Archive for October, 2015

CUBISM only existed in the past.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The most interesting thing about today’s class is a question we talked about—-

“Is a painting nowadays still been counted as a CUBISM work if it’s painted in cubism style?”

After the group discussion at class, the conclusion is :

maybe those works could have similarity on the visual style, but the philosophy and value behind the works are completely different.

I think art works al being created based on different social, history, political or cultural background.  To understand clearly of the meaning behind an art work is the key to separate the works with similar visual style. In another words, no matter technically or literally, the work nowadays with a cubism visual style cannot be count as CUBISM work since they are being created with completely different background. But we might still use the sense of feeling in CUBISM work, like the way of  not obeying traditional viewpoint to draw/do work but draw/do work in a abstract, exaggerated view point.

The “Cubism” painting our group draw for each other at class.



Getting to know about DADA and Surrealism 

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015


At the second CTS class, we learned about DADA and Surrealism through essence theories and various artists who play an important role in each art movement. Questioning, discussing and playing the game is also our way of leaning, I feel great by leaning through this way lead by our course tutor at class.

I think Dada use a very extreme way to question about art. They definitely overthrow the whole art world, or maybe not only art world, but also overthrow the traditional aesthics in this world. They create chaos and find out a whole new WAY OF SEEING ART. Everything that been consciously given the meaning represent the ART, which leads the whole world to step up on a new standpoint of how we feel and know about the things that matter in our life.  Art is not only about beauty and pleasure. After Dada, art can go deep into the most preposeterous and the most contraversial part that fuilled with paradox of the world, which depict the diversity and madness of this world much better than before.

  • Key Words Summary of—-


Challenging,Questioning, irritating, conceptual, madness


playful,  humorous, representational, imaginative, strong visual impact


Here is four Exquisite Corpse drawing of our group;) I like them so much, so surprising~


Here is the Book research we did at the 40 minutes in library for today’s class. And we looked into the books related to our group’s topic: self-identity.

We chhhose to search for topic about Feamine identity related books. 
  Woman head on Miltary style dress up girl.
At last, I put my process of doing a Dadaist Poem:

find a interesting picture on Internet.

I think it really reveal the sprint of DADA in a ironic contemporary way.   


Start the Journey of searching Modernism with CTS class

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Last Thursday is the first class of CTS, and our teacher Sharon told us we are going to learn about Modernism by studying those decent and change it brought to society. What Sharon also taught us about how to explore the theme we are going to learn is, to Research, to Do Critical thinking, to Question, to Analyze and to Collaborate. We were been shown of some art pieces at class and been asked to make a guess about when they were been created and discuss those paintings. Unfortunately I have no idea about the history of them, so I just get one answer almost close to the right time.  At the end of class, we were asked to think about as much as subject that can be connected with Modernism in our mind, and I chose self-identity to talk about.

The development of Technology and social media really changed society a lot, and they still do. But the social network derived from them really change the way people see themselves. And  I think the change of self-identity influenced by We Media represent Modernism at present.

Those people who cannot live without social network regard their words as some kind of public speaking. And they care about their identities based on their figure set up with social network. In the meantime, social network give equal right for everyone to show themselves, not only politicians, celebrities or news media can spread the effect, normal people can do that as well. Youtube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, there are so many various platforms for people to “publish” about how they see and think of this world, like the critic of politics, the judge of news, the knowledge and experiences, etc… people speak for themselves on We Media. The world is following Andy Warhol’s theory of 15 minutes of fame.

How modernism innovates society is just like how social network do. They are both revolutionary(We Media change the way people communicate, expand ideas and create big effect), democratic(everyone has the right and opportunity to “speak” loud) , subjective(We Media is subjective since it’s based on the only one person’s mind) , and reveal the individuality(still, it’s based on specific one’s personality and activities) . After all, our opinions shows how we see this world, and if can be spread to everyone, that definitely influence how people see themselves, aka, self-identify.

Besides the above, I also look into the Modernism in my daily life. I select some pictures of architecture I took while I wondering around Primrose Hill not only because I found them beautiful but also because of those building reminds me about modernism.  I think that’s how I feel about Modernism for now.

All those LINES and CURVES were designed without any more decoration but only based on function and simplicity. I like the structure revealed with a sense of ordered lines and all those texture of material been used.  I also found those geographical elements create a kind of silent but vivid movement between the structures, which is really fascinating.


  this budiling is amzing…

  this one is amazing too!!!! it’s just so different from normal buildings. It reminds me of some film depict about Utopia…

    the reputation of the same elements

tumblr_nw4sydl2dH1rgp5yeo1_540 do a sketch of this photo I took on the bridge to the Tate Modern

  • the style of Tate Modern’s  outlook is really modernism..