2009. december 31., csütörtök

HAPPY 2010 !

may the worst of 2010 be better than the best of 2009.

2009. december 21., hétfő


A message from Iran: Dear designer, http://www.vitrinrooz.com/ is a Global Virtual Exhibition of Graphic Designers, which is currently exhibiting Mr. Istvan Orosz designs, Hungarian poster designer, graphic artist and an animated film maker. Please visit his show in VitrinRooz. (the virtual exhibition is in the first page from 5th of December till 23 of December).

Also the Fooding magazine arrived from Paris. It is the annual guide of the best restaurants in France with my cover and illustrations.

A message from David Macdonald creator of illusions using photography. He calls my attention to his new web site (let me call your attention too!) In this site he shows his own works, and examples of similar works or constructions by other artists too. (Among them my work).

2009. december 17., csütörtök


Christmas tree – on the basis of the “Tribar”. Homage to Oscar Reuterswärd and Roger Penrose. Most probably the best-known and “simplest” impossible object is the “tribar”.
It has been used so often in the visual arts, design, advertising, and even in fields of psychology, has become such a familiar symbol over the course of the 20th century, that by now it almost does not even enter our minds to inquire into its origin. Scholars generally refer to the unusual triangle as the Penrose Triangle, because it was the later celebrated mathematician Roger Penrose who published it first. In 1956, still a student, Penrose was introduced to the works of Escher at a show in Amsterdam, and under this influence, he began to draw “impossibilities”, and to dissect paradoxes from a mathematical angle. Penrose published the drawing of his triangle in the February 1958 issue of the British Journal of Psychology. Escher made his lithograph entitled Waterfall on the basis of the drawing. Penrose could not have known – moreover, at the time, nor could Escher, that a young man living in Sweden, Oscar Reuterswärd, who had engaged with impossible objects for quite some time; in fact, he had already invented and drawn the “tribar” decades previous. A quotation from Reutersvärd’s letter to Bruno Ernst: “In my Latin class (in 1934), I drew a few versions in the margins of my textbook. I tried to draw 4,5,6,7- and 8-pointed stars as precisely as possible. One day I drew a 6-pointed star, then joined cubes to its sides. I got a surprisingly interesting form. Then I added another 3 cubes, so that I could complete the figure as a triangle. Immediately I realised that what I had before me was a paradox.”

2009. december 9., szerda


Poem and poet from an anamorphic point of view
This is the title of the article published in an American math paper: Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. Abstract. Artists have many sources of ideas, just as they have a favourite medium. In this article, I describe how I used the work of Edgar Allan Poe as the source of inspiration for a mirror anamorphosis. I not only used his poem The Raven but also his essay The Philosophy of Composition to guide my creation process just as he did for the poem.
Keywords: mirror anamorphosis; art with double-meanings; geometry of perspective; visual art and literature; Edgar Allan Poe; The Raven.
You can read the full article in the web here.
My old math teachers in Kecskemét would be surprised. Let me dedicate it to them: Kun Gergelyné, Tóth Imre, Vass Gyula, Sárkány Ernő, Kalmár Sándor... and the first one: Sárika néni, thanks.

2009. december 5., szombat


Posters by István Orosz
Székesfehérvár, Szent István Király Múzeum, Rendház, Fő utca 6.
5 December, 2009 - 7 March, 2010