TIME LAB -1870 -
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During the briefing the lecturer presented the class with a PowerPoint presentation , to spark ideas of which time periods we could focus on . One of the images she showed in the power point was of the Antarctic
and the development of technology so that the Antarctic could be studied. Seeing the Icey water reminded me of icebergs, which reminded me of the ocean , then I thought of Ships ,which in turn reminded me of the tragedy of the 'RMS Titanic' which went down in 1912.
Image taken in Anartica 1900's , when the first expedition occurred image curtesy of http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/
Similar to the image in presented in the presentation the lecturer showed.
Here are some interesting facts I found on the Titanic online-
The cost to build the RMS Titanic was $7.5 million
RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer.
It took 3,000 men two years to build the Titanic. Three million rivets held its massive hull together.
As the Titanic was leaving the port, the suction it caused actually snapped the ropes of a nearby docked ship. (The S.S. New York) Tugboats had to race to the scene to prevent the New York from colliding with the Titanic. Some people aboard the Titanic and on the dock felt this occurrence to be a bad omen.
Facts curtesy of -http://www.eszlinger.com/titanic/titanfacts.html
'Chains used to anchor ships' Image taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
I went to the library and found a book specifically on the Olympic which was the great ship by White Star Line before the Titanic, aswell as the Titanic.The book was called ' Ocean Liners of the past ,The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970).In the book I found that one of the main reasons White Star Line built the Titanic was in order to compete with its competitors that were beginning to outshine the companies previous breakthrough which was the 'Olympic'.
Something I found interesting was that despite the Titanic's most advanced marine technology , its considered most impressive aspect was its scale. In this case it was believed that BIGGER was BETTER. Here is a diagram I found in the book of how the Titanic measured against previous ships by White Star Lane.
Photographed by me from ,' Ocean Liners of the past ,The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (19700'.
I actually find the diagram very aesthetically interesting , it makes a very easily transferable pattern to me . And if repeated could form a kind of motif . I could imagine either creating marks inspired by this diagram and then making marks directly onto my textiles or perhaps even taking the image and printing onto heat press paper to then directly print with the image onto textiles using the heat press.
I think I could further use the idea of scale in my work , perhaps enlarging shapes I find interesting and then manipulating these further? Or perhaps through making structures in my garment development or textiles over-sized in relation to the body when I begin to work with garment development.
The Titanic also had a master-and-slave setup for all of the clocks onboard. The central clock was on the bridge, and as the captain adjusted the time on that one clock, all the clocks on the ship would register the change as the ship sailed through different time zones.
THE TITANIC ,PICTURED.Image taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
First class dining saloon, Titanic, Image curtesy of https://uk.pinterest.com/mcr683/amazing-titanic/
In the boiler room,.Image taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
A Marconi wireless message telling of the Titanic's distress call is displayed at Bonham's auction house in New York. (Image: Reuters/Keith Bedford)
'BEAU VOYAGE , THE LIFE ABOARD THE LAST GREAT SHIPS , BY JOHN MALCOLM BRINNIN
photographed by me at CSM library.
Painting by Johan Barthold Jongkind , 'Das Dorf Doverschie in Holland', 2nd third of 19th century,
MEDIUM- oil on canvas
Image curtesy of https://commons.wikimedia.org
Image curtesy- https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/416090453054048852/
I found some interesting general information on Ice bergs ,like the fact that 91% is beneath the tips surface. This might be a concept that would be interesting to explore in my later work. For a garment structure for instance I would strongly consider keeping the top half of the garment light and then the bottom half heavy. With textiles I could further explore this concept in terms of composition .
"An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice. Almost 91% of an iceberg is below the surface of the water "-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceberg
image courtesy of- http://www.receivingtitanic.com/newfoundlands-titanic-story
Pictured above is a 'paper boy' selling the Headliner News , Breaking news, Tragic news of the Titanic. Headlines such as these grabbed the front pages of newspapers around the globe in April, 1912. The Titanic was a phenomena that all the world engaged with and therefore its demise was breaking global news.
Collage of several news articles at the time by me ,
images courtesy of -https://www.lva.virginia.gov/exhibits/titanic/
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'Original Advertising poster of the Titanic' in 1912 ,Image curtesy of http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/09/14
"THE WORLDS LARGEST LINER"
Images above taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
'construction of the Titanic' Images taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
Ticket to the titanic , image curtesy of http://www.history.co.uk/shows/articles/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-titanic
Here is an image of the ticket to get onto the 'RMS Titanic' which only the rich of the time could really afford to get. The Price of a single first-class ticket to board was $4,700. (equals $50,000 in today's economy). The less wealthy men and women who boarded the Titanic were generally merely engineers or crew members. The Titanic embodied luxury , advancement and signified a breakthrough of marine technology.
.Image taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
Image above demonstrating some of the typical middle class attire of the 1910's for women,mage curtesy of http://www.idealcollection.co.uk/
Deborah Scott’s designs for the costumes for Titanic
upper class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, Kate Winslet wore a white twill striped skirt suit - a silhouette that was very fashionable at the time.
image curtesy of http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/style-file-1912
The first crowd gathering to either board the RMS Titanic , or some just to witness the colossal ship, image curtesy of http://allday.com/
The titanic ,photographed on the waters image curtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/titanic
The Titanic was a colossal ship which set sail with "2,228 passengers and crew members amid great fanfare on an April afternoon 100 years ago, the Titanic was a marvel of state-of-the-art technology that captured the world's interest. "-Sharon Gaudin , Computer world
Pictured above 'boiler shop aboard Titanic 'Image taken from Ocean Liners of the past 'The white star line Olympic and Titanic', published by Arco Pub. Co; Ocean Liners of the Past edition (1970)
ABOVE IN BLACK AND WHITE TWO IMAGES FROM 'BEAU VOYAGE , THE LIFE ABOARD THE LAST GREAT SHIPS , BY JOHN MALCOLM BRINNIN
Painting by Johan Barthold Jongkind ,'Boten in de haven van Honfleur' ,12 September 1865
MEDIUM-watercolor and charcoal on paper
Image curtesy of https://commons.wikimedia.org/
Ice berg pictured in 1912 believed to have brought down the Titanic.
Image curtesy - www.google.com/images/Titanic/Iceberg
The Sinking Titanic after contact with Ice berg was made. The 'Unsinkable ' ship goes down leading to the death of thousands.
Original Newspaper article of 1912 regarding the tragic sinking of the Titanic along with some estimates of the number of people that lost their lives. The demise of the Titanic shock and disappointing to many. It was a huge nearly 'slap' in the face to the developing technological society of the time . The society of the early 1900's believed they were advanced yet Nature seems to win in the end. Natural world VS. Technology /new world.