Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art Article : Van Gogh painting discovered

September 23, 2013

Period 4

After reading this article, I was really interested in finding out what happens when people mistake

art for fakes, like with what happened to Van Goghs' in 1908. I researched about who is responsible for

 mistakes and forgeries like this, the buyers or the sellers? In my opinion I would not say it is anyones 

fault, how can one be so sure of whether something is real or fake. In the article I read, it talks about 

how accountability matters. Say you were looking to buy a pair of shoes from someone, you would 

want to know what kind of environment they've been in, how many times they've been worn, who was

 wearing them, and things like that. It's the same with art and other collectable things. 

It is also said that when looking to buy something that could be fake, always set up a time where 

you can inspect the item and make sure that it is what you want. Anything the seller says could be a lie, 

or a scam, you just have to be careful enough to check things out yourself and use your research and 

background information to see whether it’s a fake or not.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

What's The Point?

I decided to work with charcoal as my medium because I really like how easy it is to make highlights and shadows and how easy charcoal blends. Charcoal helped me make my drawing stand out more against the paper so it looked more life like, which is something I wanted. I mostly used shading and highlighting in this piece because I wanted the tusks to stand out a lot especially the broken tusk, which leads to the main reason I decided to do an elephant. When I first heard, "What's The Point," I immediately thought of things like polluting the environment and harming animals. So it was pretty easy to make it happen because firstly elephants are my favorite animals and secondly it was easy to show by having one of the elephants tusks broken, because elephants are very much so endangered by being hunted for their ivory tusks. Elephants can not survive when their tusks are completely removed.