GCSE: Assessment ObjectivesAO1: RESEARCH – IMAGES & ARTISTSDevelop your ideas through investigations informed by contextual and othersources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.AO2: EXPERIMENTS WITH MEDIARefine your ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources,media, materials, techniques and processes.AO3: IDEAS, OBSERVATIONAL DRAWINGS & EXPLANATIONSRecord ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visualand/or other forms.AO4: FINAL IDEA & FINAL PIECE, LINKS WITH ARTISTSPresent a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstratinganalytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and makingconnections between visual or other elements.
What are Natural Forms?• Natural forms are objects in nature in their original form.• Examples:-
What are Natural Forms?• Natural forms are objects in nature in their original form.• Examples:-• Leaves, flowers, pine cones, seaweed, shells, bones, insects, stones, fossils, crystals, feathers, birds, fish, animals – in fact anything you can find in nature – complete or part of it.
Some key words... Nature Texture Form . Composition Tone Pattern C o ntra s t
Natural Form Artist BoardsAO1 For your Year 9 project you are going to be creating an Artist board researching Artists that use Natural Forms in their work.AO2 You are also going to be experimenting with different medias using pencil, paint and print.
Mono-chromeThe first Artist you need to researchshould be an Artist that worksprimarily in Mono-chrome. You aregoing to create your own transcriptionin addition to finding out facts andadding your opinions on their work.
Karl Blossfeldt 1865-1932• Karl Blossfeldt is best known for his beautiful photographs of plant forms.• Originally, the photographs were intended to be used as teaching aids and making sculptures, but became popular when a selection of his photographs were published in the book Urformen der Kunst (Archetypes of Art) in 1928.
Karl Blossfeldt Plate # 76: Eranthis cilicica (magnified 8Plate # 56: Aspidium filix mas (magnified 4 times)Photogravure, printed in 1928.times)Photogravure, printed in 1928.
Karl BlossfeldtPlate # 77: Cephalaria (magnified 10 Plate # 92: Acanthus mollis (magnified 4times)Photogravure, printed in 1928. times)Photogravure, printed in 1928.
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravures Urformen der Kunst 1929
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravures Urformen der Kunst 1929
Edward Weston 1886-1958 Weston explored natural form through black and white photography. Pepper, 1930negative, Cole Weston printShell, 1927 Vintage gelatin silver print
Andy Goldsworthy 1956 - presentAndy Goldsworthyis a British artistwho works withnature, naturalform and thenaturalenvironment tomake hiscreations. (to the right) Carefully broken pebblesscratched white with another stoneSt. Abbs, Scotland1 June 1985
Peter Randall-Page 1954 - PresentPeter Randall-Page is an extraordinary British sculptor and visual artist whoseconnection to nature began in the Sussex countryside. For Randall-Page, organicforms are places to begin, shapes that push the artist to explore his own response tothem. Three Fruit , Kilkenny limestone, 1986
Peter Randall-Page Three Graces 1994 ,Etching on paper
Peter Randall-Page Drawings for Overbecks, pen and ink, 1990
PaintingThe second Artist you need toresearch should be an Artist thatworks primarily with paint. You aregoing to create your own transcriptionin addition to finding out facts andadding your opinions on their work.
Georgia O’Keefe 1887-1986• O’Keefe was an American artist who lived in the arid Arizona desert.• She painted still life natural forms of objects found around in her environment. Red Poppy, Oil Painting, 1927
Georgia O’Keefe• O’Keefe’s paintings are beautifully contoured forms, realistically painted but using unusual combinations of objects.• She expertly painted subtle tones and colours. Rams Skull, Oil Painting, 1935
Yayoi Kusama 1929 - present PUMPKIN (TOTW) Acrylic on canvas 2003• Kusama is a Japanese American artist who works in a wide variety of media and techniques – prints, sculptures and installations.• Her starting point is often natural form.
Paul Cezanne Paul Cézanne was a French Post- Impressionist 1839 -1906 painter. Still Life with Apples, Oil Painting 1890
Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour. He was a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.Bouquet of Flowers in a White Vase, Oil Painting 1909
Henri Matisse La Gerbe, one of Matisses latest works (1953).
Vincent Van Gogh 1953 - 1890Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work has far-reaching influence on 20th Century art due to its vivid colours and emotional impact. "Irises” Oil Painting 1889
Paul Nash Paul Nash was an English landscape 1889 - 1846 painter, surrealist and war artist. Here is one of his ‘natural surrealism’ pieces inspired by found objects Flight of the Magnolia, Oil on Canvas, 1944
Juan Cotan 1561 - 1627Born in Orgaz, Spain.He is a painter who isconsidered one of thepioneers of Baroquerealism in Spain. Aprofoundly religiousman, he is bestknown for his stilllifes, which in theirvisual harmony andillusion of depthconvey a feeling of Still Life with Dead Birds, Fruit andhumility and mystic Vegetables, Detail, 1602spirituality.
Juan Cotan Still life with Game Fowl,Vegetables and Fruit 1602
Rachel Ruysch 1664 - 1750Rachel Ruysch was aDutch artist whospecialized in still-lifepaintings. She wasone of threesignificant femaleartists in DutchGolden Age painting. Still life of a tulip, a melon and flowers on a ledge, Oil Painting
Damien Hirst1965 to presentHirst exploresthe uncertaintyat the core ofhumanexperience;love, life,death, loyaltyand betrayalthroughunexpectedandunconventional Psalm 27: Hirsts butterfly and enamel paint on canvasmedia.
Damien Hirst "Happy Head No 7,” gloss household paint on resin skull and wooden base, 9 1/2 by 9 by 9 1/2 inches, 2007
Patrick Caulfield 1936 – 2005Patrick Caulfield was anEnglish painter andprintmaker.In the early 1960sCaulfield’s painting wascharacterised by flatimages and objects pairedwith angular geometricdevices. He adopted thetechnique of the signpainter simplifying objectsto a basic black. Study of Roses, 1976 Acrylic on canvas
Print-makingThe third Artist you need to researchshould be an Artist that worksprimarily with print. You are going tocreate your own transcription inaddition to finding out facts andadding your opinions on their work.
Patrick Caulfield 1936 – 2005Patrick Caulfield was anEnglish painter andprintmaker.In the early 1960sCaulfield’s painting wascharacterised by flatimages and objects pairedwith angular geometricdevices. He adopted thetechnique of the signpainter simplifying objectsto a basic black. Fruit and Bowl, Print (Screen Print) 1979-1980
Andy Warhol 1928 – 1987Andy Warhol, was an Americanpainter, printmaker andfilmmaker who was a leadingfigure in the visual artmovement known as ‘Pop Art’Warhol used bright flat colours inhis images. He changes thecolours to create his ownindividual piece of Art work. "Flowers” - 1964 - 1970 printing Serigraph
Andy Warhol Flower For Tacoma DomeScreenprint on Lenox Museum Board. 1982
Katsushika Hokusai 1760 –1849Hukusai was a Japanese painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was one ofJapan’s leading experts on Chinese painting. He his best known for his woodblock printseries Pivoine, flowers, woodcut print, japanese, butterfly, 1800s, 1900s,
Katsushika Hokusai The Great Wave Off Kanagawa From "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"; 1823-29, Color woodcut,
M.C Esher 1898 - 1972Esher was aDutch graphicartist. He is bestknown for hisoftenmathematicallyinspiredwoodcuts,lithographs andmezzotints. Sky & Water I, woodcut, 1938