Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The article that Benjamin wrote, is an
Introduction to 3D design, also into the history.
He also is uses in my point of view, different comparisons
“The surgeon represents the polar opposite of the magician. The magician heals a stick person by the laying on of hands; the surgeon cuts into the patient’s body. The magician maintains the natural distance between the patient and himself; though he reduces it very slightly by the laying on of hands, he greatly increases it by virtue of his authority. The surgeon does exactly the reverse; he greatly diminishes the distance between himself and the patient by penetrating into the patient’s body, and increases it but little by the caution with which his hand moves among the organs. In short, in contrast to the magician—who is still hidden in the medical practitioner—the surgeon at the decisive moment abstains from facing the patient man to man; rather , it is through the operation that he penetrates into him” (Benjamin, 233).
I find these both in application to art. While some are more hands on.
However to compare a magician and surgeon is amusing in the fact that,
Not everyone would see them in the same field of work, or related to each other in any way.
The caparison, is also interesting because both of these have been used to describe art and the process of art, just in a different context. As in one of them has been through movies or tv shows.
I primarily focused on more this part of the article rater than the other, because this one peaked my interested me the most.
I tired a more simplistic approach to make a top hat. I used a cylinder, torus, and a sphere.
The outcome isn't what I want, but I like the direction it is going in. Getting the hat to bow a bit and the bill to curve seems like it will be a challenge, but not impossible.