Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Empathy Analogs - Animal Metamorphosis

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
Bull Profile Series (C. 116-21)

Pablo Picasso
Bull (1945-46)

Animal Metamorphosis

  • Depicting the metamorphic transformation of a representational animal image from one physical state to another

  • Simplify, Transfer, Morph

Art History References:

Studio Challenge:
  1. Make a three-panel composition based on the analysis and metamorphic transformation of an animal subject.
  2. Work directly from an actual subject or a photograph
  3. In the first panel, draw an accurate representation of the animal
  4. Next, use the accurate drawing of the animal as a reference to start a metamorphic transformation in the next panel.
    1. Reduce the shape and detail
    2. progressively break down the image geometrically
    3. depict a physical change like melting
  5. Finally, in the third panel, produce a visual that bears only a faint resemblance to the original subject.
    1. an abstract design with vague symbolic overtones.
    2. a pure geometric shape such as a triangle or circle
    3. a puddle or poof of vapor