Two artist studies should have been completed over the summer holiday period. Proof read your work ready for printing in tomorrows lesson. Make sure all of the research criteria have been covered;
The first paragraph informs us about the artist using these points of reference;
- The name of the artist, the title of the work and the year it was made.
- When the artist was born and the artists’ nationality if known (date of birth and nationality is unknown must be stated if this is the case).
The second paragraph should describe the painting in detail using these points;
- What colours, objects, patterns or shapes can you see within this painting? Is the tone used light or heavy in places again describe using clear terms like ‘at the top left of the portrait/landscape frame the tones are darkest/warmest/ lightest/coldest…’
- What materials did they use to make their work?
- Do we like this painting if so why?
In our lifetime today we are influenced by the world around us. We might be interested in the discipline of collage, printmaking, ceramics, painting, pen & ink, sketching, or a popular subject like Landscape, Portrait, The Figure, Flora, Fauna or Still Life. A particular style might interest us like Surrealism, Cubism, Art Nouveau, Egyptian or Abstract Art etc.
We need to know how our artist was influenced. This influence could arrive in a variety of ways.
- Some artists have had bad accidents such as Freda Kahlo who was involved in a tram crash where a metal rail speared her leaving her in hospital for years. Her paintings reflect the pain and disability she suffered.
- Some artists were influenced by the world around them John Martin and Joseph Wright of Derby lived in a time of great scientific discovery and many of his friends were young scientists. His paintings show many great experiments and the wonder of new discovery is portrayed on the faces of the scientists in his pictures.
Now research your project title in different genre i.e., music, theatre, film, literature or subject i.e., Science, Geography, History, Math’s etc.
Type in ‘mathematical art’ or ‘history art’ for example and see what you find that’s interesting?