Welcome to the Springfield Township High School Art Blog. The purpose of this forum is to inspire discourse surrounding your artistic experiences while building writing skills, exercising your art vocabulary, and refining descriptive language relating to art. In your writing, you may choose to discuss museum and gallery exhibitions, publications, articles, professional works, student works, or responses to each other’s ideas and investigations. Additionally, participants may want to pose questions or react to artistic predicaments, sharing the trials, frustrations, solutions, or the general excitement we feel when we make or look at art.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Roberto Capucci

Given the number of students interested in making clothes for their fiber projects, the current exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art should be of special interest to you.  Capucci's work is as much sculpture as it is fashion.  Although many of the outfits look stunning on models, the amount of fabric and other materials he used to create the tiers of dynamic folds and billowy layers make the dresses look heavy and impractical for use.   What is most impressive are the varieties of color, pattern, and texture contrasts Capucci employs when creating forms.  The sparks of emphasis are masterfully placed drawing your attention to the form of the dress without losing touch with the figure beneath the gown.  Check out the museum link to the right of your screen.  Hopefully we will have time to see this exhibit when we tour the museum (there is an additional charge for the exhibit so it may be cost prohibitive).