The artist as Outsider The notion of the artist as an outsider has fuelled many ideas and narratives in art history. What made Van Gogh an outsider? Why was his genius not recognised in his life time? “….artists careers are largely created and built on social and business connections not talent” Discuss the above viewpoint.
The Artist as outsider What factors made R.B Kitaj an outsider in Britain? Why was his last major retrospective savaged by the critics? What were the effects of this? Read the following article ‘RB Kitaj: an obsession with revenge’ and discuss. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/fe
PortalsDoorways, windows, and mirrors have all been used by artists asdevices to allow the viewer glimpses into secret places. Van Eyck Velasquez
Self-PortraitsLook at self-portraits byStanley Spencer andLucian Freud.Using a mirrorCreate self-portraitsshowing differentviewpoints.Consider overallcomposition and mood. Lucian Freud
Alternative lessonExplore and experimentwith self-portraits throughphotography and anempty picture frame.Produce different studiesfrom these in thesketchbook.Linear and tonal drawing.
Homework 2 pages of artist research and analysis on self-portraits by Stanley Spencer or Lucian Freud. Complete a detailed self- portrait in your sketchbook as a response to one of these artists.Stanley Spencer
CastingUse a ball of clay torecord an impressionof the inside ofclosed hands.Now cast handsclosed in mod rock to Gabriel Orozcocreate the outside.Photograph bothoutcomes. George Segal
•Displacements Homework •Incidental moments •Element of chance •The Found object Gabriel Orozco2 pages of artist research on Gabriel Orozco.Focus on the meaning and intentions behind his work.Create your own response to his interventions and displacementsusing photography.
Alternative LessonLook at ‘Altneuland’ thephotographs of Amit Sha’al.Use found images of theschool in black and white.Hold them out andphotograph them inperspective to create asimilar illusion.
Homework2 pages of artist research on George Shaw.Focus on the meaning and intentions behind his work.Create your own response to his paintings inside and outside of your book.Work from photographs you have taken of a location.