Sunday, November 4, 2007

Student art

The wall of the corridor in the Art department directly above the gallery displays what is clearly a collection of student drawings of the same complicated composition the professor either thought out thoroughly or threw together on a whim. There are drawings of it from just about every angle except from below, and on just about every scale. Some are barely more than sketches, while others reflect considerable amount of time spent working on getting the texture of surfaces just so.

If you study the drawings long enough, you could start thinking that you have a very good idea of what the actual composition
looked like. At least until a thought occurs to you that the whole thing might have been made from scale models.

After that, twisting the camera to make it appear as if the wall on which the drawings hang rather than the stool in the drawing is leaning sideways might seem like a very clever idea indeed.

Did it work?


niobe said...

Yes, it did. And I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out.

meg said...

That's cool. I like the thumbtacks--it took me a minute to realize that they weren't grommets in the drawing itself.

Magpie said...

Indeed it did. Nicely done.

Beruriah said...

Nice. I didn't recognize the thumbtacks before Meg pointed them out!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, I don't see it. But I never see these kinds of things, no matter how hard I try.