#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School
Having looked through Matisse’s Portraits – How are you going to use the ideas of Kehinde Wiley and APPROPRIATING COMPOSITION to develop the ideas for your self portrait?
How have you progressed with the use of photography and the Henri Matisse images to help you develop your understanding of composition and contemporary art? What do you think you are doing to develop the ideas of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s into the early 2000’s?
Looking at yesterday’s gesture drawings – What did you struggle with in the process, in the final product?
What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?
REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.
2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
What materials are you NOT using yet? Make sure that in the body of work you are making (about 1 object) you try things you are not comfortable with.
What mediums are you afraid of using. If not afraid – haven’t used because you are not used in the past?
Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…
2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
What did TAPING the paper down to the board help with last week? How will THIS NEW APPROACH to Stretching watercolor paper help?
What did you get done today? Be VERY specific in the tasks you accomplished.Collage? Built?
Create a ONE PAGE PAPER(double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON MONDAY, September 15, 2014.