Research Point: ‘Ways of Seeing’

For this research point, I watched all four episodes of John Berger's Ways of Seeing on YouTube, and made some notes. Episode 1 The first programme in the series aimed to look at the way we see paintings in the twentieth century. Many of the ideas in this episode have been explored in Walter Benjamin's The Work … Continue reading Research Point: ‘Ways of Seeing’

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Research point: Contemporary artists working with landscape

Project 3 Composition Research point In this research point I was asked to use my reading list and other sources to find contemporary artists who work with landscape and a range of viewpoints and to compare their approaches with that of earlier artists. The first example suggested was to compare that of Tacita Dean's blackboard … Continue reading Research point: Contemporary artists working with landscape

Research point: Landscape artists working in series

Project 2 Landscape Research point When looking at some historic and contemporary artists who work in series with the landscape I saw some interesting techniques. I had already seen some of the work from the more well known artists like Monet, Cézanne and David Hockney, but thought it worth refreshing my knowledge of these before … Continue reading Research point: Landscape artists working in series