For today’s class we are just coming back from fall break, and we are suppose to have our five topics that interest us that could be possible senior seminar topics. We all rent around and talked about our topics and as a class with Nell’s help we are able to single out which topic we really wanted to focus on.
Most of the topics that I chose ranged from various topics of interest that I have just discovered and have been thinking about for quite some time. I also have my list of topics in my previous blog post, along with some notes from Nell and the class on what I should really focus in on. I am going to leave what I added here at the bottom of this paragraph. I just realized that none of the notes that I made within this post yesterday were saved, but that is okay. I will just recreate the notes right now.
- Portrait Painting/ Painters/ Photographers
Such Jordan Casteel, Kehinde Wiley, Omar Victor Diop, Basquiat, Kerry James Marshell
Im curious as to what conversation each artist having with their particular topics and how they all come together and relate to one another.
2. Fashion Photography- street style- globally impacts photography
I want to know how a photography decides what is presentable for the public.
3. Street style in fashion
So basically, these are my top topics of interest. Barb suggested that I focus on street style because that is “so me” and I seem to have personal enthusiasm when talking about this topic. Nell suggested that I focus on myself and how I use fashion as an art form of creative expression and this really spoke to me because for the first time I was thinking of my hobby as my own created medium of art such as painting or photography. I have always struggled with being a studio art major and not feeing any of the mediums that artist deal with and I couldn’t see fashion as art until brought it to my attention and that connection means a lot to me because I have found my own way to contribute to art in a way that makes me feel valid and confident. Because she like an painter practices drawing on a canvas of sketch book I practice fashion everyday with how dress and what I study when looking at other fashion influencers. This connection is profound and deeply hits me to a point where I feel like all the pieces are coming together.
From his connection, Nell wanted me to combine my first three ideas, because they are interconnected passions of mine. I liked this idea a lot and I was curious to know how I could relate fashion black artist to fashion and Nell pointed out that I could focus on black fashion designers and that got me really excited about all the things I could get into. In connection with street style and street style culture I can really start to ask the questions of what street style is and why photography is such a big part of street style and this questions would raise other questions such as what is fashion and why is it an important art form. what’s the difference between formal and natural street style. On top of all these questions I have to relate everything back to my interest in said question and thats really cool to me. I am actually really excited to get into a passion that comes so naturally to me.
I haven’t started much research because I don’t know where to start and am kinda lazy, but I will soon and I will update with blog post about my research and how I feel about what I am learning