I finished the last chapter in my design book, and will be going back to invent exercises for each chapter to make sure that I have grasped the concepts. This last chapter was on time and motion. It was a pretty short pattern. Motions on the picture frame are intended to slow down the gaze of the viewer, who will usually try to look at something quickly. Motion can be implied by line direction or shape position. The sequencing of images gave rise to animation and moving pictures. Some artists, such as the Cubists, tried to give the impression of moving around the subject by showing multiple viewpoints. This can be seen in Cezanne's works, where parts of the table don't line up and where some objects are viewed head-on and others are viewed from above. Sometimes images are superimposed or blurred to give the impression of moving around the subject or to suggest motion. Think of cartoons in which the character runs, and his feet turn into multiple feet moving very quickly. The chapter has a short history of moving pictures, which I won't get into here, and also discusses video artists. Additionally, computers and multimedia can be used in art now. Motion can also be implied in three dimensional work, again by showing multiple viewpoints. Additionally, there is kinetic art, which is usually sculpture that actually moves.
In dyeing today, I had an interesting experiment: trying to make brown. Theoretically, brown should be dark orange. I don't have black to add to orange (which I can make with red and yellow). What I did was to mix up some golden yellow, which is close to orange, and added a tiny bit of blue and a tinier bit of red. The dye looked pretty brown but it seemed a bit on the orange side when I painted it on. I won't know exactly what the color will be until I've washed out the dye. I am hoping it will be brown, but I can keep mixing if not. I didn't saturate my cloth with dye so I'm hoping I can dye it once more if it's not brown enough.