Year 11 GCSE Art
For your final unit of coursework
you will be looking closely at the
work of one artist (of your choice)
and creating your own work in
response to this artist’s work.
To begin with you will all be
exploring different media in
Then you will choose one of 5
briefs to complete the rest of the
project on your own.
Choose and respond to one of these 5 briefs:
Theme 1: Narrative & Sequence
Theme 2: People
Theme 3: Assemblage
Theme 4: The Environment
Theme 5: Street Art and Graffiti
Theme 1: Narrative and Sequence
A narrative is simply a story. Narrative art is art that tells a story.
Much of Western art has been narrative, depicting stories
from religion, myth and legend, history and literature.
In modern art, formalist ideas have resulted in narrative being
frowned upon. However, coded references to political or social issues,
or to events in the artist's life are commonplace. Such works are
effectively modern allegories, and generally require information from
the artist to be fully understood. The most famous example of this is
London Series, Holland Park
Avenue Study 1967-1969
Earth etc. on fibreglass 203 x 203 cm
Tate Gallery, London
Visit the website below and look at
examples of work by the Boyle Family.
Take 5 close up photographs of
different views in your environment.
Print out your photos and stick them
into your sketchbook. Asses which
one is the best one. Explain why you
think it works well.