Tag Archives: OCA Landscape part 1

Landscape- Exercise 3:1- Reflecting on the Picturesque

Now assignment 2 is out-of-the-way (and I’m awaiting my feedback), it’s onto Part 3- Landscape as Political Text. The first part looked at the origins of the picturesque and comments made by Fay Goodwin and William Gilpin’s “Observations on the River … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 2:5- Text in Art

This section on landscapes as a journey, we had to look at land art and the use of text within landscape practise. The idea of this is to represent an artist’s experience of the landscape as they move through it. … Continue reading

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Assignment 1- Beauty and the Sublime

Here is the presentation of my first assignment. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed making it Assignment 1- Beauty and the Sublime

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Landscape- Exercise 1:8- Zone system in practise

This exercise required us to take 3 photos in “relatively high dynamic range” making sure that the exposure choice shows as much detail as possible in the lightest and darkest areas of the photo. As this exercise is more for … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1:7- Assignment Preparation

For this exercise, we had to familiarise ourselves with the brief for assignment 1- Beauty and the Sublime and think about how we would like to approach it. We then had to email our ideas to our tutor and record … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exericse 1:6- The Contemporary Abyss

For this exercise, we had to read an essay by Simon Morley entitled “Staring into the contemporary abyss” and then discuss a film, piece of art, music etc which relates to it and how it relates. http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/articles/staring-contemporary-abyss I found this … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1.4- What is a photographer?

For this exercise we had to read and identify the keys points in Marius de Zayas articles Photography and Photography & Artistic Photography Click to access DI_Week6_PhotoAndArt.pdf There were a lot of points I found within the two articles, some … Continue reading

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Landscape-Exercise 1.3- Establishing Conventions

For this exercise, we had to find 12 examples of 18th and 19th century landscape paintings and list the commonalities we found within them. After we had done this, we had to find examples of landscape photographs from any era … Continue reading

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Landscapes- Exercise 1.2- Photography in the museum or in the gallery?

For this exercise we had to pick out the key points from Rosalind Krauss’ “Photography’s Discursive Spaces: Landscape/View” Click to access Krauss_PhotographysDiscursiveSpaces.pdf I found this piece quite difficult to read so I have interpreted it as best I can using … Continue reading

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Landscape- Exercise 1.1- Preconceptions

For this exercise we had to abandon techniques and think about our own ideas about landscapes and where these ideas come from. Below are some extracts from my learning log for this exercise. I decided to take the exercise a … Continue reading

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