“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.

Goals

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?

Goals

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.

Goals

  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston Churchill

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Perseverance is as strong a tool as the ropes holding you up…

Art Foundations: Last day to Construct your Architecture

Disney’s LA Philharmonic Concert Hall. When do WE get to go? Want to visit VIRTUALLY? Click HERE.

Goals

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how does YOUR building relate to today?)

Frank Gehry On TEAMWORK: Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: Out into the Hallways with your LARGE PAPER and OIL PASTELS

Is your drawing going to have the same dynamic feel this one does?

Goals

  1. 3.2 apply ideas of perspective and oil pastel techniques use skill to solve visual challenges

What relationships have you been looking at in the drawing ? Tomorrow, what are you doing to cover the space and BE AWARE of the materials you are using? How are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: Adventures and Concentration #3

What is your plan for accomplishing the work in front of you? What was the challenge you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

HELL HOLE? Click HERE for the NPR Station

Goals

  1. 1.2 How do your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use?
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What is the strength of your narrative (adventure) work? What is the strength behind the concentration work and how does it fit into the larger body of work? SHARE with your neighbor of 2 or 3.

Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima. Click on the image for the wikipedia story behind it all.

Great, strange, curious RadioLab article on Runners and Perseverance: HERE

Art Foundations: Build your Building, consider TEAMWORK

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
What are you doing to make your work unique and Frank Gehryesque

GOALS

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you?)

On TEAMWORK:  Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: HALLWAY with your paper

Get your BIG SHAPES drawn out first. Then onto the oils… but not today!

GOALS

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?

AP Studio Art: Concentration – Adventure Story

Knock Knock Knock…

GOALS

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork (how do your ideas compare as similar or different to those of your classmates?)

What is your plan for accomplishing this amount of work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

Veteran’s Day Schedule

l hour

7:25 – 8:02

2 hour

8:07-  8:46

3 hour

8:51 – 9:28

4 hour

9:33 – 10:10

Assembly

10:15- 11:10

5A Lunch

11:10- 11:40

5B Lunch

11:40 – 12:10

5C Lunch

12:10 – 12:40

6 hour

12:45 – 1:22

7 hour

1:27 –   2:04

8 hour

2:09 –   2:46

CRASH! The trip is over… not really, now the adventure begins!

“In not stating the goal to the students, they are like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.” – Lori Wildeman

And the end of the trip… make sure you have plans… goals… know where you were headed in the first place.

Art Foundations: Frank Gehry – LA Philharmonic Disney Concert Hall

Disney Concert Hall – LA Philharmonic Orchestra

GOALS

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as though you were an architect or city planner.
Frank Gehry as Featured in the Simpsons: HERE
Frank Gehry’s Response / Reflections: HERE

Review with neighbors the process of 2 point perspective as well as the ideas behind your architectural idea.

Advanced Drawing: Final Day on Oil Pastel PRACTICE exercise

A bit more toned down for Bonnard.. but… his work is still his own vision based on reality.

GOALS

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished?

AP Studio Art: PRIDE… I am really happy with your beginnings

What ADVENTURE are you going on? Is there a knocking on your boat?

GOALS

  1. 1.2 Create works of visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems

Step back… what are you trying to communicate? Know that you have 1 more week to get 2 works DONE… what do you need to TAKE HOME? What do you need to do over the weekend to be successful in the process of making quality art? SELF – EVALUATION – write up Execution Evaluation, Composition Evaluation, Character Evaluation. Consider the work you have done and EVALUATE progress.