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Foundations of Design : REPRESENTATION, SEM1, 2018 M2 JOURNAL - FLATNESS vs PROJECTION Elan L

995424 Emmanuel Cohen, Studio

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WEEK 3 READING: LEGER, LE CORBUSIER, AND PURISM

Question 1: What is Pictorial Space according to Le Corbusier? (Maximum 100 words) Le Corbusier describes Pictorial Space as irremediable space viewed from a distance, that cannot be entered or circulated through, and is therefore eternally resigned to frontality. Texture is utilised to create depth, distance and colour.

Question 2: The Flatness of Le Corbusier’s painting’s are attributable to two properties. What are they? And what are these pitted against?(Maximum 100 words) Le Corbusier believed the use of black could not be utilised in a fundamentally frontal world, and therefore denied the use of blackness in shading to create depth; thus creating ambiguous shadows and contributing to a sense of flatness in his paintings. This flatness across his works can also be attributed to Le Corbusier’s merging of shading and colour. He does this not to show differentiation between the objects but to emphasise how one perceives the image.

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MARIO’S WORLD

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1ST MARIO’S WORLD

Axonometric projection of Image 1 demontrated in pencil.

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COMBINED MARIO’S WORLD

Combined axonometric projection of Image 1 and 2 demonstrated in fineliner

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WEEK 4 READING: AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION: NEW GEOMERTIES AND OLD ORIGINS Question 1: Explain the difference between Pictoral (in this case perspectival) space and Projection? (Maximum 100 words) Pictorial space is illusory space within a two dimensional representation. It cannot be moved through and only viewed from a distance. Pictorial space shows subjective representations, converging vanishing points, producting a distorted view of objects. It’s subjective to the viewer, not showing the exact scale, changing depending on the viewpoint. Projection however is a way of representing objects within pictorial space. It is measureable and precise, portraying actual measurements. Unlike Pictorial space, it aims towards objectivity, revealing hidden space by combining perspective.

Question 2: Where did Axonometric projection first arise, and why? (Maximum 100 words) Axonometric projection has its origins in ancient visual practices however it’s earliest systemativ description occoured in a military context. It was originally used to chard the three dimentional trajectories of artillery projectiles. Axonometric projection was found useful in an architectural context as it combined aspects of perspective drawings with the ability to represent consistant measurements.

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ILLUSTRATED MARIO’S NEW WORLD

Finalised combination of Image 1 and 2. This completed version includes colours, shading and additional creative aspects to allow for depth and character development of the world.

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APPENDIX

Process of creating projection 2

Overlaying projection one and two in preparation for fineliner

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Journal  

Foundations of Design: Representation Module Two: Journal

Journal  

Foundations of Design: Representation Module Two: Journal

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