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Research paper — Brainstorming part 1

This blog will literally flow directly onto the screen from my mind so it may not contain very many coherent thoughts, but hopefully, it will allow me to make some sense of the ideas I have for my research paper topic.   Researching Robert Rauschenberg, I stumbled onto Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’. He created this piece under the pseudonym ‘R. Mutt’, an almost comical and unrealistic name, and submitted it to the gallery board that he himself was part of. What was the Fountain? A urinal. Yes. You heard right. Marcel Duchamp purchased an ordinary urinal, signed it and submitted it …

A little bit of reorganization

Reordering and tidying up always helps me clear my head when I’m feeling overwhelmed. And ever since the research paper discussion my mind has been feeling overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas. It’s the Skype sessions actually, they’re such a boost to motivation your mind suddenly jumps into hyperdrive. Anyway, I’d been working on the website for sometime and its much neater now I think! Another thing I changed yesterday was the way the blogs are categorized. I realized that our UNIT 1 ASSESSMENT is broken down into four parts and in order to grade us our teachers need to be …

Skype Session 18 recap! and the research paper email

The term began again last week, and may I just say, it began with a bang. The research paper was upon us! So last week’s Skype session Jonathan walked us through a document he would email later about what the research paper is and how to tackle it. I’m just adding the document here so I can access it easily later. research paper EXTENDED briefing with examples There was a lot of information, and I think I will digest it overtime. I like to think in steps because it helps me avoid getting overwhelmed by the magnitude of what is …

Artist Case Study 5: Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines

        Ever since I combined sculpture and canvas I have been searching for artists who have done the same in the past. I couldn’t find that many. Why was I looking? I guess because I believe that it always helps to build on existing works, and learn from them. One artists I did discover was Robert Rauschenberg. He apparently made art he called “Combines” which involved a cojoining of sculpture and painting. I decided to study a bit about him. Here is what he had to say about the process of his “Combines”: He claimed he “wanted …

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