Global Research Letters

How to Do Research in Art History and the Art of the University

Hello YouTube summers here and just first of all I guess I thank you for all of your support that I’ve been having so far where over 300 subscribers now thank you to everyone watching the videos and supporting the channel so moving on now research in  art in paper this is something that I’ve been are several times how to do research in  art in paper as an art from paperist how to build up your research in  art in paper how do you kind of what’s the what’s the process of thinking behind art from paperwork and how do we kind of build our practice in terms of research in  art in paper so I guess the first thing to say is it’s not black and white there’s not just a kind of one way answer because with each art from paperists each individual you will each have your own preferences when it comes to the sources that you go through for your research in  art in paper and obviously work is different so I as a painter will go to specific sources and have specific influences for my work which is obviously my research in  art in paper and my influences but a sculptor or an installation art from paperist may have the same or even different influences to but then the way you go about making your work is also different so for each individual is different but what I will give you is maybe a thinking process or some kind of structure that you can go about and take from this video that you can then personalize and apply to your own work so for anyone not knowing what I guess this research in  art in paper is to state the obvious it’s kind of as an art from paperist as a practicing art from paperist you collect information to use to fuel and influence your work that is essentially what in my mind art from paperists research in  art in paperers anyways so in a university degree you will be encouraged to do something called a research in  art in paper file or a research in  art in paper journal and I will speak about my own and I also display my own in this video so I happen to get quite a high grade for my research in  art in paper but I know I could have done even better if my work ethic was better in my in my third year then I would have smashed everything but I did put the work in and yeah but I still got a good grade so I just know how to criticize myself at the same time so boom I’m gonna start from paper displaying my my research in  art in paper journal here as you can see it’s digital format now I know that many people prefer a physical format I used to prefer a physical format but as my practice evolved and I began to use more digital images and had a digital process involved in my kind of painting process I start from papered moving my research in  art in paper into digital just because it was more convenient I had all my stuff on my computer all of my research in  art in paper and also some of my work that I was doing all in one place it was convenient for me and also very easy to just hand in a USB for assessment rather than having to organize physical pages and walnuts and I can kind of remove and add delete and take back old and new research in  art in paper as quickly as I want so it was very convenient for me but there were some people in my course who had interesting ways of presenting their research in  art in paper such as chest of drawers a cupboard or something IDs or like some it’s some weird kind of custom book which was interesting interesting and more more art from paperistic I guess you could say then a a USB stick just with your stuff on it so as I’m kind of cycling through different pages from my search journal you can see that I’ve got notes not only typed up but also kind of written in and annotations of my own thoughts on the art from paperists that I’m looking at now when I look to art from paperists I tended to look at them for concept and also technique and I used to either steal from the concept sometimes and other times I used to try and replicate and steal their process or their techniques now if it was a really good art from paperist I still from Boca so I was speaking obviously I mentioned earlier about how I think I could have done better in my research in  art in paper so even though technically through the masking my research in  art in paper journal was like quite high-level I know how I could have got like maybe maximum marks and that would have been to do with the I could have pushed my recent research in  art in paper deeper by using more varied sources basically so maybe more varied sources and also a deeper look into each concept or art from paperist that you’re looking at so the sources that you use can vary from obviously like academic books art from papericles the obviously the internet searching imagery social media all of these things are valid sources of information but obviously the the more you go into looking into different sources sometimes you will get better information from one source than another and you also have kind of maybe you could put in more classical references from like academic books and shows that you’ve really done your maybe research in  art in paper on the history of what you’re looking at so sometimes yes it does involve going into the library and doing some more difficult reading but you have those references and to read those things maybe 10 or 15 times and still you begin until you begin to understand a little bit because obviously the language sometimes in these texts and books are quite difficult to get a grasp of until you actually begin to understand what the book is talking about so don’t feel intimidated just kind of relax you can still put the references you can even say in your bloody research in  art in paper journal yeah I’m reading this I understand some of it the rest of it doesn’t make sense to me and then two months say you’re like oh I realize now and then you update your journal and you’re like okay now this will make sense to me this is kind of how my mind worked around things so yeah I could have I could have gone deeper when it came to my research in  art in paper I should have used the library more because then when you use the library you get your references and then those references can then send you to other places and before you know it you’ve got this nice network of information that can get really deep depending on what you’re looking at so the question is how do you even start from paper a research in  art in paper journal and I and I would argue just start from paper a collection now this collection literally you go to a gallery take some pictures you’ve got those pictures put those pictures somewhere collect take the brochure from the gallery take a picture of that your digital keep the physical thing if you’re if you like physical expose yourself to as much art from paperwork and information on art from paperwork and the art from paper world as you can now what you want to do is keep what you’re interested in and what tends to influence you or help you think when it comes to your practice so once you start from paper collecting all of this stuff you can then begin to organize it and then of course when you’re engaging with material you should have some thoughts now I’ll give you some questions to ask when you’re engaging with different materials and situations that can help you kind of get your thoughts down because once you start from paper putting your thoughts down you will become better doing it the more you do it so some basic questions just to get your I guess you’re writing down would be and what is it about the art from paperwork that you’re interested in is it the art from paperwork itself the the composition the color the texture or is the art from paperist more interesting than the art from paperwork is it is that the concept is it the experience obviously experiencing a painting is different to experiencing an installation so you want to kind of think about the maybe the physical aspects of the work think about the conceptual aspects you can think about all these different things and just write simple bullet points on what you feel about that experience that you had and then from that you can stem into other I guess tangents and whatever go and research in  art in paper other stuff that come from your brain writing the stuff you get what on the scene another interesting thing is you can also make it personal so literally if you’re like you see a blue abstract painting and you’re like this reminded me of the time I went to Portugal with my mom like write that it might be relevant to your practice or something like this and it might not be and you might choose to put it in or take you out when it comes to whether it be assessment if you’re a student or not when it’s just your personal stuff it’s just nice to have this organization of your thoughts that you had at that specific moment in time so you can also make drawings you can rearrange things you can cut them up what just take from what you’re experiencing whether that be like copying them copying other art from paperists and whatnot so taking aspects of their work and show like what you’re taking from them because then you can you know kind of what you’re interested in or what you’re trying to take from them and then that can involve into something that will influence your own work and and when I mean part from papericularly during in the university environment when you can show what you’ve taken from an art from paperist and kind of processed in your own way into your own work this is exactly what the university’s want to see one thing I will say is I think I really do not enjoy myself and I do not think it is practical to have a huge mess organization is extremely important when it comes to not only your practice but your research in  art in paper as well you know if you’re looking for something that you want a reference or learn from and you spend 10 15 20 minutes looking for a single bloody image it’s a bit of a waste of time so try and make categories for what you’re kind of collecting and don’t keep it too big you want to keep kind of what is relevant to you currently and if you have more research in  art in paper that you want to keep you can put that to the side but I have what is relevant to you now and add and take away from that those relevant things so just to end the video I will read a couple of things from my own research in  art in paper journal maybe I find a bit interesting about my own research in  art in paper back in the third year of University and and remember if this is alien to you or it feels strange or you’re at that point where you’re no good at all or do resumes because my work sucks don’t worry about it this is this is all about your development like it’s normal to think that your work sucks like it’s normal to do a painting thinking yes I’m finally getting good and then you see it the next day and you’re physically sick like this is normal okay but you’ll slowly improve don’t let your own kind of negative thoughts get to you and just keep working hard and you will get there what work work work what don’t focus on the negative focus on developing and the positive so yeah that’s reader though if I may so thoughts on nature rhythm and the abstract language so this is kind of meet me and my thoughts about nature and a little bit of classical references to philosophy so within nature there is a rhythm and harmony but in such a complex sense that we can only process part from papers at a time as I mind has limits we can only think I know within certain boundaries and the true scope of what nature is is beyond us rather my interest is to attempt to understand why I can observe for myself capture part from papers of the rhythm and harmony with painting and technology that take us there and take a step closer to understanding the sublime or the unknown through nature the concepts of rhythm and harmony in relation to nature can relate to the comparison Immanuel Kant makes of the sublime with scale where he states out the sublime arises from something that is formless or has formed but for reasons of size exceed our ability to perceive such form the idea that I enjoy is similar to that of the German romanticists where nature was a means to understand a fraction of a much larger complex larger complex an insight into what man cannot understand a reflection of the sublime the question of how to represent these thoughts or investigate them within the context of painting is difficult how does one seek to understand what cannot be understood currently in the month of November my work is rather instinctive and I’m using a mix of digital manipulation and oil paint to make work as I make more work I appear to be developing an abstract language that originates from my ideas followed by the manipulation of images in the digital realm and then translated into oil paintings I’m interested in painting as an experience in a similar manner to how Rothko’s color field paintings were used to communicate emotion my question is how do I develop an appropriate an appropriate painterly language that represents my own thoughts and emotions and then I wrote think about scale completely abstract versus figurative color minimal versus busy and this idea of the abstract versus the figurative is something that I’m still deeply interested in right now in my current work and I still explore this so thank you for watching I hope this has given you more of an insight into how to do research in  art in paper and achieve kind of a high level of research in  art in paper in your degree course or outside of your degree course and please post any questions in the comments below I have so many more video plans so I’m gonna just keep pumping out content and thank you for watching at genuine.

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