In our endeavor to study art from prehistory all the way to today's creations, my art history class took a trip to see the 21st century wing of the VMFA. We looked for comparisons, as well as areas of growth and development that we could distinguish from the art pieces we had seen up to that point.
As I sit here at a swim meet, I thought I'd look a little into art that incorporates water and uses water to enhance its message.
James deClaire Taylor builds underwater sculpture that allows for interaction with the local ecosystem, while not contaminating the environment. The ephemeral quality of his art draws people to it, and they can also be witness to the magical relationship between the natural and the artificial.
Throwback to the D.C. field trip!
With my recent venturing into the world of intaglio prints, I kept thinking back to the inside look we got of the Prints and Drawings wing of the National Gallery back in December. I took several photos of the prints kept in the back room, and I thought I'd do a little rundown of what I found to be beautiful, informative, and valuable when I made my own etching.
In addition, I took some inspiration from my main man Goya, whose etchings simply amaze me.