Truly Virtual Web Art Museum
Truly Virtual Web Art Museum is not just a creative platform through which to
view art but a vast resource with a countless number of creative films and
installations. With such an ample selection to choose from you may easily miss
out on a spectacular piece or video, and so what follows are my personal
favorites that I wouldn’t want any users to miss out on.
Bloomers in Honolulu
is a particularly beautiful art film which presents a variety of artwork that
depicts scenes of flowers in bloom, plant life, and their surrounding
environment. The selection of paintings in this film is quite varied, going from
colourful and vibrant plant life with eye catching backgrounds to pieces that
are very selective in their use of color and focus on using the contrast between
bright and dark to attract the viewer’s attention.
not only does this film show many creative and stunning paintings but it also
provides an insight into how different artists have distinctive views on similar
objects, as demonstrated by the collection of diverse art in this video.
Island, a Hawaiian Paradise
is indeed a massive island that no visitor can hope to completely see and
witness with their own eyes, but thankfully this video gives us an of what it
would be like to experience some of the amazing natural beauty to be found on
the island. From the view of Hawaii’s shoreline as seen from the beaches to a
roadside surrounded by trees and greenery this video gives great insight into
what a citizen of the island experiences and what they see day to day.
nature centric essence of this film in particular is lovely because when you
think of Hawaii you don’t usually imagine its forests and greenery but merely
its beaches and hotels that contribute to its status as a tropical getaway. This
short film is an essential watch for those who want a greater perspective into
the natural habitat that can be seen upon this amazing island.
A rt Express
a particular fan of this film as the main subject manner happens to be abstract
art, a genre which I especially enjoy. The abstract paintings chosen for the
film are quite varied but that is only to be expected as artists, especially
abstract artists, all have different ideas and modes of expression.
entirety of the video is a joy to watch as each painting is very unique and
distinct and each stands out by using colors in unique ways, such as for added
vibrancy or to create a feeling of simplicity. The paintings also depict very
different scenes, sometimes focusing on a singular landscape and other times
completely abandoning the idea of creating recognizable locations and ultimately
leaving it up to you to derive your own meaning from the piece.
opposed to focusing on abstract art, as the film ‘Art
Express’ does, Hoosier Country (Indiana University, Bloomington) selects pieces that use realism as a source
of inspiration and focus. The artwork in this film depicts landscapes (American
Midwestern) in new and interesting ways while still maintaining a sense of
realism. The artists’ creative modes of expression came through by making some
objects more blurred and less distinct than they are in reality or taking a few
features away from something to make a statement. I very much appreciated the
use of simple colors and shapes used throughout the film are it adds to the
realism of the pieces.
Digital Art (by
Rodney Pygoya Chang)
the film ‘Early Digital Art’ we once again run into the abstract genre of
art, but this time we see it mix with the concept of simplicity in very original
ways. With these choice selections there is a sense of simplicity, especially in
the ways the colors were selected and used and the shapes used to depict scenery
or the human body. In many cases what the art is attempting to depict is easy to
discern but it is presented in original ways with colors we would never usually
associate with the object or landscape in the scene, and as such it is a great
film to watch if you are looking to challenge your perspective.
So those were just a few of my favorite art films from the selection available on the site. I hope that you take the time to watch them for yourself and explore the rest of the Truly Virtual Web Art Museum and enjoy what it has to offer you.
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