TRANSFORMATION:OPERATIONAL TECHNIQUES         Adapted from          Art Synectics      By: Nicholas Roukes
MAGNIFICATIONThe reconstruction of an object on a much larger scale.                    Spoonbridge and Cherry            ...
MAGNIFICATIONThe reconstruction of an object on a much larger scale.                       Unknown Title                  ...
MINIFICATIONMaking an object appear smaller.     Warning Line Does Not Matter, No.                 Wu Wei
MULTIPLICATIONRepeating images or forms within a composition.    Golconda Reneé Magritte
SUBSTITUTIONChanging the original qualities of objects and surfaces.      Hiding in the City No. 86            Lu Bolin
SUBSTITUTIONChanging the original qualities of objects and surfaces.      Hiding in the City No. 86            Lu Bolin   ...
REVERSALSReversing color, perspective, functions, size, or laws of nature.                       The Madonna of Port Lliga...
FRAGMENTATIONSplitting or fragmenting objects or images.              Galatea of the Spheres                  Salvador Dali
PARTIAL DELINEATIONPresenting only a portion of the object in its finished state.                            Slaves        ...
DISTORTION  Changing an object or an image by deformation, distortion, orprogressive states of degradation: burned, dissol...
DISGUISINGThe use of latent or hidden images; obscuring the qualities of      an object by wrapping, masking, or camoflagin...
METAMORPHOSISDepicting an image in progressive states of change.                       Reptiles                     M.C. E...
METAMORPHOSISDepicting an image in progressive states of change.                   Mi Esposa Desnuda                      ...
TRANSMUTATIONA radical form of metamorphosis; creating Jekyll-and-Hyde   transformations, mutation, alterations, hybridiza...
SIMULTANEITYPresenting several views or time modes simultaneously.                      I and the Village                 ...
SOFT FOCUSChanging the focus on all or part of the image.                  Abdullah’s Prayer                   Maggie Taylor
TRANSFERENCEThe intrusion of an object or element into a space not                   normally its own.                    ...
TRANSFERENCEThe intrusion of an object or element into a space not                   normally its own.                    ...
COLLAPSING VOLUMERendering 3D objects to appear flat, (or reverse, flat objects                      to appear 3D)          ...
ANIMATIONInanimate Objects can be made “to come to life”; subjects             can be given human qualities.              ...
ANIMATIONInanimate Objects can be made “to come to life”; subjects             can be given human qualities.              ...
PROGRESSIVE IMAGE BREAKDOWNSubjecting an image to treatment that deteriorates, obscures,       or break down into simple s...
POSITIVE NEGATIVE REVERSALUsing the negative space to define an image.                 Standing Woman              Alexande...
POSITIVE NEGATIVE REVERSALUsing the negative space to define an image.                   Untitled                Jerry Uels...
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    1. 1. TRANSFORMATION:OPERATIONAL TECHNIQUES Adapted from Art Synectics By: Nicholas Roukes
    2. 2. MAGNIFICATIONThe reconstruction of an object on a much larger scale. Spoonbridge and Cherry Claes Oldenburg
    3. 3. MAGNIFICATIONThe reconstruction of an object on a much larger scale. Unknown Title Tetsuya Ishida
    4. 4. MINIFICATIONMaking an object appear smaller. Warning Line Does Not Matter, No. Wu Wei
    5. 5. MULTIPLICATIONRepeating images or forms within a composition. Golconda Reneé Magritte
    6. 6. SUBSTITUTIONChanging the original qualities of objects and surfaces. Hiding in the City No. 86 Lu Bolin
    7. 7. SUBSTITUTIONChanging the original qualities of objects and surfaces. Hiding in the City No. 86 Lu Bolin (In case you missed it, artist Lu Bolin camouflages himself to disappear into his surroundings)
    8. 8. REVERSALSReversing color, perspective, functions, size, or laws of nature. The Madonna of Port Lligat Salvador Dali
    9. 9. FRAGMENTATIONSplitting or fragmenting objects or images. Galatea of the Spheres Salvador Dali
    10. 10. PARTIAL DELINEATIONPresenting only a portion of the object in its finished state. Slaves Michaelangelo
    11. 11. DISTORTION Changing an object or an image by deformation, distortion, orprogressive states of degradation: burned, dissolved, decomposed, crushed, cracked, etc. Soft Construction with Boiled Beans Salvador Dali
    12. 12. DISGUISINGThe use of latent or hidden images; obscuring the qualities of an object by wrapping, masking, or camoflaging. Wrapped Reichstag The Kiss Christo and Jean Claude Renee Magritte
    13. 13. METAMORPHOSISDepicting an image in progressive states of change. Reptiles M.C. Escher
    14. 14. METAMORPHOSISDepicting an image in progressive states of change. Mi Esposa Desnuda M.C. Escher
    15. 15. TRANSMUTATIONA radical form of metamorphosis; creating Jekyll-and-Hyde transformations, mutation, alterations, hybridizations, re-materializatons The Wounded Dear Frida Kahlo
    16. 16. SIMULTANEITYPresenting several views or time modes simultaneously. I and the Village Marc Chagall
    17. 17. SOFT FOCUSChanging the focus on all or part of the image. Abdullah’s Prayer Maggie Taylor
    18. 18. TRANSFERENCEThe intrusion of an object or element into a space not normally its own. Le Temps Traversé Reneé Magritte
    19. 19. TRANSFERENCEThe intrusion of an object or element into a space not normally its own. Woman Who Loves Fish Maggie Taylor
    20. 20. COLLAPSING VOLUMERendering 3D objects to appear flat, (or reverse, flat objects to appear 3D) Drawing Hands M.C. Escher
    21. 21. ANIMATIONInanimate Objects can be made “to come to life”; subjects can be given human qualities. Some Roses and their Phantoms Dorothea Tanning
    22. 22. ANIMATIONInanimate Objects can be made “to come to life”; subjects can be given human qualities. L’Ange du Foyer Max Ernst
    23. 23. PROGRESSIVE IMAGE BREAKDOWNSubjecting an image to treatment that deteriorates, obscures, or break down into simple shapes or patterns. The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory Salvador Dali
    24. 24. POSITIVE NEGATIVE REVERSALUsing the negative space to define an image. Standing Woman Alexander Archipenko
    25. 25. POSITIVE NEGATIVE REVERSALUsing the negative space to define an image. Untitled Jerry Uelsmann
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