After the tutorial, I have gained a great number of skills and knowledge about artists and how to develop my works in the future. To be honest, I have acquired so many information and knowledge about colour composition in contemporary art which can help me to continue me works in Unit 1.
I made a research for colour composition and artist’s artworks for better absorption…
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(Pool with Two Figures) 1972, David Hockney
(Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool) 1966 David Hockney
Great works must have great colour, which always gives us different emotion. Contemporary painting has more focus on colour matching, which made their artworks special. For example, David Hockney’s always use shallow colour such as moss green, misty gray, shocking pink, turquoise blue and even oyster white to create their works, but in other works, navy blue, purple violet, maroon is also used. Although, he used a great number of different colour, the whole picture is often in harmony. Sometimes, he amazing colour composition would make us have more focus on the flow of the colour rather than shapes.
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However, he is not the only artist that make us feel the only artist that make us feel the charms of colours, and great colour composition not only just appear in painting, but also, sometimes appear in sculpture or installation. Spencer Finch, who was born on 1962 in New Haven is an American artist. As matter of fact, Spencer Fine would like use different materials to explore their works and create their artworks, such as metal, lights, glass, and even wood to create their works, he is a very successful artist which use the elements of colour compositions in his works. For example, is also a master of colours. In one of his famous artwork was called Trying to Remember the Colour of The Sky on That September Morning. When we at first time to appreciate that work, maybe we are fall in love with this colour, which was made of by a series of blue colours, such as, indigo blue, sapphire, peacock blue, and Cambridge blue. As this work, Spencer Finch created this work by looking at the colour of the sky in the visual change, and he gave us a different emotion from colours.
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In conclusion, In the future, I think, I need spend time study colour of composition in the future, and when I want to create artworks, before that, I need notice the properties of pigments, such as contrast colour, complementary colour, colour purity, colour lightness, and even colour assortment. Then, I will learn more artists and their artworks especially in their background, their deeper meaning in their artworks that can help me to inspire my works and development my ideas.
also known as the Security Service, was established in 1909 but it was only eighty years later that its role was formal and publicly defined. The responsibility of the Service shall be: the protection of national security and, in particular protection against environmental from espionage, terrorism and sabotage, from the activities of agents of foreign powers and from measures intended to overthrow or undermine parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means
Security Service Act 1989,1. (2)
Taking photo for IM16
the Secret Intelligence Service, was created in 1909 but its role and very existence was not recognized recognized until the Intelligence Services Act of 1994 which stated that its functions were: a) to obtain and provide information relating to the actions or intentions of persons outside the British Islands b) to perform other tasks relating to the actions or intentions of such persons.
Intelligence Services Act 1994 1. (1)
Picture from IWM
THE CODE WAR
Secret communications continued to play a vital role in intelligence The ever-increasing sophistication of economy brought faster and more efficient transmission of wireless signals. However, methods of interception electronic surveillance also continued to develop.
Taking photo for IM6
NEW THALLASTES, NEW CHALLENGES
MI6’s orientation changed with the end of the Cold War but the need to learn the secrets and intentions of the nation’s potential enemies and economic rivals as important as ever.
SPY in history
Soviet Spy Anthony Blunt was recruited as a Soviet agent in 1933 at Cambridge University. In 1940, he joined MIS and immediately processed passing information to the Soviet Union. He later had a professional career as an art historian and was knighted in 1956.He was unmasked in 1963 but the Government submission him immunity in return for information. His role as a spy was kept secret until 1979 In this audio clip Barbara Price-Smith, a secretary for MIS from 1 940 to 1 944, telling her memories of Blunt.
Double Agent Dusko Popov was working as a lawyer in Yugoslavia when he was recruited by the Abwehr (German military intelligence) in 1 940, He informed the British Legation and was recruited as a double agent by M15 and M16. By passing disinformation to his German handlers, Popov-known as Agent Tricycle-played an integral part in Operation Fortitude-the D-Day deception plan to disguise the time and place for the expected Allied landings.
You cannot imagine how it feels to be betrayed by someone you have worked side by side with unless you have been through it yourself. ——–DICK WHITE
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF M15, 1953-1956
I do not see my self as a hero, or a traitor… I did not change sides because of blackmail or torture. I offered my services voluntarily. —— (IN IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM SECRET WAR EXHIBITION ROOM)
Professional spy equipment (photography by myself)
As time goes on, I have finished my foundation course on May 2017. However, I have acquired substantial knowledge about contemporary artists and artworks, which encouraged me to created my own artworks through developed my ideas. To be honest, I am studying in Chelsea now and a new project will be opened.
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Chicken shed, (Rachel Whiteread,2017)
Untitled (Nine Tables), (Rachel Whiteread,1998)
Autumnal Cannibalism, (Salvador Dali, 1936)
Metamorphosis of Narcissus, (Salvador Dali, 1937)
Section 2: Context
I have been influenced greatly by a great number of artists. For example, one of the most obvious characteristics is that Rachel Whiteread’s artworks is explored the space in our life (such as doors, windows, chairs, even stairs) in her work which encouraged me found something in our life and put them in our ideas and developed my works. Another artist was influenced me who was Dali. In my point of view, Dali’s work always gives me a kind of hallucinations and imagination when I went to galleries to saw his works every time. In his painting and sculpture, he used his own stories and communicated with unrelated things even rebuild logical in their works. Finally, I decided to use a story and photos of two buildings in London which have nothing to do with it and created a work.
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picture of MI6
Take photo on 344 bus line
Picture of Imperial War Museum
Take photo for IMW
old photo from online
old photo from online
Section 3: Project Proposal Aims
Methods and Realization
As for this work, my idea is from spy and background is in the Cold War. At that time the USA and USSR (CCCP, Russia) wanted to know the information about weapon and cutting-edge technology with each other, besides on news, communication and diplomacy. They sent spies to each other to spy each other. Sometimes spies life always be in dangerous and once the captive may represent the end of their life. Even through various chamoes and ways to be returned to their own country, they will suffer from distrust of the eyes and a variety of discrimination.
One of best example of the spy who was from TaiWan and he was a polite. From 1945-1978, TaiWan has a very interesting actor in the world which its geographical advantage as the US to detected a forward position in mainland China (the People’s Republic of China), so TaiWan’s government and government of the US decided to use Spotter Plane (RB-17, P2V-7U, RB-69, RB-57 and U2 [Dragon Lady]) to detected mainland and Photograph would be shared. America provided plane and polite were provided by TaiWan, because of icon, the team was called Black Cat SQUADRON, the then was changed to Black Bats Squadron.
The story talked about polite and his wife. At that time, a polite derived his plane for his mission, and his plane was attacked by the surface-to-air missiles, luckily, he alieved and then he was captured by mainland’s soldiers but his wife thought her husband dead because she just knew the news by TaiWan, she did not know her husband alieved. Past more than ten years, When the polite came back, his wife has been remarried and many people thought he death before ten years, so he had to found his new life.
As for me, I think spy just a worker who they are working for their own country, I never think they are sinner, because every country has this a group of people, include China, USA, UK, Russia… I think, when they finish mission and come back home, whether it is captured or taken away, all of them, they are called heroes. So, this is reason why I want to create this work and inspired people to take care of their heroes who belongs to their own country.
I would like to use that story and two buildings which is always interested to me, one is MI6, and other is Imperial War Museum.
In my view, I think, the collections in Imperial War Museum in many years ago were secret and they always as a mainly focused for spies, and M16 has been a secret intelligence service. I want to rebuild some context and logical with them. When I first time think of this project which the elements were from some museums, old things, old buildings, old history, old photos, and signify the importance of creativity for artists, even some movies (such as 007, Bridge of spy, and Bourne Identity). I will use oil painting to create my work and I believe I will be build a great work in the future and inspired people to thinking.
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Movie, Bridge of spy
movie, Bourne Identity
Section 4: Evaluation
I would use my sketch books to draw the sketch and explore more ways to try and make more research for artists, the Cold War, plane and more. I would use my blog as well and order to record my reflections and thoughts through the creation of my first work in Chelsea.