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What objects are to be found in the area you have chosen, how are they arranged?

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What objects are to be found in the area you have chosen, how are they arranged? Assignment 1. Emily Lennox I shall be examining the choice and arrangement of objects found in the 'Dancer Room' in the house in Kettle's Yard. I chose this room as opposed to the others in the house due to the overwhelming amount of natural light given by the large arched window at the end of the room. There is much that can be said about this room, simply because the objects within it can be seen in entirely different ways due to the changing seasons and times of day. How the light through the window falls on the objects effects how the object is interpreted and viewed. The first point that can be made about this particular room is that there are modernistic qualities that dominate the appearance of the room. It is extremely uncluttered, with only a few objects in the corner. ...read more.

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1914, New York, Museum of Modern Art) by Henri Gaudier - Brzeska. This sculpture by Brzeska has the same rigidity and sharp angles as Kennethson's sculpture, and it is these characteristics that make the sculpture so aesthetically fascinating as the representation of birds. Alabaster is a semitransparent, soft material that a number of Kennethson's sculptures are made from. The fact that he has used this material for Construction is representative of the nature of birds, as it is a natural and fragile material. However, it is not a cold object, so when sunlight is shining through the window it glows. Gaudier - Brzeska's Dancer (1913, Kettle's Yard) is a figure that compliments Kennethson's sculpture, as it has the visual aesthetic of movement of a person. As the spectator views the two sculptures together, the sense of harmony between them is gained through the link with the outside world (the window) and the movement of both dancer and birds. ...read more.

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1926, Kettle's Yard.) It is in-keeping with the balance of nature and harmony found in Construction (Birds) and Dancer, but is also very contrasting in the sense that the light from the window does not seem to play a part in the appearance of the painting. Lewison in Ben Nicholson observes that, 'still life was particularly characteristic of Winifred Nicholson but was also painted by Ben and by Christopher Wood.' (Lewison 1993, p. 207.) The relationship between the Nicholsons and Christopher Wood can be seen through his work, among his other influences, Van Gogh and Alfred Wallis. The glass covering the painting does however change the look of Gaudier - Brzeska's sculpture, as the light is reflected form the window onto the glass, thus illuminating the back of the sculpture in daylight. The three objects together therefore compliment each other by all having a strong relationship with nature, which corresponds with the marriage between the internal and external space. The objects may not have been placed where they are unless it was for the large window, which solely creates the relationship with the outside. ...read more.

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