I am inspired by Rodchanko's use of light and angles. The lighting in the first picture has such a big effect on the picture. It adds lines to create visual interest. Combined with the unusual angle, the picture has a mysterious quality to it. The next two pictures don't play around with light as much but they certainly use different angles. I like the middle picture because of the various shapes that are formed. It creates an interesting composition. The bottom picture also has a nice use of shapes but I don't think the angle does as much for the picture as the other ones. It look kind of unnatural.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Alexander Rodchenko [Historical Artist]
Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) was a Russian artist who helped found contructivism. This is a movement that started in Russia in 1919 and pushed the idea of art having a social agenda. Rodchenko worked in many mediums including painting, graphic design and photography. In order to make a statement with his art, Rodchenko his subjects from all different angles to surprise the viewer.