Laleh Golafshani

Monday, November 27, 2006

Project Proposal for Bones of the Master

After reading the book, I found Tsung Tai to be a patient, caring, calm and earthy human being. I see him as a peaceful, spiritual person who loves nature. He wants to share his wisdom and his passion for buddha with everyone around him. Tsung tai loved his hometown and it's very important to him because that's where he's from, and it's his culture. That's why I want to do a series of Tibetan landscapes for this fnal project to represent his home, culture and where he comes from.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bones of the Master

Questions regarding the book "Bones of the Master"

1. Humorous, inspirational, educational, poetry, warmth, friendship, commitment, love, courageous, sad, wonderful, influential, truthful, life, realistic.

2. When reading the book, I see cool and neutral colors. Colors that represent nature and colors that represent Sung Tai's patient and warm personality when he talks to george about his life and work.

3. I'm not sure yet because I haven't yet finished the book due to late shipping.

4. Tsung Tsai to me is such a unique character. Or maybe he is more of one to me than anyone else since I haven't heard a lot about people like him. He is very much devoted to what he does and he wants to educate people through his work.

5. George stands out to me in that he really cares and wants to know more and more about Tsung Tsai's life and meanings behind them. He is a writer trying to work with tsung tsai to understand everything about him and his passion towards Buddha.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Topic research: Circus animal cruelty

Circus Animal Cruelty

Source Citation: Cataldi, Suzanne Laba. "Animals and the concept of dignity: critical reflections on a circus performance." Ethics & the Environment 7.2 (July 2002): 104. Expanded Academic ASAP. Thomson Gale. Massachusetts College of Art. 6 Nov. 2006.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bibliography for Robert Capa Presentation

Works Cited

Whelan, Richard. Robert Capa Photographs.1st edition. New York: Alfered a.Knopt, Inc,1985.1-242

Whelan, Richard. Robert Capa. New York: Alfered a.Knopt, Inc, 1985.1-342

"Robert Capa." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 66. Thomson Gale, 2005.
Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2006.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rubin Museum

The artwork “The Holder of the Sakya” has a great use of color. The piece as a whole is vibrant, especially the red and the dark blue; they have intensity. Yet at the same time, there is also a use of neutral color in the artwork. Mainly the back ground colors are reduced in intensity: such as the pink, orange, white, green, light blue, and yellow. They color used for the skin of the main figure is not a very local color. In the objective world the skin is not normally peachy pink. The use of primary and secondary colors help to make the artwork a brighter/richer one. The figure is very important and to emphazise that, it was represented larger than the rest of the figures and it was centralized in the composition. There are warm colors through out the piece, like red, orange, pink, and yellow. There is emotion in the artwork and the warm colors represent warmth. The colors draw me into the piece. Just looking at it interests me. The colors are the first things my eyes see, because of their intensity, followed by the enlarged figure in the center.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Chinese Scholar Rock Collection

Object in the spirit of Chinese Nature Art

I was drawn to this object because of it's red color. Red is considered a happy color for many. And looking at the red candle holder I see a carefree, relaxed world. Where everyone loves eachother and there is peace. I see a kind, gentle world with warmth. The candle holder has a clear, transparent quality and I relate that to an honest and true world.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Laleh's Album Link for Peabody Museum Photos

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