GCSE Fine Art Coursework: Movement
Movement is your first coursework project and lasts the length of the Autumn Term. During this project you will develop new skills and revisit known techniques and materials as you explore different ways to respond to the theme. The project builds towards a final painting that demontrates what you have learnt over the course of the term.
You will also become familiar with the way a project needs to be structured in order to meet four Assessment Objectives.
How you analyse and respond to the work of others in order to develop your ideas, materials and approach.
How you explore your ideas and subject matter through a range of materials and techniques. You also need to review and reflect upon your discoveries in order to make the best choices about developing your project further.
How you draw, document and investigate your ideas- the information you collect and organise to allow you to make the best choices in the development of your project.
The final piece or series of pieces that you produce as a culmination of all the investigation, development, research and practice you have completed during the project.
Picasso Analysis Task
Homework: Eight week set task
Homework: Muybridge and Bragaglia Research
Discuss the work of Eadweard Muybridge and Anton Bragaglia over two pages in your sketchbook. You should use the analysis sheet to help you- download it from the link below. use a combination of printed images and pictures you have drawn yourself to illustrate your findings.
Analysis should consider the following:
Context: when and where
Technique and materials: how
All the research you complete must help you understand the work in more depth. If you find yourself merely describing what we can see for ourselves you need to research in greater depth.
Homework: Marcel Duchamp
Click the file below to download a copy of 'Nude Descending a Staircase'
Print, cut out and stick the image of ‘Nude descending the staircase’, 1912, by Marcel Duchamp into your sketchbook. (Write the title, date and name of the artist next to it.)
Analyse the piece. There are two documents here to help you...
Find a similar image by Marcel Duchamp. Draw all or a section in your sketchbook. Think carefully about your choice of media and don’t leave any bit of white paper showing.
Images by Duchamp you may look for include:
Where does Duchamp fit in with the artists already studied during this project?....
Homework: Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw is an American artist who has created distorted drawings of himself and famous people . He does this by first cutting into photos and chopping them up to rearrange them. He then makes new photo collages from these, and then works from this new image to create hyper-real , yet twisted portraits .Some are symbolic depictions—such as that of Ronald Reagan whose face is literally haunted by figures from the American culture of violence (Charles Manson, Rambo, etc.)—and Hollywood subjects. We thus rediscover the stylistic and anthropological range of the approach of Jim Shaw, that formidable reader of his country’s popular culture, from which he extracts perverse scenarios with a disquieting realism.
Born 1952 in Midland, Michigan, Jim Shaw lives and works in Los Angeles.
Homework: Hockney and Photocollage
Homework: Magazine Collage
Homework: Photocollage 2- 'A Day in the Life'
Photograph someone in an environment, completing an everyday task: eating, gardening, washing up, brushing their teeth, working etc.
Make sure that you photograph the full figure and close ups of your subject in different positions. Also photograph the surrounding scene, the objects they use, the small details we might overlook.
Look at the example by Phillip Toledano on the right from his series, 'Days with my Father'.
These photographs can then be enlarged and reduced to create a photocollage similar to the painting below by Richard Patterson. You can see some areas are clear and crisp, other parts are blurred or abstract sections of a bigger picture.