The wind and waves

The beach has always been a place of peace, wonder, beauty and fun from childhood days splashing in the water to romantic strolls at sunset. Mankind has been fascinated with art for around 40,000 years until this very day. Little did we understand the beauty of the waves and the wind until it was expressed through art. This collection consists of the most beautiful, abstract, conceptual and fascinating paintings from the 17th century to today’s time. Artist from across the globe have recreated the magnificence of the sea breeze rolling across the water and waves crashing ashore. This collection of artworks allows you to be drawn into a diverse world of art where ceramics, sculptures, installations, paintings and photographs all come together to create a world where the wind meets wave in perfect harmony. Here you will be able to see a range of materials used such as paper, canvas, wood, bronze, cardboard and vinyl sheets and much more as you embark on adventure through the ages where art techniques and perceptions on art have developed. This exhibition is voluminous with detail as if you look closely you can see the tiny brushstrokes that work in perfect harmony to create movement and flow across the artworks replicating the wind and waves. As you enter this exhibition you may notice the way our artworks have been set out. We have put them into colour collections on the different tones of the beach. You start with the gold and yellow shades depicting happiness and the sun, expressing the wind and waves as gentle and calm, then you meet the blacks, greys and white showing a dark and more malicious side to the wind and waves and the aggressive behaviour, while you settle down after the storm and see the sunset shades of pinks and oranges and finally the stereotypical blue waters and surf waves with hints of tropical greens. So as you walk through this gallery, admire the many ways man views the wind and the waves either as a gentle giant or ferocious monsters.

This Artwork includes an Audio Tour/guide
This is a Structural frame as the painting has ample amount of detail. The lines and shapes range from organic and flowy to rigid sharp points to express new meaning as well as dark colours and tones to show ferocity of the wave. The texture of the brush-strokes add movement to the painting and the size of the wave in comparison to the background allows the audience to focus on these small details such as the drops of water.This technique of painting is effective in expressing movement and creating a structural frame.
This artwork is evidence of a subjective frame as the audience are able to connect to the emotions displayed in the dogs face. The reactions to this painting allows us to make an opinion of the artwork as it may remind us of past experiences or our general mood of dogs (e.g happy or scared). These emotions effect whether we like this painting.
This painting is a cultural frame due Venus being part Roman religion mythology. She is the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility and played an important part in many roman rituals and festivals. She was the mother of Romans and the artist of this time painted her as an reminder of the Roman religion and culture. This also shows the Roman's connection with the sea, being the place were many Gods were born making it a sacred place.
This Artwork has an audio guide/tour
This is a post modern frame as it was created in 2014, as well as being conceptual, where the artist focuses on the meaning, rather than the beauty. This sculpture is a way to represent wind as art. The artist doesn't focus much on the pure beauty of the sculpture, by how it functions when the wind blows. This artwork turns to follow the direction of the wind and creates a visual image of the sea breeze showing the audience that wind is truly art.
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