Assignment 1- Contrast
Contrast as one of the fundamental principles in design theory and at the Bauhaus school of Art & Design founded in 1919 John Itten conducted the basic course based on the simple single concept of Contrast. Itten had the intention to ‘awaken a vital feeling for the subject through personal observation’
This assignment follows the early projects set by Ittens. Part one involves presenting a series of 8 pairs of images displaying opposite contrasts and the second part of the assignment is to create one image that demonstrates contrast ‘in one picture’
The first 8 pairs speak for themselves.
Sweet & Sour
Diagonal & Round
Still & Moving
Many & Few
Straight & Curved / Intermittent & Continuous
Dry & Wet
Low & High
Hard & Soft
For the final image to show contrast in one picture I spent a long while looking for that contrast in the real world and posted some examples I found within my learning log. However for the purpose of this assignment I have decided to attempt something I have never tried before – Still Life.
The image is balanced Horizontally and Vertically using the Golden Intersections as guides in an 8×10 format. Shot with natural light at 35mm f4.2, 1/8th sec, ISO 100.
The image aims to capture the Contrasts of:
Sweet & Sour, Sharp & Blunt, Soft & Hard, Diagonal & Round