How to use this site.
The site is designed to organize by week your class with helpful information and links. In most cases, you will find the lecture, videos & links to artists and/or articles.
Website follows the course outline, which also contains assignments and deadlines.
All type in blue is a link to something.
Click on it.
Obama Hope poster, Shepard Fairey, 2008
South Park animated characters-- flat shapes, simple color
Two Dimensional design refers to any artwork (and/or design) that has height and width. It is usually flat like a photograph, drawing, print, poster, printed page, collage or painting.
When we add depth, things become three dimensional.
We live in a three dimensional world (or four dimensional if you count time or 6 according to string theory).
But in two dimensional art we are either creating patterns or images on a flat surface (like this silkscreen print of Andy Warhol and cartoon from South Park) or creating the illusion of the three dimensional world (like Leonardo da Vinci or M.C.Escher above).
Review lectures here:
Use these links to help with definitions.
Elements of Art-- Getty Museum
Principles of Design-- Getty Museum
For Sketchbook examples-- see webpage in menu.
Click on More and scroll down.
Andy Warhol, Marilyn, Silkscreen on canvas, 1961.
Milton Glaser, Poster for Hugh Masekela, 1972
Arthur H Mackmurdo
Julie Mehretu, Rogue Ascension, 2002
Shape and Line. Draw.
Shinique Smith, Abiding Light, 2015
Shape. Line. Color.
Aubrey Beardsley, Salome, 1893
Artists-- positive and negative space:
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1895
Artists-- composition in prints:
Keith Haring, Ergobaby, 1980s