Thursday, May 11, 2017

Eric Fischl’s Paintings of Trump’s America

Eric Fischl’s Paintings of Trump’s America definitely doesn't show Donald's good side for sure. Beside the fact that it is Donald Trump I think the artist did a really good job with the colors. I liked that he painted the painting right after the election, I had the same reaction with the election he was surprised and confused by the outcome.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Eric Fishcl - Late America

This work by Eric Fishcl is a rather controversial one. Many believe that the old man keeling over next to the young boy holding the flag is supposed to symbolize his passing of responsibilities to a younger generation, as he is to old to carry on. Others claim that because he is white the painting is meant to say that white people don't know what to do. Regardless of what you think, it's a nicely coated painting with a sort of simplicity to it that makes it special. Very interesting in my opinion.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eric Fishcl's Late America

Late America is a charged political piece in reaction to our newest election results. This piece has some very interesting concepts that I would like to recognize. First of all the use of dark colors and a ominous background adds to a possible feeling of almost an impending doom. Secondly the white man lying down is an unwritten message regarding the white man not having the answers.

Daddy's Gone, Girl

While I think all of Eric Fishcl's new paintings are really well portrayed. I like this one the most. It has a depressed feel to it when you look at the lady and see her alcohol next to her, but then seems happy at the same time because the dog is swimming and it's sunny out. I think this portrays America right now, well.
I think that this painting is disturbing in that it gives the feeling that our older generation has made a mess of things, being the old man on the ground, and now the responsibility has been passed to the next genertation, being the child, in order to survive.

Eric Fischl

I think Fischl's pieces are amazing. The pool setting and its metaphorically meaning mentioned is genius. I think that a lot of the paintings' messages can be open for interpretation. However, it is clear that the control is lost. I think that maybe it's showing the fall of the rich dominant white man in America. The son hovering over the father draped in the flag shows the future, unsure of what's so wrong with the world- what the father could be so upset about. Children see nothing wrong with politics and race in general for that matter which could be why a youth is represented as America, showing hope. The daughter being set with a drink in a black gown is obviously post-father's funeral. According to the meaning of his past daddy's girl paintings, maybe she is free of him and his possible abuse. Or, maybe, she is a product of her father's ideas on social rank based on money and race and therefore the death of her rich father is the changing of her world that she was taught to live in-it is too late for her.

Daddy’s Gone, Girl by Eric Fischl

Cute Dog

On a more serious note America does feel like its in a dark time and these images capture that feeling within the emotion of the people in the paintings while still being a vibrant, colorful sunny days.

 I actually really like these pieces of Art work. This one in particular stood out the most to me. I like the message that he is conveying that the white male does not have all the answers. I love that the child is standing over him. It shows that the upcoming youth is really the people that will have the most power. Children are the future.

Eric Fischl, Late America, 2016

These are some relatively interesting pieces, I was intrigued at the fact that he stated that these were non political whatsoever. The author made this clear by stating that “It’s about a pivotal moment in the U.S. when the white male figure no longer has the answers, when the future doesn’t seem to be inhabited by the old power structure," The future lies within our youth and the upcoming generations, which is why we need to educate and prepare them. 

Late America

This piece is interesting because it can be viewed as both America's political and economical state. It shows how the american Dream is harder to reach than one would first expect

Late America - Eric Fischl

I really find Fischl’s painting, “Late America” intriguing because this piece allows you to observe and interpret the scene - in either a political or economic stance, even though that was not the true intention of it. I think that for most people, it is hard to stray from the political aspect of the picture due to the presence of the American flag and the timing of the pictures release (which was right after the 2016 Presidential Election). I believe that this painting refers to the confusion, frustration and overall rollercoaster of an election. I think that the older person portrayed in the painting represents the loss of power and control that this country has recently experienced. I think the artist represented the young boy draped in the American flag as the new and inexperienced political/economic trends that this country is quickly shifting towards.

Late America

Late America created by Eric Fischl, makes me extremely uncomfortable.  I do not think that the artist captivated the point he was trying to address.  I do not understand the relevance nor do I like his reasoning’s behind the painting.   However, I do like the realistic features of the people featured and the bright, vivid colors used to create the painting.

Eric Fischl

Fischl used this painting as a way to get his frustration out over the election and I feel like this painting represents many things. The man may represent the Americans who were upset over the election results, and the boy represents the Americans who were happy with the outcome. This painting could also be looked at as the man being the older generation that currently run the country and the boy is the younger generation trying to regain their strength and country back.

Eric Fischl Blog

I felt that this picture was political even though Eric Fischl may not have planned for it to be. It is unclear whether the man in the picture is Donald Trump or it may even be the average American who is paralyzed from the election's results. I do think the picture has some humor with a white bottom and red burnt legs. This picture has brought some frustration but setting aside the meaning of the art, I think his work is amazing and very realistic. I think that is interesting that a man is the constant figure in most of his paintings.

Eric Fischl

I personally like this painting and to me it represents the economic instability in the United States today. The man represents that the older generation is helpless and essentially given up, while the little kid or newer generation still has pride in our country but is oblivious to our political and economic volatility.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Daddy's Gone, Girl

From looking at this picture, I can feel the emotion from the woman being sad to the dog swimming in the pool.  The woman is sitting on the edge of her pool mourning the loss of her father, which is why she is upset.  The dog can sense the woman's sadness and is swimming over to cheer her up.  The picture shows that despite the surrondings and appearance of the woman, it is not enough to help make her feel better.  I feel the title accurately describes the painting despite the Girl part because the woman lost her father and seems to be still grieving him.  I think the picture is interesting that tells a story from the painting to the title.

Eric Fischl's: Daddy's Gone (Literally)

I am a big fan of these paintings and the idea but I'm afraid I don't fully understand where he was going with it. I do get the concept of white male not having the solution anymore. I believe that the topic is rather political to say the least but he said it was not. With this particular piece, the daddy figure is not in the painting like all his other pieces. However, the title suggest that there is still a daddy issue going on. Furthermore, the title, "Daddy's Gone" takes on a literal meaning when brings a whole different perspective to the painting. without the title, the piece would be subjected to open perspective on what it is about. However, the Daddy's Gone title makes the audience understand why the girl seems to be sitting in grief.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fearless Girl

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This is a very interesting and controversial work of art. Originally, it was just a bull standing there, appearing to charge down wall street. The charging bull, which represents the sort of free market economy we have here in the U.S. – is in my opinion the perfect work of art to go on wall street. However, later on (very recently) the little girl statue was added on to appear standing in front of the charging bull. This piece if meant to represent a fearless girl, which is meant to empower the modern feminist movement. Overall, I like both pieces but I think the fearless girl is simply out of place, also I think that it’s disrespectful to the other artists works (the bull), since it wasn’t his intention to have the girl there – and as a result changes the whole meaning of the art.

Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Memorial Chapel

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I picked the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Memorial Chapel because I like the idea of having LED lights in a chapel. The unique blend of both warm and cool colors creates a very fascinating scene. It gives off good vibes and I really like how it draws attention to the room as a whole – creating an all inclusive atmosphere in the room. Overall, this is one of my favorite things we have looked at so far this year.

Wassily Kandinsky - abstract art

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Wassily Kandinsky, often referred to as the “father of abstract art”, produced some very unique paintings in the field of abstract art. His works are thought provoking, and even looking at some of his works just makes you wonder how in the world he was inspired to create such a thing. It would be very interesting to learn where some of influences come from. Wassily Kandinsky remains the most well known artist of the abstract movement.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Final Slides

fearless Girl

This is a very interesting piece. I personally enjoyed it because i'm intrigued by provocative statements in art and the impact that they have on others. Placement is everything in this particular work. The artist was clearly trying to convey a specific message to a certain group of people. I feel that it is a powerful message about workplace equality and comparable rights.

Fearless Girl

I love this statue, in fact, I like them both and exactly it's location. The fearless girl statue should stay up forever and people who take offense to it, don't need to go visit it, it's really that simple. Imagine the statue were a little boy, there would be nothing but good things said about it. Things like, the boy is so brave and strong or he's a protector. Why can't this little girl be brave and strong AND a protector without it getting negative feedback from the public. For whatever reason it was put there, people should disregard that and just appreciate the beauty of a little girl standing up for herself.

Fearless Girls translates into Equality

I personally think this should be a permanent figure on wall street because awareness needs to be brought to Gender Inequality and Women Empowerment everyday not just International Women's Day. I love the idea of using a young girl because this shows the upcoming women that they can be just as equal to men, while we may be little in society, our goals and ambitions must reflect our future as strong women.

I think it was important how they did not want to include the aspect of gender inequality, rather this was about women empowerment, the VP of Staet Global Advisor stated that it was not meant to be anything confrontational, rather it was there to represent a woman's place in society and that she can face anything.

The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York

I believe the sculpture of the Fearless Girl should stay in place and should not be taken down. I think that that piece challenges a male dominated field and that it is very positive. This sculpture is a great addition to the bull. Change is good and needed and people need to learn to get used to it.  I am glad that it stayed up  for longer than one week and i hope it stays there for good. This is an inspiring piece and I think its great it has started up so much conversation 

Fearless Girl

The Fearless Girl statue has caused many people to become divided over its purpose and wether it should remain there or not. I believe the the purpose wasn’t meant to be taken away from the bull’s meaning, but to add to it. I think it’s saying that all women should be equal to men in the workforce and it shows the goals of growing women. I don’t agree with the creator of the bull saying that the girl is attacking it because it’s not its showing how women can stand up for themselves and what they believe in. I think the Fearless girl is inspiring and should stay where it is and not be taken down. 

"Fearless Gir" by Arturo Di Modica

          I personally really like the idea of adapting a piece of art that been sitting there for ages, for a time. The reason why this artist is and most certainly should be mad is because its not a completely different thing then he envisioned and creating with blood sweat and many hours of hard work. The bull alone is an interesting symbol but honestly its been used as a sort of way to push peoples political agendas. People from both sides of the political spectrum are throwing around huge remarks about who is in the right what this piece means. I do love that a piece of art cant invoke such strong feeling on people but in the end everyone needs to just relax. Alone this piece would be great and people have the right to waste their time arguing about frivolous things but in the end you don't have the right to change someones else work without their permission .

Fearless Girl

I do not think that the fearless girl should be seen as a controversial issue, not only is it innocent and just representing a good cause for the rights of women, but the fact that some people are so appalled by it shows the real issue and why the statue is there in the first place. I think the statue is empowering to both women and young girls and that it should stay on Wall Street.
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The statue of the fearless girl has had much controversy about the image wall street holds with male domination. Personally I think the statue does challenge just that, and the fact that it causes another piece of art to look bad is ridiculous and wrong. It should not matter if you are male or female, if you have the skills to be part of the elite you will be. The fact that someone needs to pull a handicap card of gender discrimination is ridiculous.

Fearless girl

Fearless girl is a sculpture dropped in New York city back in March. I feel this scultupure is a symbol of the American dream, the fearless person taking on the challenges of the Big Apple, and looking at all the oppurnitys he or she has in this large city and country altogether

"Fearless Girl"

I personally like the new statue they have put up in the financial district. Not only does it having a meaning behind it but also a sense of empowerment for women in the financial world. New York is the epicenter of finance and is setting the agenda for everyone else, to raise involvement of women in the finance industry and corporations.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fearless Girl

The fact that people are taking offense to this statute is pitiful. The statute placement and meaning from my point of view is absolutely perfect. Here stands this young GIRL standing fearless in front of a giant intimidating bull who will easily trample her, but this doesn't stop the little girl for standing up and trying. Wall Street is the perfect location because this area of the city is know as a Financial District area and majority of the workers there are blue collar men, but this girl is the opposite of that impression. My hope is that this inspires more woman to act like this little girl to be fearless and not afraid to take a stand. 

Fearless Girl

The statue "Fearless Girl" on Wall Street has caused a lot of controversy because everyone has different opinions about the significance and actual meaning of the statue itself.  Most of the opinions about "Fearless Girl" are about feminism.  Some believe the statue promotes "fake corporate feminism" because people believe it is not really about promoting gender equality but is more of a publicity stunt.  One of the other big controversies is that it stands in front of the bull leading to a couple of theories.  One of them was that she was attacking the bull and another was that the bull was suppose to symbolize the booming economy.  But some assume it is protesting gender diversity in the finance world, the power of women, and more.  I can see why people believe this sculpture can come across as a big deal, however I think these issues are being exaggerated.  I do not know what the actual meaning or representation of it is, but I believe it depends on how we all perceive it individually.

Fearless Girl

I personally do not feel a need for Wall Street’s “Fearless Girl”.  I truly believe it represents feminism and divides our country even more than it already is.  My opinion aside, I do like the attention to detail the artist used to create the statue.   I like how vivid the facial features and how perfectly proportional it is.