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Year 8 extended research project  portraiture
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Year 8 extended research project portraiture

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  • 1. Artist Homework Project INSTRUCTIONS. READ ME FIRST On the next slide, there are 9 tasks. In the first week, you must complete the task in the middle box. You then have until your homework deadline to choose two more tasks which create a straight line passing through the middle box. Think carefully about the presentation. Include plenty of images to illustrate your research and don’t forget to write the titles and dates of each work you include.
  • 2. The work produced by many Artists frequently shocked the Art establishment or the general public. Can you find any evidence regarding how the work of your particular artist created was received by society? Include images to support your answers. Stories (Make sure you include images): Three transcriptions*: Context (the facts): when and where your artist was born and/or studied. Do any life events help us to understand the work they created? Draw three different pieces by your artist. Try to use a different media for each one. Make sure these are at least A4. Intentions: What was your artist trying to achieve? Their aims may change over the course of their life. Each transcription must be accompanied with the artist’s name, the title and date it was created. You may also discuss technique, materials, subject matter and how their work changed during their lifetime. Include plenty examples of their work. Don’t forget titles and dates. Society: Critics’ & Public Opinion In-depth artist study. (Make sure you include images) Explore your artist’s life and work. Research these three areas: * A transcription is a careful copy. START HERE. COMPULSARY Behind the work. Your artist may have a connection to the subject (person) they painted. Present a piece of work and explain the story, relationship or history behind it. Are there any clues to the relationship etc behind the work? CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS: In the case of a self portrait explain how the work reflects what was going on at that time in the artist’s life. Are there symbols or clues in the work that help us understand what was going on? Present a timeline of your ARTIST’S LIFE. This must include (at the very least) key dates, places and important people in your artist’s life. Highlight any points that could help us to understand the artist’s work. Response: Create a piece of work that takes inspiration from your artist. This must not be a copy but a portrait of someone you know or a self portrait that is in the style of your chosen artist. Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Frank Auerbach, Gary Hume or Frida Khalo. OVERVIEW OF YOUR ARTIST’S LIFE Cultural, Social & Political Influences: There are bound to be many, significant events throughout the life of your artist. Did their work respond to a particular event within Art or the wider world? Include images to support your answers. Behind the Artist. Is there a particular event during your artist’s life. that you feel is important to know in order to understand their work? Use a piece of work to support your explanation. Interview an artist Create an imagined interview with your artist. Your questions should ask them about their life but most importantly about their work. For example: What themes does your work address? Why do you use this particular media? Structure your work so that you write the question followed by the answer given by your artist. Include images to support your answers.
  • 3. Giuseppe Arcimboldo Useful links: Frank Auerbach Useful links: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Arcimboldos-Feast-for-the-Eyes.html http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/frank-auerbach-676 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/multimedia/videos/Arcimboldo-More-Than-Meets-the-Eye.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/10336972/Frank-Auerbach-Anhttp://www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org/biography.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24404877 http://rhetoricaldevice.com/articles/GiuseppeArcimboldo.html http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/13de02c8-0be0-11e2-8032-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2pTg Gary Hume Useful links: http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-gary-hume Frida Khalo Useful links: http://www.fridakahlo.com/ http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/may/18/gary-hume-tate-britain-interview http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/interactive_features/frida_kahlo # http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/arts/design/a-midcareer-survey-of-gary-hume-paintings.html?_r=0 http://www.imma.ie/en/page_19415.htm http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/frida-kahlo http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/jun/29/mexican-modernismpolitics-paint-rivera
  • 4. Match the artist with the image. Frank Auerbach Expressionist. Paint is laid on so thickly that the brush strokes are visible Giuseppe Arcimboldo Created oddball “composite heads” made of sea creatures, flowers, vegetables and other materials. Gary Hume Gary Hume’s paintings are recognisable by their bright palette, reduced imagery and flat areas of colour. Frida Kahlo She painted using vibrant colours. She included the monkeys as a symbol of tenderness and protection.

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