Individual Modernism Project Reflection

Katherine details her iteration during the Humanities Modernism Project that culminated before break. “I think that I exceeded my own expectations,” she writes. Her artwork will be one of many on display at the Bruce Museum on February 2, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

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FullSizeRenderHuman Nature, 2015

oil and marker on canvas

This painting represents Modernism. The colors used in this piece each have separate meanings. The green is envy/hate/jealousy/greed, the gold portrays wealth. The bright red of the blood represents love and passion while the dark red of the heart serves as pain and suffering.

I started out thinking about architecture because that is something I have been interested in for a while. I wanted to make a painting with two buildings separated by a street. I would have one building be in the style of and representative of the 1930s and the other of the present day. I was going to use a building from the time period (like the chrysler building) and make a model out of it in clay to have a more three dimensional idea if it  for when I made it in paint. I would then have…

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