Catherine Veikos Workshop
Today in studio we're start a workshop by Catherine Veikos, assistant professor at PennDesign (Univeristy of Pennsylvania.) She's a visiting professor here at CALA this semester. Here are some notes from her initial lecture:
- Perspective is taken for granted with 3d renderings, goes without question.
- Catherine shows us a series of paintings that display ideas about perspective: a window, a mathematically defined and flattened space.
- Vermeer: a curtain at the edge of the painting, painting as a window.
- Alberti: constructione ligitima, a particular mathematical way of constructing perspective illusion.
- Perspective as a mathematical system evolved into a symbolic system.
- How do we reclaim perspective for artistic/expressive purposes?
- High horizon line gives illusion of greater depth of space.
- Bigger figures appear farther forward, overlap of figures reenforces this.
- Deeper, brighter colors can also reenforce the perspective illusion. (contrast, saturation)
- More detail given to objects in front.
- Different colors have different effects on perception.
- Digital imaging is basically just manipulating colored light.
- Considering the movement of light as a way of painting. (Futurists, Pointilists)
- Many theories of color, many standards for communicating color.
- James Turrel: painting with colored light.
- Currently we've moved from a painterly frame of mind to a cinematic frame of mind.
Our workshop/charette will be looking at Op-art paintings and transforming them into a 3 dimensional spaces.
Things to keep in mind when translating a painting into 3d space:
- How is perspective interpreted and applied?
- What is the point of view and the meaning of that point of view?
- Transparency and reflection of materials.
- How does motion come into play?
- Always consider what could be done in post-production. Build in 3d modeling application, import into image editor, play, repeat.
- Document your processes, so you can recreate the effects.
Posted on November 14, 2005 4:38 PM by westr015 Grad School