The map was drew by using water color. I stay in the upper area of the SCAD museum for 1 hour and the suond that I got was:
EDVARD MUNCH’S WORKS IS AN ICON OF MODERN ART IDEAL OF SERENITY AND SELF-CONTROL BY USING ANXIETY AND UNCERTAINTY
Let us look back to life Edvard Munch a bit. Edvard Munch was born on December 12, 1863, in the small town of Loten, Norway, as the second of five children. His father was Christian Munch, the son of a priest, a military doctor, and his mother Laura Cathrine Munch. Besides his older sister Sophie, Munch had three younger siblings. Peter Andreas, two years younger than Edvard, was a physician, who married, and died at age thirty of pneumonia. Edvard’s sister Laura, four years his junior, developed a schizoaffective illness during her adolescence and required intermittent lifelong hospitalizations for mental illness. She died of cancer in 1926. The youngest child, Inger, remained unmarried, outlived Edvard, and compiled a book of family letters. Shortly after Edvard’s mother died, her younger sister, Karen, came to the family home to care for the children, and it was she who encouraged Munch’s art studies, despite Dr. Munch’s disapproval.
The most painful event in Edvard Munch’s life was the premature death of his mother from tuberculosis when he was five years old. This tragedy was compounded when his older sister, Sophie, to whom he had become attached in her place, also died of tuberculosis when Munch was thirteen. In addition to these two major losses during Munch’s critical stages of development, his father became emotionally unavailable when he suffered an agitated depression of psychotic\ proportions, associated with religious preoccupations, after his wife’s death. This entire trauma was intensified by the poverty experienced by the Munch family, despite the fact that Edvard’s father was a physician. This may be the reason where his emotions came from – anxiety and uncertainty. We can see that in his early works.
Early works of Munch are formal art studies; he drew both himself and his family. He began producing self‑portraits in his late teens and continued throughout his life until he died at age seventy-two. A noticeable aspect concerning his self‑portraits is that none of them show him smiling. In fact, in many, his mouth is turned downward, his shoulders sag, and in a number of paintings he produced furrows in his forehead. Munch’s early art work fell into the category of Naturalism because of it was subject matter, which was often a critical commentary on society, and its realistic style. He broke from this school when he was 22 years old and produced what is considered his first major “The Sick Child”. Munch’s picture was about his sister Sophie. He struggled with the motif a long time, searching for “the first impression” and a valid painterly expression for a painful, personal experience. He had renounced perspective and plastic form, and had attained a composition formula reminiscent of icons. The course texture of the surface displayed all the signs of a laborious creative process. The criticism was very negative.
And then, come to one of Munch best works – “The Scream” is described as the first expressionistic picture, and is the most extreme example of Munch’s “soul paintings “.The facial expression depends to a large degree on the painting’s dynamics, the colours and lines. The scene and particularly the foreground figure are grotesquely distorted and rendered in colours that are not taken from external reality. However, it is the impressions of the soul, and not the eye, which are Munch’s main interest.
Munch’s diary of 1892 described it: “I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the sky turned blood red—I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence—there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city—my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety—and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”
Lubow, Arthur. “Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream.” Smithsonian 36.12 (2006): 58-67. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 10 Feb. 2013
I came to Singapore when I was 16 to become an oversea student as a very early age. It was a huge risk for me but the independently ability I gained is un-match. As an International Baccalaureate (IB)’s student I have developed the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. I have increased adaptability and mobility during the IB course.
Throughout eye year of IB, taking art was one of my biggest decisions. Art has change the way I see things as well as living. Learning art is not how to draw beauty but to make people see the beauty through my eye.
My artwork takes a critical insight of the social issues, politics and culture in Vietnam. When people see my works, I’d like them to see the beauty in culture and the corruption of politics in Vietnam. There are many restrictions on what artists can draw back in my home town since it is controlling by Communist Party. But after coming to Singapore, those rules are not affecting me anymore.
I can use most of common paint media and I love working with watercolor the most. It remind me my truth self. When an idea came into my head was very easy to fade away. Because of that I begin my work very fast and watercolor is the best media for it. Not even that, I really love the transparency of watercolor. I always begin a piece by layering order of the pigments and I have more confident working that way. Cerulean blue hue, crimson and eggshell-white are my favorite colors. When my work is going well which these colors, I am filled with a sense of dream-like, suggests notions of calmness and safety as well as warmness inside my work. It also provides clues to content and felling in that piece. I was born in a romantic country so there will be some romantic element in my works.
My influences are come from first and beauty in everything I see, feel and experience. I also love American’s comic books particularly DC and Marvel style. The artists I most admire are Paul Klee- a musical artist from the early 1900’s and bold and colorful artist- Courtney Loceff from the modern day. I really like the way they express their emotion.
My passion toward art grows as I stated to learn architecture. This is why the Extended Essay which I done during my IB course was about architecture in my home town-Vietnam. I have learned that by looking at architecture in particular country, I can see their identity and the culture of particular country.
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