persistance of Memory.


 I chose the artwork Composition by artist Hans Hofmann.  It was painted in 1942.  The medium is oil on board.  The size is 35 ½ by 41 ½ inches.  This piece is not kept in a museum, instead it is part of a private collection.  What attracted me to this piece is the fact that it is so colorful.  I really like the turquoise color in the painting and the way all of the colors work together.  I also like that this painting uses both straight and curved lines.

Salome and the Head of John the Baptist

This is Salome with the Head of John the Baptist done in 1893 by Aubrey Beardsley it is India and Watercolor.  I like the facial expressions on the characters in this piece you can see in Salome's face that she is supposed to be portrayed in a bad way, and you can really see the lack of life in the head of John the Baptist.  I also found it interesting when looking up this piece I found another of a similar name painted in a completely different way.

Arrangement According to the Laws of Chance by Jean Arp

This is Arrangement According to the Laws of Chance by Jean Arp. It is a collage consisting of torn pieces of paper pasted onto a larger piece of paper and is 19 1/8 x 13 5/8. I originally don't care for simple designs but, I do like this design. The arrangement of the smaller pieces of paper reminds me of cobble stones. It makes me miss home where there are a lot of cobble stone sidewalks. I also really like the name of this piece. I can see where it comes from. All of the smaller pieces of paper are similar but, slightly different. They are all the same general shape but, different sizes and color.This could represent gradual changes in a persons life whether they are physical or emotional.

Fort Peck Dam, Montana

Margaret Bourke-White. Fort Peck Dam, Montana, Cover of the first Life Magazine. 1936. This photograph by Margaret Bourke- White is a dramatic yet simple design. I like the photo because it is smile but it still say so much. It shows the power of modern technology and you can see how vast it is by the men at the bottom of the photo.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Living Still Life

Living Still Life is an oil on canvas painted by Salvidor Dali in 1956. I chose this piece because I found it interesting that while the picture can be termed a still life, Dalí incorporates irony by making it evident that nothing in the image is actually still. Even the knife on the table, for example, although not seemingly moving at all is interpreted by the human brain to be in motion. The mind infers that no everyday object can simply hover in the air and that gravity must be pulling down on it; therefore, the knife must be in a falling motion.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sound Poem

just some crazy dada know

nitch finitch la clitch
do ditch da pinic la flitch
bo da fal tal sme na
nesh na cray tatu fa

le mashne fashe la crashe
dosnei tosei crotche
beini eni en jenni
jenni eni benenni

atah blae mal fenal
oooo de balda da cal
weneni tel fini a gini
lomono crono u domo

Sound Poem

Ome pir oly lat
mak orrrre wa han ope gat
nd hin ore wa ilde han foooo
errr fa leck ith oma roooo
Do we da da
Ren la Lao
Pay da ren
If pa la do

I really hope my neighbors don't hear me.

Neh soom nor ma
Neh sen dur ma
Cri a tua
So la
Mi a lou
Cre a ta, cre a taa
A sun dor
ma por si a  la ti  doh a
En tri
A se cu ma,
Pa cu ma,
An so du dna
Ah n tee
Ah n tee
Ahn tee mo

Sound Poem

arr ou art ith e
m nev thou whe
oum dea an atev on
ly eis ur ing dar
fer nof fou amy fa mwee int
norl fob tif yor mord mru
iu ar haver amon halay ma
anhav asuw awin iyo

Sound Poem

nar des lich
apf oor cro
thall ar bleig
bing gnar bop
staw yip greel
marv ol zile
charp wel sod
bod a tec
pic cious lod
mard il wex
pul dre kep
ful oy lich


s eff-un s sell- br -ting  ths ears n
m wry-ting ths sto-id poo mm ins- ed
ah r -le shh –od ust b ah Ta  arr
ah hoe- pah ma wry-ting es uh-pah ooo pah 


Do do le la la
Fe fa ah ha ha
Ma ma mo ss
Oo oo pa la la

Sound Poem

Mmmm aaaa ki paaa
Ka pri ma daa dum daa zitu
Paaa fi mmaaa
Ri ka mi pro baa bum baa pri fu
Mmm aaa ti paaa
Ta pa fri mo ki ca faa fum faa nifu
Daa dum baa bum faa fum zi pow

Sound Poem

Ce re wa a un
Bri an wa an ond refu
Ining ith al te voue vi zin i art
Ow re o mo un
Inter as ill e rething
Ven ough ts ark ecember
Ore ver le emember un

Sound Poem

Nou nou ou ou ee
don per ah se ka ta
kon pa tah sek sou
bung de so la tee

shi shi con par tee
la la son ra ton ma
ka ka on de ba la
ha ha con par la ta

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sound Poem

ook a is uff
is n i nea?
ouldt yo ink y lectio plete?
uldnt yo ink I he irl
he irl o as ry hin?
ook a is ove
su res ut ol
ow a ny der an on vern hol?
ook in oun he u ink
ur, he ot ry tin
ve ot ga get nd giz mo sa enty
ve ot ho is nd ha is ga lo
ou nt hin a mab obs?
ve ot enty!
ut ho ars?
o ig eal
I wa mo!

Sound Poem

catd fros thasm
bab maki
usp tan kefs
had mros dhasm
tat loki
ksp pan rief
hatd bros usam
asp gan mief
Zatd rros phasm
casp casp hiep

sound poem

wo ro ads di ve ged ni a wo wo do,
Ad soy I co ni tra
da be ne tra ve, lo nig stoo
loo ked do ne a fa a I co uld
To re i be  un er gro;

he too e ot, s ju fa ir,
ha vi er aps te be tt er cla im
Be ca ti ssy ad wa ar,
Tho a o tha et ssi th re
Ha wo ri  ra ly bo sa em,

nd bo tih mo ni qua
le ve no se ad tro de bla.
Oh, ma ke he fi ro ah er da!
Ye kno wi ow ay le o wa
do ut ed  sho ul ev e om ba.
sha eb te ni hi a si gi
So me he re ags nd ags nec:
wo ras di vr ged wo od, ad I,
to ook te ne sse ta vled ye,
Ad tat sah ma de al di fe re ce. 
Ro ber t Fro st

sound poem

E, cus, ed, o, ra
ex, om, ight
li, lied, n, hell, f, ess
til, ove, I, gh, oly, tem
d, mes, to, o, si
o, er, te, to, li

Ove, riv
n, ts, ain, me, tas, es
mem, f, ple,
ent, Tor, f, ain
et, e, re, ld
ve, rik, ay, he, ea
om, ou, so, s

Sound Poem

Os Tan Ay Ake Tic

Re Ett Wa Ore Ush 

Ive Aug Ama Utra Dit 

Ven Ush Chu Ob Id 

Gin Sel Sul Ret Te

Response to Guernica

Response to Guernica

Cend the ery sears a
Peo ple'. Bir and Eths
They strug with lulls of
Sang and Guine deaths.

Ime with fee and not a tee
Is lud with ef and not a bee.

Yields of tone and oic
Ders life to melt ead.
Ead as short serving Des
Pump life when life bre' death.

Ime with fee and not a tee
Is lud with ef and not a bee.

Sound Poem

Ho el mu

ka da pi

la te per

ok ac ta

me lo he

ma sal tu

bo loc ill

di au ca

so re cha

Sound Poem

P ca te mu.
Wha te ha ka
Bo ir te.
Ey da ca buh wha ma
Te se

Eh so li wha ly ma
tha thi tha li dep ide.
Te sul sa wa shi 
na ma wha te sen sa.

Te su li meh tha cha lor da mon ti me
fo whe da re boh ta whe da di.
Mah sul sa yew ta din 
ca se Ido ha poy ide.

Sound Poem

ish ell woy fren rom
Tich Zelt Poy Krent Quon

yen lin ah oor sul
Jex Gid Zaht Poor Bul

hil fel lun rish wen
Vil Tel Jun Zich Pent

Sound Poem

Dun e Zo

By: Gabrielle Fanizzi

Wei ell ide
Er ans tical
Me non myde
Da cer lickal
Cess ture ving
Ugh nou ard
Tain wite hing
Ami hink dard
Gar lar payt
Gar lar tain
Gar lar payt
Gar lar tain
I et dun e zo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Wheel

(Duchamp) 1913. After fastening the bicycle wheel onto a kitchen stool, Duchamp claimed that he loved to just spin the wheel and watch it. Though I understand the concept of Dada, the art itself is still difficult to uphold as "Art" in my mind. I would probably be mesmerized by this one, but I don't think its worth as much as it probably is.


I chose this sculpture because I especially did not understand it.  There are measurements and bobbins stuck to the wooden head.  It also looks like there are tamborines on the right side, and a grenade on the left? I'm not sure what the overall message is.

dada and fashion

This is a piece by Marcel Duchamp. I chose this because I like how he composed the work. He has a bunch of different phrases, words and symbols that are easily identifiable. I like how you see a singer and phrases that seem like they could be song lyrics or are just randomly selected. This piece seems more modern and recent even though its during the dadaist work time period.

The Art Critic by Raoul Hausmann

Hausmann actually gave up painting in 1923 and became more interested in various experimental photographic procedures. In The Art Critic the orange brick background is probably from one of Hausmann's phonetic poem posters intended to be stuck on walls all over Berlin. The figure over giant head and pen is stamped Portrait constructed of George Grosz 1920, and is probably a magazine photograph of Hausmann's colleague, Grosz.

The Convict by George Grosz

This painting is called The Convict and was made by George Grosz in 1920. It is watercolor, ink, pencil and cut-and-pasted paper on paper. I chose this painting because after reading about it I found it to be very interesting. It is actually a duel portrait of George Grosz himself and his good friend John Heartfield after being drafted into the military. The picture of the building in the background is a cut out piece from a post card that was posted onto his painting to resemble a window. I liked how he made the mans face green as opposed to a normal skin tone. When I first looked at this painting the man resembled the cartoon Shrek to me.

Self Portrait in Profile by Duchamp

This is Self Portrait in Profile by Marcel Duchamp. This is a screenprint done in 1959 and can be seen in the MoMA collection. This intrigued me at first because it looks like a random cut out of a piece of paper if you just glance at it. Then you come to realize it is the profile of a person. Duchamp considered this the profile of a person but also a portrait.