Thursday, 30 October 2008

Watch Me

Tim Hope Video
I love this video. I think that the reason that like this video so much is the muted colours with splashes of stronger colour. Also it is surreal in a magical way. Enjoy!
Tim Hope's video for Coldplay Trouble.
http://www.passion-pictures.com/flash.html#page=d16&video=v229 accessed 30/10/08.
Please do me a favour and let me know how you feel about this video. I am looking for mood, thoughts on colour, time frame you feel it was set and words that describe the vid.
Cheers!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Florilegium

Maria Sybilla Merian


This is an picture by my favorite illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian (1614-1717). I think that her images have inspired me more than any other artist. When she started painting there were very little, if any, female illustrators. Maria was the first to document the metamorphosis of moths and butterflies. At the time it was the general belief was that insects were born from the devil out of mud. She documented the insects life cycles and their habitats in her illustrations.

Florilegium


This is the front cover of a Florilegium book of Alexander Marshal dating back to C17th. I am tring to analyse why I like this image so much. I like that it is a scientific illustration with more dramatic aspects, slightly strained poses adding some tension to the art.

Monday, 13 October 2008