Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This is the fifth of my "Archscape" series. It is a bit different in style from the others but for good reason. The subject is about the idea of pneumatic architecture. Pneumatic architecture is really the same as an inflatable structures ranging from simple balloons, to tires, to airships. This type of architecture has also evloved to include air pressurized construction techniques to encase stadiums and exhibition pavillions.
I feel as though this type of architecture is deemed as fantastical and is romanticised about, like one of William Turner's landscapes. Thus, the style of this painting is similar to something from the romantic period and hence the name of the piece "Pneumantic" rather than pneumatic.