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Year 11 Critical History

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  1. 1. YEAR 11, 2011<br />Written assessment task<br />UNDERSTANDING HISTORIAL AND CRITICAL MODES<br />
  2. 2. Syllabus outcomes being assessed:<br />This task is worth<br />15% of your <br />preliminary course marks<br />
  3. 3. PART ONE<br />HISTORICAL STUDY<br />
  4. 4. You are an ART HISTORIAN<br />You have been asked to write an <br /><ul><li>Introduction to an exhibition catalogue</li></ul>about one of the following artists: <br />?<br />Other – negotiate with your teacher<br />William Kentridge<br />Brett Whiteley<br />Del Kathryn Barton<br />
  5. 5. Writing in this mode:<br />Art History writing is often like a BIOGRAPHY.<br />You need to include a reference to at least 3 – 4 examples of the artists work to demonstrate their practice over time. <br />Use quotes to support your response.<br />
  6. 6. Information to include:<br />Using Sources<br />A good research paper often includes evidence from both primary and secondary sources. Whether you are using primary or secondary sources, remember to explain and analyze the passages that you have chosen from the texts (or elements you have chosen from the works), and what those passages (or elements) mean in relation to your argument. You must also prepare your reader before using passages (direct or paraphrased) by providing at least a brief background. <br />Kinds of Art History Papers <br />Formal Analysis<br />Considers the formal parts (e.g., framing, symmetry, perspective, etc.) of a work of art and their relationship to create new and interesting ways of seeing and <br />understanding the work in question as a whole. <br />The Sociological Essay<br />Examines the influence on an artist of belonging to a particular social group at a particular period in a particular society. This essay may also raise more general questions, such as difficulties facing female artists, artists of color, etc. <br />The Biographical Essay <br />Explores the relevance of an artist’s life to her/his art. For example, a biographical essay could detail how Harry Callahan credits Ansel Adams with influencing his photographic career. <br /><br />
  7. 7. PART TWO<br />CRITICAL STUDY<br />
  8. 8. You are an ART CRITIC<br />Work in pairs to write and present<br /><ul><li>An interview</li></ul>Between<br />2 Artists<br />1 Artist & 1 Critic <br />Or<br />2 Critics<br />
  9. 9. Judgement and Evaluation<br /><ul><li>Select an artist and their work or an exhibition to develop a critical argument on</li></ul>?<br />Del Kathryn Barton<br />Other – negotiate with your teacher<br />Brett Whiteley<br />studio<br />White Rabbit Gallery<br />William Kentridge<br />
  10. 10. Your interview can be…<br />Podcast/<br />Radio Interview<br />A written script/<br />dialogue<br />A Video Interview<br />