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Mark Rothko: Communication through Visual Imagery

Like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, another abstract expressionist, also communicated his personal circumstances through his paintings. Throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s, Rothko’s pieces revealed the use of bright and contrasting colors shown through the use of loose or rough edged rectangles which sat on top of each other. His 1956 piece, Orange and Yellow, which … Continue reading

Jackson Pollock: Art as a Reflection of Personal Circumstances

Jackson Pollock will forever be one of the great Abstract Expressionists of his time. Pollock’s focus on using the drip method for his oil paintings is recognizable to even those with minimal knowledge of his work. Many of Pollock’s pieces are currently held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City where … Continue reading

Review of the Wildenhain Exhibit

Every day we encounter places, objects, and images that appeal to and at times disturb us. I recently visited the Wildenhain exhibit, located at the Bevier Gallery at the Rochester Institute of Technology and took a moment to truly analyze what I took interest in, what fascinated me, and what seemed to be unsettling or … Continue reading

Symbolism from Josef Albers

In our everyday lives, we encounter symbolism in many different forms. Some symbolism may be instantly recognizable while other times an individual may have to look deeper and think critically about the underlying meaning of what they are viewing. Joseph Albers’ murals, Growth and Youth, located at the Rochester Institute of Technologies’ George Eastman building … Continue reading

Visual Music

Graphic designer, Burton Kramer recently gave a lecture at the Rochester Institute of Technology and although I did not attend the lecture I did have the opportunity to visit the exhibit of his work at the University Gallery. Upon entering the gallery it became clear that I had not done my research on the designer … Continue reading

Product Label Initial Impressions

The reaction that an individual has when looking at an image is their personal perception of that visual. In many instances, preference plays a role in whether an individual continues to look and take in the image or whether they move on in search of something more interesting. In the case of product labels, companies … Continue reading