sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

FIGURE-GROUND

How many faces can you see here?



This is a perfect example of one of the Gestalt Laws of Perception: Figure Ground or the Law of Prägnanz. 

"Human brain tends to interpret ambiguous or complex images as simple and complete. In an image the composing elements are perceived as either figures or ground. Background and foreground can be exchanged and in both case they assume a precise meaning."




viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

This is an interesting video about how to draw simple optical illusions with the computer. Can you do it with a pen and the rulers? Give it a try!





jueves, 21 de abril de 2016

OP ART

This week we will be searching and analyzing in groups how to create a few optical illusions, and now we are doing our own original pieces of Op Art. Here is a little bit more information about it, about Bridget Riley and the presentation of two activities (that are not mandatory, they are for extra points).







martes, 5 de abril de 2016

COLLAGE

 WHAT IS A COLLAGE?

CAN YOU DO A COLLAGE ABOUT YOU?

"SELF-PORTRAIT COLLAGE"


Making a self-portrait is a great way to express and explore your identity. The idea is to do the silhouettes of your head and fill in your head with a magazine collage of what is going in your brain, what you prefer, what you are fond of... Ideas to get you started: clothes, music, words, sports, food, people you admire, singers, actors... Instructions: Trace your head on two white papers (using the window). Then filled in the head shape with magazine images in one of the papers. The second one will be the template of the final frame of your self-portrait, so, you will have to cut out the inside part. Let's do it.


CAN YOU DO A COLLAGE ABOUT YOUR DREAM HOUSE?

"FACADE COLLAGE"