Welcome to my Seeking Beauty in Ordinary photography blog. I am Poland based fine art photographer, graphic designer & web designer. For almost 20 years, I used to work as an Art and English teacher at all school levels. As a designer working on commission, the needs and tastes of my clients are priority. While photography is my way of self-expression, my true love and passion. I took it up in 2009 and each day I’ve been learning something new about photography, technique, gear, etc. Looking at the world through the lens made me see everything in a sharper way, more consciously. I have learnt to notice beauty in things commonly perceived as ugly, ordinary as well as I have learnt to sense some mystic energy surrounding me each day.

I hope you enjoy my through-the-lens vision of a world I share with you on this site and find my Art language tips useful. Your comments are an invaluable feedback to me.For more information about my work visit my Painted with Light website. Contact with via my BEHANCE Pro Site.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Language of Art - Key Concepts

Whether you are new to Arts or you are professional artist, it is important to understand and create your own art language. Well, I sometimes call it handwriting of visual art. Creating a visual image is like writing; it serves to pass on messages; it serves for communication. Being a child, you had to learn each single letter and then to learn to put them together to make words, and sentences and so on... But letters were just a starting point. And similar case is with Visual Arts. They too, have their own "letters". Luckily or not, there are much fewer of them neccesary for visual communication. What are they?

Basically, there are 7 MAIN ART CONCEPTS to learn and to understand their specific features to be able to start visual communication. They are LIGHT, COLOUR, TEXTURE, LINE, 3-D SOLID, PERSPECTIVE, MOVEMENT. If you explore and understand the specific nature of each, then you have to learn to ARRANGE these visual letters to create your own interpretation of reality. Then you are prepared to be, either an artist or at least a conscious art perceiver.
Personally, I have always believed in a view that people see as much as they know. In other words, the more you know about the world, the more you perceive and understand. The more you understand, the more tolerant you are. In terms of Visual Arts, the ability to see more than others is an essential to create a good piece of art.

Thorn Apart, pencil drawing by Danuta Antas

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