I went down to Alfred university to find something worth discussing for my Interactive design class and I ended up having to do a report on a collection of paintings produced by the painting club at Alfred University.
The project is interesting, many different art styles going from a minimal and geometric painting using the polarity of colors to paint one image on two canvases, while another pulls out the Dada and paints two paintings with similar but different designs, showing them next to each other.
The contrast of images isn’t fixed. Some choose to go for a more symbolic use of polarity, representing two images as opposites but identical, while others prefer to show two paintings as a way of showing two different ideas that seem to be the same, but have different outcomes.
There’s a duo painting that has a radial symmetry of a collection of squares and broken edges, but one is compact and rigid, while the other is large and shattered, as if someone had taken the smaller one and ripped it bigger.
The paintings aren’t so much informative as they are inspirational. Finding new ideas for designs that I could use myself. Such as the first painting I saw of two canvases being used to show a single image, but with a different color on either side. The polarity of colors, held together by the unifying design, is certainly an idea I could get behind in trying to figure out a design for a webpage or an advertisement.