Color, Facture, Art and Design: Artistic Technique and the Precisions of Human Perception

Color, Facture, Art and Design: Artistic Technique and the Precisions of Human Perception

Iona Singh

Language: English

Pages: 129

ISBN: 1780996292

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Color, Facture, Art and Design seeks to understand art and design from the aspect of materials, construction and the senses. It contends that this element is omitted from art and design theory as a product of the division of labour and alienation as it operates within the realms of theory and art history. It investigates the "beauty" of art based on the somatic "magic" of the physical body and its relationship to nature, arguing that the sensual affect of expert artistic combinations of art materials in some paintings exploits a bridge between the intricacies of human sentience and the external world. Art is thus more accurately located next to the sciences of language, mathematics, physiology and psychoanalysis. As the "pure mathematics" of the discipline, this materialist definition of fine-art develops guidelines for architecture, design, cultural-studies and ultimately social change.

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body in a refined and intense way is what makes our “pleasure” in the works. They create an undermining of the purported separation of thought and the physical, which is a necessary part of the division of labor and is held “natural” by bourgeois ideology. This is in order to legitimate its fundamental division between mental and manual labor. Vermeer’s work creates an unusual artistic effect (or general effect) precisely because it is antagonistic to these divisions and does not pander to the

decrease. The decline of oil and petrochemicals is tipped to have massive implications in their use as both a direct source of power and also in the oil derivatives industries. For the moment however, the capital investment in petroleum-based and industrially produced dyestuffs ensures that they will be around for the foreseeable future. Chemistry of Synthetic Coal Tar Dyes Synthetic organic pigments (coal tar dyes) are fabricated from five basic raw materials; benzene, toluene, xylene,

retain both their sensitivity and the homogenous character of a centralized nervous system even through the later stages of development of consciousness and rationalism. The organism remains therefore a spatial entity consisting of an internal mélange with the senses left “behind on the surface” with their own “special arrangements”. Freud’s biological perspective of the evolution of the psyche and rationalism is in contradistinction to classic Western philosophers such as Descartes where the

reinforced in The Critique of Pure Reason (1789): “And just in this transcendental or supersensible sphere, where experience affords us neither instruction nor guidance, lie the investigations of reason, which, on account of their importance, we consider far preferable to, and as having a far more elevated aim than, all that the understanding can achieve within the sphere of sensuous phenomena.” In The German Ideology, Marx and Engels define the relationship between economics, the real

of Turner, Thomas Young. He passed a beam of light through two separate pinholes and then reunited them. This resulted in dark and light tones, as the peaks and troughs in the wavelengths either reinforced or negated each other. The diversity of the colors and shades on the surface of bubbles were therefore shown to be dependent on the variety of these wavelengths colliding. Thus emphasizing the integral nature of color perception and matter (the thickness of the surface determines wavelength and

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