Friday, May 6, 2011


What is your favorite color?

How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?
new car:      very 
underwear:   not very 
tv set:  somewhat
winter coat:       very
What is your 2nd favorite color?
"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"
"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"


Which of the following statements applies to you more?

"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?
older objects
"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"
wild animals
"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"
Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of:

houses & buildings
Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?
Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with:
Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion?
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
"Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do."
life in a different way than they normally do

Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

"I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic, I might as well be looking at a photography"
"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?"
ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life
"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?"
more playful
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?
 soft curves
"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?"
geometric patterns
"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?"
brush strokes
Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart?
"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?"
"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?"
"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?"
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?

full wall

"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings."
"If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?"
"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?"
"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?"
"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?"
group of people
"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?"
partially clothed
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?

the degree to which you like the painting

What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like?
"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."
Pablo Picasso-favorable
Norman Rockwell-favorable
Jackson Pollock-unfavorable
Salvador Dali-favorable
Leroy Neiman-very unfavorable
Claude Monet-favorable
Rembrandt-very favorable
Andy Warhol-very favorable
Georgia O'Keefe-unfavorable
"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?"
sports star
"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?
not at all
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
1. there is not an art museum in my area: not a reason
2. I do not have enough spare time: minor  
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art:  not a reason
4. the cost of admission is too expensive: not a reason
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art:  not a reason
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts?
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public?
no they shouldn't 
"When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?"
Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes?
What is your gender?

Lecture 6 Poems

1.Polar ice burger daddy

2.Dead fries friday black

3.Booby nice flower kings

Lecture 9

1. Do you think that your answers  are similar or different from most Americans? In what ways are they similar, and different?
I think that this question really cant be asked like this i mean everyone has there own opinion on what they think is wanted or not wanted and based off a survey i don't think this is to accurate.
2. Which questions do you think  would be the most helpful if  one was using market research to design new paintings for sale? What questions would you ask differently, or leave out entirely?
Do you like this piece or do you not like this piece I think its that easy.
3. Would this work? Why or why not?
i dont think this would work just because its not accurate at all. because art is based off of opinions.

Big Idea

For my big idea I drew an flower on an canvas and put a flower in front of it.I never used pastels on canvas before and I probably never will, but the flower symbolizes me, and the pot is me and my uncomfortable state of mind.I was gonna connect the canvas and the pot but i realized that would connect me too much to the pot, so i put it outside of it, to show no connection. It came out pretty good, except my flowers were a bit sketchy.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Color Masonite Project

Its a flower

SRL Lecture 8

Dante Chaney

            SRL is a type of motorized website that has to do with machines, they make things that have to do with things like sex, war, etc. The main attraction to me was some of the older war type stuff that they had, almost perfect replicas depending on your opinion. All of these different things are outlined in the web sites, archive, and photos.
            Looking at fantasies, this web site appeals to those who like stuff like old war movies. Some Star Wars fans this may be a fantasy to, those who like to build robots, or like robotic movies.  This may be a fantasy to mechanics, or engineers, that look at different parts of the piece itself. People that love to read blue prints, im sure that you get the picture.  In high school the robotics team built stuff that sort of look like that of which is on that website.
            I really cant compare SRL to anything, I mean if you think of things like transformers it really doesn’t match up, because transformers has to do with things like vehicles, the things that I saw really didn’t look like that, whats on this page it looks like an project put together with all different parts. There alike because technology is moving at a extremely high pace right now, it seems to be kind of flying, and being that most of the things on this website is older looking technology its still pretty good. The difference is now we see technology in phones, or with anything that has to do with wifi or something. Even technology that doesn’t really appeal to anybody doesn’t match or compare to what there doing over here.
            The reason this really don’t promote anything,  is because its only appealing to those who like that type of stuff. I hated the web site when I first saw it, because it just wasn’t cutting it just didn’t make me look like man this is nice. I just thought it was someone that was trying to start a business thru there garage, or something like that. I just thought it was like other stuff that I watched like some myth busters stuff it seem like. I don’t know just my opinion. This would promote if they would actually have things that  appeal to everyone no matter who the crowd is.