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Survey 10 Spread

This week we were tasked with working in teams to create our spreads, I was with Taylor and we did a science spread about the splitting of the atom and the identification of white dwarf stars. For this spread we… Continue Reading →

Women in Art: Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker was a  German artist who only lived for 31 years from 1876–1907. She died three weeks after giving birth. She is known as the first woman to paint a naked self-portrait, where it is suspected she may have been… Continue Reading →

Contemporary and Post Modernism: Joaquin Sorolla

I chose to research Joaquin Sorolla after seeing Celia’s pechakucha about him; his work is absolutely beautiful and as someone who is obsessed with beautiful natural sunlight and the way it interacts with the world his work is perfect. Joaquin… Continue Reading →

Abstract Expressionism and Pop-Art: Ben Shahn

      Ben Shahn was born in Lithuania and lived from 1898 – 1969. He and his family immigrated to New York when he was only six years old. As a child he read and copied out many passages of… Continue Reading →

Survey #8 Spread: Out of This World Discoveries 1915-1925

For my spread I was tasked with a science spread. My group decided to research the developments in space at the time, focusing on three scientists: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Edwin Hubble and Karl Schwarzschild. Since the concepts covered in the research… Continue Reading →

Survey #10: A Not So Bomb Discovery… Or Was It?

Lecture Recap: This week we talked about design from the years 1930-1945. We talked about The Farm Security Administration in the States, and how it was a rough time in America. We also looked at how design was used in… Continue Reading →

Revised Argument Essay

Annika McFarlane Professor Brook Houglum English 100 18 October 2018 Around the world, people live in low-income communities, in and around urban centres, often referred to as slums. In Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava’s article “This Is Not a Slum”… Continue Reading →

Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism: Max Ernst

Max Ernst was a German Surrealist painter who lived from 1891-1976. He started out studying philosophy but ended up changing his plans. He developed an interest in psychology and also the mentally ill, and we can see how these interests… Continue Reading →

Survey #9: Party Hardy in the Haus (the Bauhaus)

Lecture Recap: Today we talked about design between 1925-1930, particularly the Bauhaus and their effect on design. They are responsible for approaching design and art differently, combining both worlds to create makers who embodied both. They created a ton of… Continue Reading →

Survey #8: Welcome to the Jam… (Space Jam)

Lecture Recap: Today we talked about art and design between 1915 and 1925. We covered many different movements including Dadaism, Constructivism, Suprematism, Surrealism and De Stijl to name a few. Interestingly, we saw how Josephine Baker, a woman of African… Continue Reading →

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