As an artist I like to draw the world around me with an artistic cartoon spin. This piece, however, is inspired by history. I wanted to compare today’s design to the past’s. I first researched eras and decided on Baroque Venice because of its ornate design. Next I chose a simple object: chairs have existed since Ancient Egypt and have stayed similar in design throughout the ages. For this “Artistic Mash-up” both objects are very similar pieces of furniture used to sit on, but they are also different. The chair on the right is from the 21st century and its main purpose is being sat on. The chair on the left is from the 19th century and its purpose is decorative as well as functional. The chair on the left chair makes use of curved lines to create patterns in the wood. The shapes are curled and round, showing that the chair is three dimensional even on paper. The chair has vermillion cushioning demonstrating the limited and dark color pallet of the time where minerals and plants were used to make paint. I used these principals to show the ornate style of the Baroque Era. The chair on the right makes use of straight lines to show that the chair is made for functional, practical purposes, and it has no decoration and no patterns. The chair relies on shading to show it is three dimensional. The cushioning is blue-gray to match the painted wood. I used these principals to show the simple style of the current era. Finally, both chairs make use of of depth and positive and negative space to show the era’s style and make the chair look realistic. Art uses many principals we usually don’t think about while drawing. Take any piece of art and a list of terms, and you can find a number of principals in anything.