Name, first nameHiroyuki MoritaYear of birth1991UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectPurposes and methodologies seen in the history of imitationAbstractMany natural forms have been imitated before, and for various purposes. In this paper, we focus on the imitation of nature for artistic expression. There are generally two major types of imitation of nature found in the arts: the first is a faithful imitation of all subject matter, and the second is a technique whereby part of the subject is captured and then represented in the idealized vision of the artist. These two techniques are the two classical forms of Western art and date to ancient Greece. In contemporary artistic expression today, there are many methodologies that incorporate imitation of nature; of these, those imitating intangible natural elements are of particular interest, the reason being that formless elements like water and wind are given form through the use of manmade materials. In other words, elements with no form are reinterpreted and finished into shape through materials befitting their expression. At times, this imitative expression emphasizes the natural elements, lending a strong impact to the human viewer. Herein we survey a range of artworks expressing intangible forms like water, wind, and clouds and assess how they choose to reinterpret them and give them visible form.TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar SigurdarsonFileDownload file
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