CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS IN DESIGN
1. AFTER READING ABPOUT THE CELTS AND THEIR HISTORY, HOW HAS THEIR CULTURE FILTERED THROUGH TO MODERN SOCIETY BOTH IN AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL WORLD?
Celtic art has been around for a long time and been used in many ways and forms, even in modern day art works and design. In the early middle ages of Great Britain and Ireland the most influential style of Celtic was called insular art, in which produced the book of kells. Celtic art has many different types of style and forms such as knot work, plant forms, zoomorphic, lettering and human figures. Cletic Art is used everywhere still in the modern, if it’s a style of jewellery, or a typeface, or and artwork, or even used on films such as Lord of the rings. Its lasted threw the centuries and will continue to do so
2. ABORIGINAL ART IS DEFINITELY VISUAL. ITS ALSO MUCH MORE TO ITS ARTISTS PEOPLE. CAN YOU COMMENT ON WHAT A CULTURES ART MIGHT MEAN TO ITS PEOPLE AND HOW IT CAN SOCIALLY AFFECT ITSELF AND OTHER CULTURAL GROUPS?
Aboriginal art stands for a lot more than a beautiful visual piece, each symbol, dot and line has a meaning and can tell story of the past or what they call the dreamtime. Aboriginal art is unique in its style, no other culture has a similar style to it. Although in all cultures there is Religion and they are always commonly used in there art as a topic, so by this the art work must hold an important use, if for propaganda or to portray a message.
3. M.C ESCHER’S WORK IS HIGHLY DETAILED. MOST DESIGNERS AND LAY PEOPLE ARE HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY HIS WORK AND DEDICATION TO HIS ART, WHY?
His works show, what would seem, ridiculous amounts of detail and some are not images of anything solid but are instead images from his vivid imagination. His often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints are widely proclaimed. His work features, explorations of infinity, impossible constructions, and architecture, The amount of detail he puts into each individual work is mind boggling. Escher did not have mathematical training, but brilliantly worked out a way to combine mathematics and Art. His artistic expression was created from images in his mind, rather than directly from observations and travels to other countries. I Think designers are impressed to his dedication to the art, creating something that to the naked eye looks impossible.
4. WHAT IS SO INTERESTING ABOUT ART AND CULTURE OF THE PAST?
I think as time has gone on the societies strength of interest in art and culture has progressed. There is so much to learn about culture and art, the way they lived, what colour they used, the way they saw the world, and what relationship modern art has with past art styles. The past shows us were I work today has progressed to and what relationship there is to the past.
5. WHY LOOK BACKWARDS TO OUR HISTORY WHEN TRYING TO ENGAGE IN DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR MODERN SOCIETY? GIVE EXAMPLES..
As a designer looking back is beneficial to see what has and what hasn’t worked in the past, we need to find ways and means to provide work that engages the audience. For example Alphonse mucha designed the lithographed poster for the famous play in paris, called Gismonda. It was an overnight sensation and started the Art Nouveau movement, future designers were able to create from inspiration from that era their.
6. HOW HAS ANCIENT ART AFFECTED MY LIFE?
Ancient art has personally affected me, I appreciate a lot of art that ive seen around the world and ive learnt a lot from them, but to say that they’ve affected my life would be to much. When I do a work at home ect I love to draw medieval style works so I guess you would say celtic would be my closest art relationship.
7. WHAT CULTURAL INFLUENCE HAS OCCURRED IN YOUR LIFE?
I’ve been lucky enough to travel most of the world; I went to places such as Japan, England, Ireland, France, Germany , Spain, North Africa, Italy, Turkey ect. So over a period of 4 years I experienced a large amout of cultural change. I think the culture that stands out most for me was in Morocco North Africa. It’s a third world country and still there a very proud race, of course I didn’t agree in a few things there culture believed in such as wife abandonment, but that’s not for me to judge. They have many forms of Art, if its rugs, paintings, woodwork, cast iron ornaments, clothes, dancing and singing it is all unique a aesthetically stunning. I think seeing these sorts of things have opened my eyes to a wider world of color and imagination.