Digital Works- Originals vs. Edited using Gimp

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Above I first applied a filter to the original, then superimposed coils to represent the hair. I also wanted to emphasize the jaw so a teacup was also superimposed, following the guideline of my chin. Through this i lost the definition of the nose so i drew in an outline.

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Here i made a collection of layers, half with no editing and the other half with various filters. I switched it off, original, non, original,non… to create the flashing. then in each frame i slowly moved the golden orb up, then halfway through i slowly started moving it down.

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This one was just a selection of different filters and an upping in the contrast of the colors.

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Here i added multiple layers of white squares and differed the opacity to create a tiled look, the4n superimposing a tie and mustache to mimic the preexisting ones. Bananas were layered in the back for comedic releif.

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All that was done here was converting the picture to black and white through a greyscale and then precisely coloring the tie in red.

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Magazine Article- Frantisek Kupka

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I chose Frantisek Kupka because he was an individual who has typically gone unnoticed in modern day appreciation of artists and their work. Especially given the fact that he was born nearly a decade prior to Picasso and was given little to no credit on the abstract revolution that he helped motivate. Not only did he believe art shouldn’t be bound by predetermined physical form, but also that color should be a representation of emotion, not just a replica.

Kupka led a simple life and wasn’t amazingly famous, especially during his lifetime. This really resonated with me because it reminds one that fame isn’t everything and that shouldn’t be an artist’s main goal. While not insanely wealthy or famous, Kupka still led an honorable life fighting in the war and was married to a strong woman. He seemed to be an all-around good person with a strong moral compass and an open mind, other traits I aspire to mimic.

He was a solid advocate for the Orphism movement, reinforcing the connection between art and music, relying more on feeling than pure analytical skill. Especially during the time period that he was artistically active (late1800’s) this was an extreme stretch outside the norm. I really liked this about him because it not only showed he was brave but that his main goal wasn’t to conform to the times idea of what “good art” is. He went with how he felt and it ended up rewarding him.