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Pattern in Art - A Universal Language

Glenn Hirsch, Instructor

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Pattern in Art - A Universal Language

  1. 1. Pattern is a Universal Language in Art Glenn Hirsch, Instructor
  2. 2. Pattern is a Universal Language
  3. 3. Pattern is created by repetition Repetition creates rhythm Many rhythms Variety of rhythm Fast, slow, simple, complex
  4. 4. Tomb of Nakht 1500 BCE
  5. 5. Gustave Klimt, 1905
  6. 6. Deborah Oropallo, Tree, Violin, and Violinist, 1989Evenly space, repeated rhythms
  7. 7. Deborah Oropallo, Sioux Sox, 1989 Staggered, uneven rhythms
  8. 8. Repetition creates rhythm(s)
  9. 9. Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1445-1510) Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century because he emphasized flat color and pattern instead of deep shadow and modeled realism (e.g., late Michelangelo or Leonardo). But since1900 his work has been recognized for its breathtaking linear grace and voluptuous pattern.
  10. 10. Leonardo Botticelli
  11. 11. Birth of Venus 1475
  12. 12. Primevera, 1482
  13. 13. Detail from The Trials of Moses, Sistine Chapel
  14. 14. Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940) Vuillard lived with his mother, a dressmaker, until the age of sixty, and was very familiar with pattern. Much of his art is decorative with intricate patterns marked by a gentle humor and executed in a delicate, soft color.
  15. 15. David Salle (American 1952 - ) Salle helped define the “postmodern” sensibility of an art that wants the viewer to be very conscious of “style” and “culture.” He uses combinations of what appear to be randomly juxtaposed images using very different schools of art in the same piece, with a nod to pop art and pattern.
  16. 16. Fred Tomaselli (American, 1956 - ) Tomaselli is best known for his highly detailed paintings on wood panel, combining an array of unorthodox materials suspended in a thick layer of clear, epoxy resin and a maelstrom of pattern.
  17. 17. Lorraine Wilson Peters (American, 1959 - ) Lorraine is a former UC Berkeley Extension student.
  18. 18. Lorraine Wilson, 2000

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