…for Mark Making Ex. 0.4: Marks of your choice A2 Size

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley ‘Fall’, 1963 © Bridget Riley

Fall, 1963.

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T00/T00616_10.jpg

Bridget Riley ‘Untitled [Fragment 2/10]’, 1965 © Bridget Riley 2014. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London

Untitled (Fragment 2/10), 1965

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P07/P07105_9.jpg

Bridget Riley ‘Coloured Greys III’, 1972 © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London

Coloured Greys III, 1972

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P01/P01579_9.jpg

  • use of line to create movement
  • optical illusion – 3D form: Op Art
  • thickness and intensity of lines suggest different liquid qualities, from thick and viscous to gentler waves
  • examples of mark making/lines to create energy and flow

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky ‘Cossacks’, 1910–1

Cossacks, 1944

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N04/N04948_10.jpg

  • different marks to create abstract landscape
  • variation in definition of marks: adds depth and suggests various textural qualities of what is being depicted

Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford ‘Los Moscos’, 2004 © Mark Bradford

Los Moscos, 2004

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T13/T13701_9.jpg

Mark Bradford ‘May Heaven Preserve You From Dangers and Assassins’, 2010 © Mark Bradford

May Heaven Preserve You From Dangers and Assasins, 2010

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T13/T13449_9.jpg

  • variety created by investigating permutations of different media
  • dynamic, energy and visual impact
  • textural – layering: adds depth
  • contemporary application of mark making
  • use of torn edges – delicate

Jean Debuffet

Jean Dubuffet ‘Large Black Landscape’, 1946 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Large Black Landscape, 1946

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T07/T07109_9.jpg

Jean Dubuffet ‘Leaves with Bird’, 1953 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

Leaves with Bird, 1953

Image source: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/P/P77/P77184_9.jpg

  • negative mark making – etching/scratching into surface? – textural
  • mass of lines – implies busy landscape
  • use of layering – collage effect: depth

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