Pattern Making As an Art Decorative Technique

135A pattern is an organised arrangement of the elements of design such as dots, lines, shapes, textures, colours etc. on a surface using any appropriate technique for decoration. Pattern making is an experimental process since the resultant designs cannot be predicted by the artist.

Patterns can be used as designs for paper bags, clothes, greeting cards, fringes, garlands or tassels, and pop-up. There are several techniques in pattern making. Examples of pattern making techniques are Sponging, Veining, Blowing, Spraying, Spattering, Stippling, String Pulling, Wax-resist/crayon batik, Marbling, Scribbling, Rubbing-in, Rubbing-out etc.



Jewish Art Today

134Jewish art is a mixture of vibrancy and history coated with supreme taste of creativity. Most, if not all, the art pieces are untainted depiction’s of the Jewish nation’s vivid culture and ways of life.

Way back years ago, Jewish art revolved around Jewish music and literature. Visual art was not wholeheartedly entertained for the Jewish and was considered as “graven images”. This was not until the 18th century when a sudden growth of Jewish visual artists flaunted their visual artworks and was surprisingly appreciated by their people.

Amedeo Modigliani is one of the pioneering graphical artists of the 18th century who came from a Jewish family. His works include Gypsy Woman with Baby, Reclining Nude, and Girl with Braids. Most of his subject’s heads are sophisticatedly curved with swan-like necks and sloping shoulders resulting into a delicate and gentle impression.


How Do I Understand Abstract Art

133Why Abstract Art?

Producing abstract art is not an intent to produce conceptual understanding. In fact, I believe that any visual art that first asks for conceptual understanding has failed. The desire to understand is a mental need.

On the other hand, abstract art deals more with pure perceptions that exist prior to such a mental need.


The History of Mixed Media Art

1321. Because visual art can be a voice for change in the world. When people are inspired by art, they dream. They believe in something bigger than themselves. Art can and does change the world every day!

2. You can use visual art to connect with the youth in ways you couldn’t without it. All you have to do is purchase some finger paint and you’ll have endless hours of fun with young and old alike.

3. Visual art inspires others to help others and can be used as an effective advertising tool for philanthropy. Art designed this way compels individuals to improve their society and to love their neighbor.


The History of Mixed Media Art

131Mixed media art is a kind of artwork in which several mediums are employed. There’s an important difference between “mixed-media” artworks and “multimedia art”. Mixed media mean a work of visual art that mixes numerous traditionally unique visual art media. To provide an example, a work on canvas that mixes paint, ink, as well as collage can appropriately be called a “mixed media” work – but not a work of “multimedia art.” The term multimedia art indicates a broader range than mixed media, merging visual art with non-visual materials (including recorded sound, for example) or with elements of the other arts (such as literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity).

What we all know nowadays as mixed media art began during the early twentieth century, when artists looking for a substitute for what they saw as hidebound academicism started including things and pictures that were not regarded as art materials in their works. Examples of everyday materials being included in ceremonial or aesthetic objects could be found dating back to prehistory, however, these were produced with different motives, and served quite a distinct social purpose compared to the objects all of us refer to as “art.”

Picasso’s Still Life with Chair Painting (May 1912) is often considered the 1st modern collage, it is actually an assemblage of oil paint, oil cloth, pasted paper, as well as rope, turning it into a low-relief, three-dimensional work. The first collages constructed solely of paper, on the other hand, were made by Braque in the summertime of 1912, when he utilized wood-grained wallpaper in a series of charcoal drawings. After a brief lull in collage activity, the 1920s’ art scene experienced the arrival of German dada artist Kurt Schwitters’s remarkable array of personal expressions accomplished in collage and assemblage. He fixed everyday found papers as well as things of all types to canvas, paper, and board supports, giving them another and most likely more notable life.