Event Title

Expressionist Architecture Woodcuts

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

18-4-2016 1:05 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 2:05 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Josh Winkler

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Second Mentor's Name

Curt Germundson

Second Mentor's Department

Art

Second Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The purpose of this project is to celebrate the achievements of the expressionist architecture movement from the early 20th century to this day. By taking advantage of the multiple, and the portability of paper, I will use the woodblock printmaking medium to spread expressionist images of these stationary architecture spaces. I will focus on three significant buildings: Gaudi's Barcelona church, Hans Poelzig's Grosses Schauspielhaus, and Erich Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower. My printed images will be accessible to a variety of viewers in different ways. For viewers that may be unfamiliar with the history of this movement, they can interpret the expressive marks of my wood gouges, and the delicate surface of the handmade paper through their own perspectives. Even without seeing the printed objects, visually impaired people can feel the building designs by placing their hands on the carved woodblocks, which also will be on display with the finished prints.

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Apr 18th, 1:05 PM Apr 18th, 2:05 PM

Expressionist Architecture Woodcuts

CSU 203

The purpose of this project is to celebrate the achievements of the expressionist architecture movement from the early 20th century to this day. By taking advantage of the multiple, and the portability of paper, I will use the woodblock printmaking medium to spread expressionist images of these stationary architecture spaces. I will focus on three significant buildings: Gaudi's Barcelona church, Hans Poelzig's Grosses Schauspielhaus, and Erich Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower. My printed images will be accessible to a variety of viewers in different ways. For viewers that may be unfamiliar with the history of this movement, they can interpret the expressive marks of my wood gouges, and the delicate surface of the handmade paper through their own perspectives. Even without seeing the printed objects, visually impaired people can feel the building designs by placing their hands on the carved woodblocks, which also will be on display with the finished prints.

Recommended Citation

Nguyen, Nhi. "Expressionist Architecture Woodcuts." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-10/2