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Contextual Study SkillsAQA UNIT 2 EXAM
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills.
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident.
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevan...
Evidencing high qualityskills Evidence of learning from the work of others.
Evidencing high qualityskills Evidence of learning from the work of others. Ideas/techniques are developed in own  pract...
Lewis Baltz Born 1945 in California His work looks at American suburbia and in  particular industrial parks. His photog...
Sean Scully
Sean Scully
Rut Blees Luxembourg
Describe what you arelooking at.............. Genre (documentary, landscape, portrait, still  life, experimental or a mix...
What can you see?
 Scale – is scale used as idea in the work? Space – is there a sense of space or lack of a  sense of space (eg highly cr...
What dos you know?
How is it donephotographically? Camera angle, viewpoint – face on, tilted? Focal point – central, side, several focal  p...
What do you think?
What is it about? Subject matter? Theme? How does it fit into a genre or type of work? Why this choice of location/subj...
Rut Blees Luxembourg Born 1967 Germany Based in London. Her work is mostly taken at night using  ambient light only. S...
Your contextual study task Select 1 main artist and 2 to 6 supporting    artists to research and analyse.   Download ima...
Year 12 unit 2 contextual skills
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Year 12 unit 2 contextual skills

  1. 1. Contextual Study SkillsAQA UNIT 2 EXAM
  2. 2. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills.
  3. 3. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident.
  4. 4. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis.
  5. 5. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis. Insightful annotation.
  6. 6. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis. Insightful annotation. Thorough grasp of photographic conventions.
  7. 7. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis. Insightful annotation. Thorough grasp of photographic conventions. Can think conceptually.
  8. 8. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis. Insightful annotation. Thorough grasp of photographic conventions. Can think conceptually. Self directed, independent investigations.
  9. 9. Evidencing high qualityskills. Imaginative research skills. Regular gallery visits evident. Highly focussed and relevant analysis. Insightful annotation. Thorough grasp of photographic conventions. Can think conceptually. Self directed, independent investigations.
  10. 10. Evidencing high qualityskills Evidence of learning from the work of others.
  11. 11. Evidencing high qualityskills Evidence of learning from the work of others. Ideas/techniques are developed in own practice.
  12. 12. Lewis Baltz Born 1945 in California His work looks at American suburbia and in particular industrial parks. His photographs are concerned with ratios and proportional systems (like architecture). The compositions are a form of ‘minimalism’ the content of the work is the arrangement of shapes and space. Reminds us of:-
  13. 13. Sean Scully
  14. 14. Sean Scully
  15. 15. Rut Blees Luxembourg
  16. 16. Describe what you arelooking at.............. Genre (documentary, landscape, portrait, still life, experimental or a mixture?. Format (digital, film, cinema, painting) & size? Colour – Colour palette? How has Luxembourg emphasised/selected/altered colour? Tone – contrasty, tonal? Composition/framing. How are shapes or object distributed over the frame? Lighting – natural, artificial, harsh, direction?
  17. 17. What can you see?
  18. 18.  Scale – is scale used as idea in the work? Space – is there a sense of space or lack of a sense of space (eg highly cropped)? Shapes, pattern, ‘rythmn’ within the frame. Surface/texture – rough, accentuated by side light, smooth, shiney, mixture?
  19. 19. What dos you know?
  20. 20. How is it donephotographically? Camera angle, viewpoint – face on, tilted? Focal point – central, side, several focal points? Depth of focus – shallow or deep? Movement – blurred or ‘frozen’ (shutter speed)? Manipulated in darkroom or digitally?
  21. 21. What do you think?
  22. 22. What is it about? Subject matter? Theme? How does it fit into a genre or type of work? Why this choice of location/subject matter? Why this work selected? Visual idea/suggestion/possibility? What does it remind you of? Who could the work be intended for? Where might you see this work? Does it link to other artists’ works you can think of ? How? Why?
  23. 23. Rut Blees Luxembourg Born 1967 Germany Based in London. Her work is mostly taken at night using ambient light only. She uses a tripod and will leave the shutter open for about 10 minutes. This has the effect also of ‘erasing’ any passing people, increasing the sense of space and ‘loneliness’ of the image.
  24. 24. Your contextual study task Select 1 main artist and 2 to 6 supporting artists to research and analyse. Download images to illustrate your analysis and insights. If relevant include your own sketches, diagrams and transcriptions (try outs). Arrange this over 2 x A2 pages minimum. Follow the guidelines above and in course booklet to analyse. Deadline 29th Feb

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