Hair Love

As we move into the animation units, I want to call attention to Oscar Winning short film Hair Love. This story is about a father trying to help his daughter style her natural hair. They start off struggling, not being able to handle her hair without the mother. As time passes they work together to…

Coronavirus and Art

Art Basel, an international art fair which sells contemporary art in Hong Kong (among other cities in the world), has shut down its show in China which was to take place in March. Even if the outbreak was to be contained in time, the 14 day quarantine required to enter and leave makes it nearly…

South Korean Art

In honor of the Oscars and Parasite’s numerous wins (a South Korean black comedy thriller), I thought it was fitting to look at some South Korean modern art. Do Ho Suh, was born in Korea and moved to the United States in 1991. He has since had an exhibition in the Smithsonian exploring the meaning…

What you see is what you get

Since in class we have limited ourselves to black and white and (generally) simple shapes, I wanted to learn more about the history of this type of art. I came across this article that gives background about Minimalist Art. Although project 1 is not quite Minimalist Art because we not focused around very geometric shapes,…

Why Editing Matters

Even though this music video is nothing new, I think it is a great representation of skillful editing and the power of black and white. Bruno Mars came out with the song “That’s What I Like” and released a music video to go along with it on youtube. The video is simply him facing the…