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There are many different
meanings of the words
Growth and Evolution
and how they can be
interpreted in Art.
1.The act or process, or a manner of growing;
development; gradual increase.
2. Size or stage of development: It hasn't yet
reached its full growth.
4. Development from a simpler to a more complex
stage: the growth of ritual forms.
5. Development from another but related form or
stage: the growth of the nation state.
Both words - growth and evolution suggests a
change over time.
Growth can be quick, or can be more gradual.
1.Any process of formation or growth; development:
the evolution of a language; the evolution of the
2. A product of such development; something evolved:
The exploration of space is the evolution of decades of
3. Biology: change in the gene pool of a population from
generation to generation by such processes as mutation,
natural selection, and genetic drift.
4. A process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or
development, as in social or economic structure or
Usually suggests a very gradual change which occurs over a
relatively long period of time.
The word is normally used when applied to the changes of a
large group or class of things. For example, the evolution of a
species, evolution of the city, the evolution of a type of
technology, economy, laws, language, culture and so on.
Everybody knows... the four
For the exam you have to show evidence of:
ALL 4 of the AOs (Assessment Objectives)
AO1: Looking at other artists
AO2: Experimenting with media
AO3: Recording your ideas
AO4: Making a final piece
It is important that you begin working on the EXAM
Paper straight away.
8 , 9 and 12 May
The theme is merely a starting point to inspire
Feel free to take the project in any direction that
you wish, provided that you can clearly justify
and explain how the theme has inspired your
thoughts and ideas.
Probably the simplest way to start is to
remember that both growth and evolution
Change over Time
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A few starting points…
The artists on the next few pages
are suggestions to help you think
about possible ideas. You may
already have ideas of your own.
Keep an open mind at this point...
There is also a Beaumont Pinterest
Album of Artists and ideas to
support you with your project
Mueck's sculptures faithfully
reproduce the minute detail of the
human body, but play with scale to
produce disconcertingly jarring visual
Quinn’s sculpture, paintings and drawings
often deal with the distanced relationship we
have with our bodies, highlighting how the
conflict between the 'natural' and 'cultural' has a
grip on the contemporary psyche
Raphael, was an Italian painter and
architect in the Renaissance
born in 1907
Kahlo had a serious bus accident which made her abandon
the study of medicine and begin to paint. She said: "I paint
myself because I am so often alone and because I am the
subject I know best.”. Her inspiration oftencame from
‘I try to invent an altogether different
identity for them but of course, in the
final analysis these works are more
about me than any of the hundreds of
anonymous individuals who appear in
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
documented the change on the
homefront, especially among ethnic
groups and workers uprooted by the
In my work this romantic ideal of union with the
natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact
on the environment. These pieces are in part
responses to environmental stressors including climate
change, toxic pollution, and gm crops.
“Each animal is meticulously fabricated to
create an unnervingly accurate but
slightly off version of the natural animal.
Evolution has always held a particular
fascination for me, informing how I create
and group the animals in my work.”
Kath Girdler Engler
Kath Girdler Engler's sculptures are
appealing both in physical form and
through her interpretation of mythical
stories. They are the fragments of
ancient forms combined with Engler's
own understanding of the human
Using a combination of Staedler
Graphite pencils ranging from 6H to
9B, tape and resin, Salxwedel creates
images that look like relics of nature
and other objects frozen in time.
From 1969, Kiefer worked on book design.
Some examples are worked-over
photographs and his more recent books
consist of sheets of lead layered with the
artist's characteristic materials of paint,
minerals, or dried plant matter. For
example he assembled numerous lead
books on steel shelves in libraries, as
symbols of the stored, discarded
knowledge of history
Shiota explores the relationships
between past and present, living
and dying, and memories of
people implanted into objects.
To these she adds intricate, weblike threads of black and red.
Dishaw is an Artist, Sculptor, Upcycler
creates art out of recyecled materials
such as old computers, adding
machines, typewriters and old
Jacqueline Lou Skaggs
This small body of twelve works
consist of images painted on
found, discarded pennies. These
pictures pay homage to, not
only, the binding ideologies that
define our family, religious,
social and political worlds- but
also to the” resonating
mythological powers of
traditional painting and
miniature picture making- much
like the Dutch oils on copper
from the 17th century. Paid
tribute no less on the face of
discarded coins these iconic
images transcend the coins
value while, to some extent,