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Spring Term 2012: GCSE Art
Exam Project Homework
· Produce an ambitious 5-hour piece outside of your sketchbook based on your chosen idea for the exam project.
· The artwork can be 2-D or 3-D and in any media you like.
· Photograph your work and put it into your sketchbook. Annotate and assess: What went well? Even better if? What's next?
Bring your work and your sketchbook to the first lesson after half term.
Extension Task (optional for A/A*)
Visit an exhibition and document the work of one artist in your sketchbook that might inspire your practical work. Look at the link to new exhibitions.com on the left to help you identify an exhibition relevant to your ideas.
When you write about the work in the gallery make sure you discuss context, technique and intentions. You might also find it interesting to discuss the curatorship (layout) of the exhibition and how this contributed to your appreciation or understanding of the work.
Forces ‘STRAND’ homework
Due: Thursday 21st March
Present three strands or ideas. Each strand should take up one page in your sketchbook and include:
· An explanation of the idea;
· Artist references where appropriate;
· Images from sources other than artists;
· Drawings and diagrams.
Here are your ideas from the last two lessons:
Distort images of powerful people, make them grotesque.
Draw people who are important to you but not necessarily anyone else.
Combine the styles of two artists. (see Glenn Brown- not in the PP but worth a look anyway).
Digitally manipulate a portrait to age the person in the image.
Create portraits in the style of Jenny Saville using the thick, impasto paint technique.
Create work that defies gravity- use powerful magnets. (see the artists Takis- not in the PP)
Create distorted portraits. Eg Tado Cern.
Juxtapose political pictures with quotes that support or contradict the image.
Create your own images of propaganda about an issue of your choice. (Not ladies in gas masks Harry D)
Collage images together in a way that contradicts their original meaning.
Contradiction of violent extremism and religion.
Paint a portrait in a traditional style ( including the gold frame) of someone with an extreme, even unpleasant appearance.
Create work that illustrates Heaven and Hell, the forces of good and evil.
Use problems you encounter as inspiration for your work- what do you find difficult or challenging?
Translate Lichtenstein’s work into three dimensions.
Take photographs of different parts of a movement and layer them together. Use the strobe in photography…?
Inspired by Muybridge’s sequence of movement images but incorporate mechanical objects.
Represent a sequence of movements in a series of more cartoon like images.
Create work from Music- think carefully about colour, shape and mark making.
Photograph and object smashing. If the object was filled with paint it would also make it’s own painting.
Spinning disc paintings: Damian Hirst & Alfons Schilling
Dirk Skreber inspired images on skateboards.
PLACES / ENVIRONMENT:
View from windows- like Pericoli but blurred like Barnes.
Create abstract paintings / drawings combining locations from around the world.
Create lego buildings or more realistic buildings, photograph them from a low perspective so that they appear bigger.
Create paintings of the new architecture in London in a traditional way. Eg. The Gherkin in the style of Constable.
Put old elements on modern buildings eg thatched roof, slatted windows etc.
Create work based on the busy streets of London.
Recreate Boyle Family project in Muswell Hill.
Combine two very different buildings or environments.
Like Borja Bonaque but incorporating trees- an opposite type of place.
Make a model of a building that has the qualities of Feng Dakang’s paintings out of fragile, translucent materials. Make it appear fragile and precarious.
Recreate Hokusai’ wave by painting with hand prints / fingers etc.
Work from awe inspiring locations- include figures that illustrate the enormity of the chosen places.
Respond to the work of Fay Goodwin and photograph stages of deforestation. Have as a sequence or layer.
In response to Gabriel Dawe- make images of nature from string and smaller objects.
In response to Jen Stark, layer coloured translucent materials to create a similar effect.
Look at the patterns that appear in nature (spirals, tessellations, helixes etc) recreate theses in man-made materials.
Create work that illustrates the damage man inflicts on the environment.
Crack through a wall or floor in north wing. (Use trompe l’oiel rather than actually doing it!)
Bring Nature inside…? Moss on walls, watercress, grass seed…. Alter a dolls house with growing things!
Cut into or paint each page of a newspaper or magazine. (Like Georgia Russel and Mimmo Rotello)
Cut into book covers so that the illustrations come to life and ‘act out’ the story.
Shred materials, Eg. Plastic bags, knit, weave or combine them to make a completely different object.
Upside down cash register- based on Rebecca Horn. Create sculpture that falls out of itself!
Response to Ai Wei Wei- break beautiful objects, piece them back together in a new configuration or paint a slogan or known brand across them.
Spray paint a plant giving it a fake appearance, create drawings from this.
Suspend an object or several to make it appear as if they have exploded.
Recreate a natural object in a different scale and media.
Jean Tinguely and class annotation homework: set on 7th March, due 14th March.
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