Blog Prompt #3 Narrrative and Nonnarrative
Read pg 342-365
In your blog response define narrative and nonnarrative as they pertain to art-making, and share how your raster project will be utilizing this/these methods.
Narrative is storytelling. There are steps to follow such as discussed in the reading that a traditional narrative “the first event causes the second, which results in the third, and so on until the conclusion is reached.” They are mostly character driven, and dependent on interplay between cause and effect. There is usually conflict. Non-narrative is made of categorical, rhetorical, and sequential. Categorial is based on exploration of a single concept, action or emotion. In rhetorical sequential images are used to present argument. Sequential art may purely be abstract. “In a well-designed book or film, changes in color, shape, texture, and movement can provide all the information needed for a compelling piece.” I am still unsure where I am going with my project, I have many ideas, there are some surreal ideas. I am undecided what exactly I want to portray.
Manhattan Look West 96-Abelardo Morell
I was inspired by Abelardo Morell, I love black & white film photography so I really wanted to do something along the lines of camera obscura art. Instead of using furniture & bedroom scenes as Abelardo does, I want to work with the human body. I don’t have a clear vision of what my project will be but something along these lines.
Blog Reading Response
“The capability to invade images and create invisible alterations to photographs, thereby undermining its accepted “truth,” authority, and authenticity through a seamless process of retouching and editing is a destabilization of the image. It has created a crisis of belief which has political implications. We can no longer rely on the old system of “truth in images.”” Art in the age of digital simulation. Pg 155
I think this sentence pertains a lot to what we have already been discussing about truth in photography. To me it means that by altering the image we are changing the truth to it. The new technology we have makes it so that the slightest to most extreme alteration is not noticed. Some images are created to tell truth with manipulation. An example of this is where an image of Saddam Hussein was changed so that he had a mustache like Hitler’s, the image was created into a poster & was on wall streets. There is a lot of this sort of image manipulation being used. With technology advancing its hard to believe any image is without alteration since its no longer the days of black & white film photography.