How Many Art And How Many
art and how many technology in a architectural rendering
is a question that no doubt has many answers. Choosing
between art-based techniques and the possibilities
technology offers will depend on who the client is,
whether there is a deadline, architectural goals,
aesthetic aims, and other factors.
By definition, an architectural rendering is a means of
creating a two-dimensional image of a proposed space
that will occupy three dimensions. Traditional
approaches to rendering this kind of representation have
included pen and ink drawings, watercolors, and hand
drawn sketches. Now computer graphics offer yet another
path to convey the architects?vision.
While all the media listed above are all technologies,
how the hand based approaches are utilized and mixed
with one another is quite different from how a digital
program is handled. Moreover, comparing the new media of
today with the older, more traditional tools brings to
mind how the design and drawing aspects of architecture
have always combined art and science.
At its best, aesthetics and creative design are a part
of drawing. Hand drawing also is more likely to include
notations that point to the architect's style (and
Work done within a digital framework has less room for a
personal touch. Many architects supplement these tools
with hand sketches, claiming that architectural
visualization has more creative space in a pencil-driven
Balancing the perspectives brings to mind that
Brunelleschi dome design for the Cathedral of Florence
(1419-1436) drew upon his talents as both an artist and
engineer. His success, often attributed to his technical
and mathematical genius, brought more status to the role
of the architect. Yet, many see him more as an artist
because he is also credited with making the first
paintings that incorporate linear perspective.
As Brunelleschi's achievements remind us today, how many
art and how many technology in a architectural rendering
is not a problem with a specific answer. Possibly, as
architects pursue their creative work they reckon with
balancing the sides intuitively.
Looking For The Spirit In Thomas Kinkade Works
ever looked into a painting and could not stop stepping
into it? This can only happen when a painting is so life
like and austere that you simply cannot take your eyes
off it. This is how a paintings spirit takes you away.
This is how the spirit in Thomas Kinkade works catches
everyone that views it.
Some of the cottages that Kinkade paints make you want
to go and live in them. They are tucked into beautiful
and lush yards while at the same time giving off a
romantic sense that captures your heart and soul. Every
detail has attention paid to it, from the bricks in the
cottage to the blades of grass in the yards. All of the
paintings that Kinkade has done of cottages are each
individual and named, each one possessing its own
special kind of spirit.
Thomas Kinkade is a modern day Michelangelo. He has a
unique talent for distributing light and rich colors in
such a fashion that every detail is so real you can
almost reach out to touch them. Take for instance the
way that he plays with light from a setting sun.
The sunlight appears in his paintings to drench every
detail in perfection. You can feel the warmth from the
rays of sunlight he paints. There is no wonder he has
earned the name Painter of Light.
The landscapes that Kinkade paints are no doubt some of
the finest to ever have been painted. No matter if the
landscape is of the city or in a country setting, the
details are fine and each one plays its own in the
painting. You could sit for hours and pick out the
little things of interest in just one of Kinkades
The spirit in Thomas Kinkade works is the kind that
escorts you to another place, one that you might never
want to leave from. His works are delicate in many ways
and then strong in others. He has some of the best
balance ever in his work and it shows in every single
like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere."
G. K. Chesterton
"In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture,
colour creates the light."
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who
works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a
man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart
is an artist."
"The secret of all effective originality in advertising
is not the creation of new and tricky words and
pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures
into new relationships."
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art
is knowing which ones to keep."
"It is something to be able to paint a particular
picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few
objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve
and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which
we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality
of the day, that is the highest of arts."
Henry David Thoreau
"Water which is too pure has no fish."
Ts'ai Ken T'an
"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In
every generation the least cultivated taste has the
"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint,"
then by all means paint and that voice will be
Vincent van Gogh
"Go some distance away because the work appears smaller
and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack
of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."
Leonardo da Vinci
"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form
of an object be what it may - light, shade, and
perspective will always make it beautiful."
John Constable (1776 - 1837)
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid
Dr Edwin Land
"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939), Impressions and Comments
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy
is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of
looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at
Dr. Theodore Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss