This is your GCSE Art Exam question. ordinary and / or EXTRAORDINARY...
Ordinary Definition:not different or special or unexpected in any way; usualTypical, common, customary, routine, familiar‘Readers of the magazine said they wanted more stories about ordinary people and fewer stories about the rich and famous.’Extraordinary Definitionvery unusual, special, unexpected or strangeExceptional, remarkable, unfamiliar, curious‘He told the extraordinary story of his escape.’
Today we will:THINK about what these words ACTUALLY mean LOOK at many starting points for this question DISCOVER artists and designers who could inspire us on this topic SHARE ideas with each other
Everybody knows... the four AO’sFor the exam you have to show evidence of:ALL 4 of the AO’s (Assessment Objectives) AO1: Looking at other artists = 25% AO2: Experimenting with media = 25% AO3: Recording your ideas = 25% AO4: Making a final piece = 25%
It is important that you begin working on the EXAM paper straight away. START TODAY! Exam dates….Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May
Marc Quinn Robert Bosch Portrait of Martin Luther King made out of dominoes.Quinn is inspired to work with physical deformity.Looking at fragmented sculptures in the BritishMuseum, he wondered how viewers would respondto bodies that had been damaged during theirlifetime rather than after being transformed intoobjects through artistic representation.
Chris OfiliNo Woman No Cry 1998. Uses mixed media,including elephant dung!
Andy Warhol‘Elvis. 1962’. Screenprinting on silk. At that time Elvis was seen everywhere-on TV, magazines, newspapers. The way his image is repeated over and overseems like a comment on that. The fact that the image of Elvis seems to befading away could be significant...
Elizabeth Peyton Peyton painted numerous celebrities in her distinct style which renders each of her models with the same red lips, defined eyes and pale skin. To the right a good weblink for MOMA http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?a gallery for this artist rtist_id=8042
Alfred StieglitzArtist Georgia O’ Keeffe’shands with thimble. Analternative way to make aportrait of somebody.
Richard Billingham Richard Billinghams photographs of his family in their Birmingham flat, published in the book Rays a Laugh 1996, are a stark, painful and often humorous study of the relationships within his own family. They encapsulate many of the critical questions relating to the position of the observer in relation to the observed.
YinkaShonibareFashion designer and sculptureartist. These pieces of workshow a very surrealrepresentation of the humanform. Scramble For Africa. The Swing. 2001.
John Hedgecoe- Arnold Machin– created the plaster cast of theTook the photo of the Queen that is used on postage Queen that is used on postage stampsstamps This is now a very ordinary sight as we see it all the time on coins and stamps.
Ana MariaPachecoWall mountedwoodensculptures anddark, dry-pointetching prints.2011
Gustav KlimtAdele Bloch-Bauer 1907. Oil and gold oncanvas. She is clasping her hands (she had adeformed finger). Dressed ingold, surrounded by gold. Lots of goldsuggests she is wealthy and important. The Kiss
Cindy SheermanSherman’s photographs are portraits of herselfin various scenarios that parody stereotypes ofwomen. A panoply of characters and settingsare drawn from sources of popular culture, oldmovies, television soaps and pulp fiction.
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance Artist among many other talents. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time.
Ive always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paintLucin Freud people. Its people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories. Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985Current exhibition on at the National Portrait Gallery http://www.npg.org.uk/freudsite/London 9th Feb – 27th May
Simon Patterson“The Great Bear” 1992 –links people of popular culture together.
Shelly Goldsmith‘No Escape’ -images of flood sceneshad been transfer printed onto Goldsmith’s work uses textile materialschildrens dresses. and processes as a metaphor for imagining how psychological states, emotions and memories associated with human fragility and loss can be made visible in cloth.
‘Five Lipsticks’ Oil on panel.Kim KibbyOil paintings of everyday objects Tinker Toy Still Life - Oil on canvas Summer Delight #2: Flip Flops – Oil on panelGuitar Headstock -Oil on panel. Little Clay Pots -Oil on panel.
Joseph CornellJoseph Cornell’s Artwork are collections ofbought and foundobjects in boxes.Cornell collectedsource material for hiswork, which becameartistic creations abouthis inner thoughts,desires, and ‘Untitled’ (Cocatoo and Corks),imagination. 1948, 4 3/8 x 13 1/2 x 5 5/8 inchs.
Susan Hiller Assembling lots of the same type of object together in groups.
William Michael HarnettHarnett was a very skilled painter. Hewanted to make objects look as realisticas possible.He used an assorted collection ofeveryday objects to create interestingcompositions for his Art. To the right: ‘Old Models’ 1892 Oil on Canvas‘A Mans Table Reversed’ 1877 Oilon Canvas
This is a contemporary installation and sculpture. The artist usesDoris Salcedo familiar objects in ways that become strange and unsettling. The wardrobe and the clothing inside were filled with concrete so they became sealed up and unable to be used. The space between two buildings was filled with chairs, with a startling effect.
Georgiou Morandi Guan Gris‘NaturaMorta’ (Still Life in Italian) ‘Book, Pipe and Glasses’.These objects are familiar, yet they are A Cubist style still life painting.purposely stripped of any identifyingmarks such as labels. They areanonymous. These objects could easilycome from anyones kitchen.
KritiArora- Blackened coats andheavy trousers are like the skins of thepeople employed to build the road-sides.Hung out to dry by the artist, thesefibres, originally coloured andtextured, appear stiff and impossible touse as they are drenched in tar.
Small scale to large scale... Louise Bourgeois – Maman, 1999. Bronze. “The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother.”ClaesOldenburg. Popartist. Very largereplica sculptures ofeverydayobjects, pictured inunusual places.
Maps Jasper Johns Sarah Fanelli ‘Map’ 1961 Oil on canvas‘Map’ combines a kind of representation,that is, a map of the United States, withmany issues more common to abstractpainting. Johns combines colour, lines, andreadable gestures (brushstrokes), as well “Map of my Day” 1995as letting paint speak for itself on flatcanvas surfaces.
LS Lowry - Market Scene, Northern Town, 1939Manus Walsh Alfred Wallis
Anselm Kiefer – ‘Athanor’. Mixedmedia textural painting.Can the materials that you use givethe place you are depicting a certainmood or feeling? Ando Hiroshige – Japanese woodblock prints, exaggerating the shapes and pattern seen within a natural landscape. (Ukiyo-e)
Site of nuclear disaster –Chernobyl, Ukraine. 1986. Ordinaryplaces left derelict and abandoned take ona ghostly, spooky quality.
Rachel Whiteread– ‘House’1993.A concrete cast of the inside of anentire Victorian terracedhouse, exhibited at the location of theoriginal house — 193 Grove Road — inEast London (all the houses in thestreet had earlier been knocked downby the council).It also won the Turner Prize in 1993.Tower Hamlets London BoroughCouncil demolished House on 11January 1994.
Jacques Villegle Patrick Heron – 1950. The artist has made this scene surreal with his use of colour and line.
Slinkachu is as a London-based artist who createsSlinkachu- Little worlds very small street-based installations and then photographs them: from far away and up-close.
FaithRinggoldAfric an American Tar Beach 2 1990 Silkscreen on silk 66 x 66"
Gaudi The most famous of Gaudi’s work, this church in Barcelona has been in construction for more than 100 years. Gaudi was a devout Catholic and spent over 10 years working just on this project.