Here are some of my final images for the Duchamp Fountain 17 project that will be included in the case with the camera and the film negatives and prints as well as the images below.
Definition of what appropriation art is
Appropriation To appropriate something means to take possession of it or to make one’s own by adjustments to the image for example.
The two images below are by the artist Roy Lichtenstein one is called Drowning Girl which was an appropriated image from #38 of DC Comics, ‘Secret Hearts’ and the second image is called ‘Whaam’ which was adapted from a panel drawn by Irv Novick from DC Comics, ‘All-American – Men of War’ from 1962
The term appropriation n the visual arts is often used in general terms to refer to the use made of borrowed elements in the creation of new work or indeed taking an original image adjusting it slightly.
These borrowed elements might include images, forms or styles from art history or popular culture, or materials and techniques from non-art contexts.
Since the 1980s, the term ‘appropriation’ has also had a much more specific meaning. Since this time, the term has been closely associated with the process of ‘quoting’ the work of another artist to create a new work.
Youtube video on appropriation art
Anna Bean aka (bluebeany) is a photographer and artist based in Kingston-Upon-Hull, who has a panache for the dark fairytale-like work and transform the everyday into something a bit more extraordinary with my use of characters, costume, location, props, light, and colour. She is inspired by fairy tales, films and old masters and artists, photographers Cindy Sherman, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and David Lynch.
Let us now enter the mysterious and dark work world of the artist/photographer and lecturer Anna Bean and see what delicious little gems she has for us.
Sam Larter was a third year Fine Art student who came to do a talk to us second years about her work which is based around Domesticity looking at household objects and how they can be transformed into pieces of art by using traditional materials such as aluminium, plaster and also paint. Sam will use objects that have been discarded after been used or indeed are no longer of any value, these may include bowls, bottles, towels or sheets. Sam would then crush them or scrunch them up and paint or dip them depending on what she was looking to create.
Sam also brought some of her pieces in for us to look at including the notebooks she uses for the ideas and designs she creates.
As Sam says “she is fascinated by the physical experience of handling materials, and is spurred on by the materiality, form, colour but most importantly by the transformation“.
Sam also discussed some of the artists who had been influential on her work such as Claes Oldenburg and Michael Craig Martin.
“I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something more than sit on its ass in a museum.”
Oldenburg was a US sculptor born on January 28, 1929, he is best known for his public art installations which included using very large replicas of everyday objects such as a shuttlecock, a rubber stamp and an ice cream cone, as well as plushie burgers and a sandwich.
theartVIEw – Claes Oldenburg, artist talk at MUMOK
Martin Craig Martin