Christo and Jeanne claude
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born June 13 1935 in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. He was born into a Bulgarian industrialist family. Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat was born June 13 1936 as well in Casablanca, Morocco. She was born into a French military family. She died November 18, 2009 in New York City because of a brain aneurysm. Christo and Jeanne-Claude are best known for their environmental work. The purpose of their art is to create works of art or joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. Others disagree with the artists and think that they have a more deeper meaning with there artwork but the artist deny this and just say it is for the immediate aesthetic impact. I was first interested in there artwork when I saw them in class. I went home and did some research of my own and was impressed of how there artwork is more on a large scale than a small canvas. There most notable works is Running Fence and The Gates but, my favorite piece was Surrounded Islands
This is in response to Julieta Rivardero’s Tag, You’re It post. Now I am tagging Lea Leonard! Good Luck
For this self portrait I framed my upper body with candles in different glass jars. By using these different styled jars they created different shadows on the floor. I put simple tea light candles in the jars to create a soft light.
For this self portrait, I used a long exposure to make the jar blurry but my face crystal clear. To make the jar blurry I moved it in circles very slowly making it look ghostly.
In this self portrait, I used a type of lighting that we studied in school called broad lighting. This lighting is supposed to light up the broad side of your face creating a dramatic effect on the shorter side of the face.
For this self portrait, I used a tea light candle and a mason jar to create the bright shadow. I put my hair down for this picture to have some texture near the candle light.