• Shaded relief
  • Shaded relief
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • In-situ perspective
  • In-situ perspective
  • Shaded reliefShaded relief
  • Shaded relief
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • In-situ perspective
  • Shaded relief
  • Shaded relief
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Shaded relief
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Three-dimensional interpretation
  • Shaded relief
  • In-situ perspective
  • In-situ perspective
  • In-situ perspective

Description

An examination of two-dimensional abstract artworks and their three-dimensional interpretation, using analogue models, as well as image-based spatial representations.

The starting point for the practical work was a selection of well-known abstract artworks from the fields of concrete art, colour-field painting and hard-edge painting. The unifying feature of the selected paintings was the more or less articulated geometric painting style – with two-dimensional colour zones delineating one another. The students were asked to examine the structure and impact of individual example paintings, and subsequently to interpret them as three-dimensional bodies. In the first step, the two-dimensional example images were translated into monochrome relief-like visual figures via the application of shading gradients. Next, they were transferred to three-dimensional space by means of model making. Finally, the bodies created in this way were perspectively transposed to a photographic visual context using photography and digital montage. In addition to teaching digital image-processing and montage techniques, the aim was to encourage spatial imagination and to demonstrate the scope for interpretation between two-dimensional and spatial representation.

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Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
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Student: Tanguy Dyer
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Tanguy Dyer
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Tanguy Dyer
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
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Student: Tanguy Dyer
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Montage
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Student: Tanguy Dyer
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Montage
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Student: Tanguy Dyer
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Technique: Image editing
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Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Montage
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Student: Constanza Zeni
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Hugo Wakin
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Hugo Wakin
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Hugo Wakin
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Hugo Wakin
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Hugo Wakin
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Philippe Steiner
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Marcel Weimar
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Marcel Weimar
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Lionel Durand
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Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Lionel Durand
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Ester Galli
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Manon Cornu
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Manon Cornu
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Model building
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Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Image editing
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Student: Sofia Gozzi
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Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: Sofia Gozzi
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Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: David Viladomiu
Teaching Module: Transpose
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2015
Student: David Viladomiu