Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"A secluded studio, veiled by a mask, where an accomplished artist paints his private portraits"
My model draws its inspiration from the ideas found in Vermeer's work, 'The art of painting'. I focused on the notion of ‘the drape’ and I aimed at re-representing the ideas of veils and masks in my balsa model. The filtering technique I have used utilises thin slits which comment of the 'open/close' quality of the drape in the painting. The semi-transparent surfaces of my model parallels to the half opened curtain/drape in the scene and hence supports my idea. The solid door on the right side of the structure is juxtaposed in a way so that a strong contrast between it and the ‘cloak-like’ walls would be shown. The door is placed in the middle of the main façade to emphasise its solid nature. The door was used to toy with the idea of what a barrier was and this complements the skeletal nature of the rest of the form. In terms of setting, the site is very much in a desolate geography with a small gully running down just outside the front balcony. This setting was chosen to add an lonely and abandoned flavor to the model to support ideas of a secluded studio.