17Oct2016 Interior Design

I did a model all the day.

I used iron ruler , pad, knife, cardboards, scale ruler, pencil, fine point, french curve, plastic boards, pva glue to make the model.

At first ,I followed my floor plan to draw some rectangles on the cardboard in the same size. And cut them with the knife and iron ruler. Finally, I sticked them together with pva  glue. Sounds quite simple . But at fact ,there were many things have to look out.


A cardboard have to be cut at least three knifes to cut off. The knife must very sharp or the froth between the cards will be ragged. Of course nobody wants a wall or a furniture with a ragged edge. By the way, the iron ruler must be pressed strongly or maybe you have to draw the line again on the other cardboard. 

Before stick the cardboards, you should cut a edge of one side of one cardboard. Because the froth can stick better than cards . So I have to cut only two knifes on the board to cut down a piece of card and a piece of froth . That process must be careful because I have to make sure the other side of the card is in a  good condition .

When I was making the coffee table I found that the froth is quite easy to be cut. So if I only cut the froth without any card around , it is hard to control the cutting way. The only way to solve this problem is to cut many squares in the same size. And choose the best one from these froth squares.


The model making is a hard work that have to pay much attention on it. And it should be spent more times on . Honestly, my model is really simple. Maybe I should watch some interior models’ movies on youtube .

That are all my thinking.


11Oct2016 Pop Art Contextual Stydies

  • (MID 1950’s-EARLY 1970’s)

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States. Among the early artists that shaped the pop art movement were Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in Britain, and Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material.

Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists’ use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.

Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion of those ideas. Due to its utilization of found objects and images, it is similar to Dada. Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of postmodern art themselves.

Pop art often takes imagery that is currently in use in advertising. Product labeling and logos figure prominently in the imagery chosen by pop artists, seen in the labels of Campbell’s Soup Cans, by Andy Warhol. Even the labeling on the outside of a shipping box containing food items for retail has been used as subject matter in pop art, as demonstrated by Warhol’s Campbell’s Tomato Juice Box, 1964 .



Andy Warhol

He was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s.


Campbell’s Soup I (1968)


Roy Fox Lichtenstein

He was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the premise of pop art through parody. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner. His work was influenced by popular advertising and the comic book style. He described pop art as “not ‘American’ painting but actually industrial painting”. His paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City.



Richard Hamilton

(I didn’t find out this artist)


I think the pop art is the basis of the modern art and  the most of the pop art were used on advertisement and fashion design. Many of the pop productions have lively colours .

18Oct2016 Minimalism Contextual Studies

  • (1960s-LAST1960s)

Minimalism is something we take for granted. The idea that there is virtue in stripping away, that simplicity can be beautiful, and give rise to its own special kind of complexity, is one that feels as old as the world itself – but it’s relatively new.




Now, I have learned DADA, SURREALISM, ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, POPART, MINIMALISM. And my product is interior design. So I always want to put these art into my room design. But only two styles are my favorite . The one is surrealism,and the other one is minimalism.

Now a days,more and more people love simple clothes, simple food and simple life. Such as that picture of flower and the floor .The machines also become simple . Such as the apple computer .They look easy but also difficult .

I forgot but someone had told me that you can’t wear earring,necklace and rings together. Because sometimes too much things can make you look chaotic.

What did Mies van der Rohe mean by less is more? As recounted by the late Detlef Mertins in the exceptional monograph, the 21-year-old miss van der Rohe recalled designing the glazing of the west, courtyard elevation of the AEG Turbine Factory, which is considerably more utilitarian in character than the grand street elevation. Beyond the determinants of the technical form Mies said that what he contributed was “indeed almost nothing”. And it was in working on this elevation that Mies first came across the infamous expression, ‘less is more’.


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I prefer the first one . It made up with black and white .It is simple so that reflects my style. The title and information are clear .The model is more fashion. The second one looks really chaotic.Now a days ,more and more people realise that black and white are ageless fashion. The famous model Naomi Campbell said” White colour will be the most fashion colour forever” and the true said “she is always right.” Young people always add many different colours on there clothes .But the question is the whole person looks really confused when kinds of  their clothes’ colours more than 3. We cannot understand what they want to express. In my opinion , the colour can show people’s heart. But you can read anything from the black or white . That are all the reasons  why I love the first picture.

13Oct2016 Interior Design

Well, I used T-square,set square(30degree,45degree and 60degree) , compasses , French curve, template , measuring scale , pencil and fine point to draw the floor plan.

Among these tools,the most common of these tools are T-square , set square and measuring scale.

A T-square consists of a ruler and a ruler perpendicular to the ruler. The foot and the ruler are firmly fixed. When using a T-square, the foot should be against the left side of the drawing board. With one hand hold the ruler, the foot pushed to the appropriate position fixed, the other hand along the ruler line.

A measuring scale is a special ruler ,for a variety of length units of measurement .The scale and general ruler similar to mm units ,because of its cross-section was an equilateral triangle, also known as the “triangular ruler “. The six different proportions ,so it is very popular.


10Oct2016 Interior Design

Well, this was my first time that painted on a piece of transparent paper. Its advantage is that it can make mistakes. As long as you do not fold it, it will not leave traces. It was amazing .But the disadvantage is that it is a little hard to write on. For example ,if you draw a line on that paper,it can easily be rubbed off by hand or ruler. It was inconvenient to align the lines.

We also used many kinds of rules to draw the lines.Such as scale rule with different size of 1:1m ,1:5m ,1:20m, 1:50m ,1:200m ,1:250m ,1:1250m and 1:2500m. And there is another ruler which can align the table to make sure you lines are parallel to each other.

The most important thing I learnt was the minimum size of the room and the furnitures .

Of this reason,my two sketchy floor plans are both incorrect. I had to change the place of all the rooms. Next time I will cut a little piece of paper as a person to control the size of  rooms.


Honestly, I have drew two simple floor plans before. But when I started using rule to draw the floor plan, I found they are both wrong. The rooms’ place is too small to stay a person. 

Failure is the mother of success.

I changed site and shapes of the bathroom and the cloakroom at once. In another words, I changed all the rooms’ shapes except the bedroom. Just remember the size of the person then everything will turn good. 

14Oct2016 Interior Design


I have learned interior design for two weeks. my biggest gain so far is busy. Almost everyday I slept late but wake up early but I felt very good in honestly.

I realized what elements of the room style. I also designed a house for Naomi Campbell who is my favorite top model and the house was used by our classroom. Now I am designing the furnitures of that room. So I drew some perspective drawings for the rooms.

My feelings for the colours are very bad so some of the drawings look weird. Before that I always use watercolour to paint because it was easy to make up mistakes. But this time I have to use mark-pen. So I bought some colourful mark-pen to practice painting. I also read some techniques of mark painting on the internet. I hope I could have more chance to paint more interior drawings so that I can force myself to practice. Wish I will do it well in someday.

The most impressed me was the care of the floor planning. That must been the most carful to treat. Every time, when I finished some lines I felt that I was blind. Although I was very careful ,there always be a lot of lines crooked or wrong. Sometimes I hate my hands because they always make mistakes . But when I saw the final drawing I couldn’t hate them any more.


4Oct2016 Contextual Studies Abstract Expressionism 

  • (1943-1965)

Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York after World War II –RA .LONDON .

In the “age of anxiety” surrounding the Second World War and the years of free jazz and Beat poetry, artists broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting.

Often monumental in scale, their works are at times intense, spontaneous and deeply expressive. At others they are more contemplative, presenting large fields of colour that border on the sublime. These radical creations redefined the nature of painting, and were intended not simply to be admired from a distance but as two-way encounters between artist and viewer.


  • Abstract expressionist:

Jackson Pollock

who is famous for his mural-sized action paintings.

He was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety; he was a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life.Pollock observed American Indian sandpainting demonstrations in the 1940s. Referring to his style of painting on the floor, Pollock stated, “I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk round it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. This is akin to the methods of the Indian sand painters of the West.”Other influences on his drip technique include the Mexican muralists and Surrealist automatism. Pollock denied reliance on “the accident”; he usually had an idea of how he wanted a particular piece to appear. His technique combined the movement of his body, over which he had control, the viscous flow of paint, the force of gravity, and the absorption of paint into the canvas. No._5,_1948.jpgNo.5(1948)


Franz Kline 

He was an American painter born in Pennsylvania. He is mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Kline, along with other action painters , as well as local poets, dancers, and musicians came to be known as the informal group, the New York School. Although he explored the same innovations to painting as the other artists in this group, Kline’s work is distinct in itself and has been revered since the 1950s.Kline_no2.jpgNo.2(1954)


Mark Rothko 

Barnett Newman 


Abstract Expressionism was built on a conflict between chaos and control. 

This is my abstract painting. I drew this with no looking. The black lines which I draw out are look like a fish(1713424.jpg)with a bubble .And the bubble is also looks like a mushroom. 

This art style most depend on the imagination I think.