1.08.2008

Art and Perception-Yikes!

Okay...so school started last night. My first class this semester is art, my first writing assignment is a research paper on...
Richard Anuszkiewicz. I have always (somewhat secretly) prided myself in knowing a little about a lot...I try to be somewhat current on all things pop culture....music, literature, and yes...art. I can usually carry on a conversation about almost anything. Last night, however, I was stumped. All the other "kids"...non-traditional students just like me...were assigned artists I had heard of...Mary Cassat, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Edward Hopper (one of my favorites), Jackson Pollock...the list goes on and on. Out of the list of 40 artists, my assignment was one I had never heard of. My usual mode of operation is to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to do a paper. I "think" about what I'm going to write, and finally just sit down and write it. Not this time...since I have no knowledge of this assignment, I need to more than just think...I did a mini-web search of "my" artist. Hmmm...Op(tical) Art...again, definitely not one of my favorites. Frankly, when I look at most of the art I found online by my guy, I see...Quilt Patterns.
Wish me luck...

7 comments:

Abbie said...

Hmm.. I did three of four years towards a BFA and I have never heard of him either! Could be an interesting life he has behind that churning art..
Good Luck!
~Abbie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I missed so many of your last few posts, I don't know how! Love the transferware plates you got! Great price too!

Good luck on your art assignment. They do look like quilts!!
Penny

Thirkellgirl said...

Do you think you could pull off sounding really deep and sociological, and talk about how the geometry of his art touches a primal core of housewifeliness heretofore hidden in modern women (a la quilt-patterns)? I like the pink one. There, *that's deep. :)

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Wow...I really like the implications of that last comment. Now, since he was born in Erie PA and educated in Northern Ohio around the Amish Country...could those bright patterns be a subliminal nod to the Amish?

Janet said...

Teresa,

Just when I thought my dizziness was over...!! I am glad you are doing the project and not me LOL.
Janet

Junie Moon said...

Oh my, this is indeed a challenge! I do like the connection you've made with quilts.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Teresa,

You always have such interesting things to read on your blog! It's one of the reasons I read it faithfully! Stop by my blog when you have a minute. I've left you a prize!