Artists make statements; WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?
This project will serve to teach/review/improve upon your understanding of :
- Color and color theory. Review what you learned in Art I and through the colored pencil/Photorealism project that you just finished. Use color in a more sophisticated manner than before, considering not only color theory but color symbolism as well.
- Composition. Always critical to a good work of art, composition is especially key as it affects the artist's intent/content. YOU are the artist - YOU are trying to say something - YOU have control over the composition....choose it carefully and with purpose.
- Acrylic painting techniques. There are many different ways to paint. This project will require you to use a variety of styles, both direct and indirect. You have already developed some of the skills needed for painting through drawing practice (observation, value) and by studying color theory and basic painting in Art I (hue, value, saturation/local, optical, and arbitarry color).
- Art History. Artists have always been "saying things" - that's what art is....for this project, you will look at specific styles of art, the reasons why they developed, and some of the major artists associated with those styles. LEARN FROM THEM.
1. Create a well-composed collage that juxtaposes disparate, appropriated, photographic, and other images/patterns AND communicates a message of personal/historical/social importance, etc.
2.. Transfer the collage to the painting paper using mechanical and other means: grid, projection, stencil, free-hand drawing, etc.
3.. Begin painting! Remember that one element of your work must accurately match the local colors of the collage, while the rest of the colors can be arbitrary.
- DO NOT FORGET the REQUIRED COMPONENTS:
- Appropriated, disparate imagery
- Text or numbers
- Mixed media (optional)
ARTISTS TO KNOW
(See Artist Spotlight): James Rosenquist, Jeff Koons, Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, David Salle, Takashi Murakami, Ryan McGinness
What is Neo-Pop?
What is postmodernism?
VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND PRODUCTION
AII.1 The student will expand the use of a process art portfolio to include preliminary sketches, critical writings, class notes, artist research, responses to prompts, self-assessment, critique, reflection, exploration of ideas, media experimentation, and self-selected completed works.
AII.2 The student will make critical and reflective choices (e.g., regarding media, subject matter, idea/concept, composition) to create works of art.
AII.3 The student will demonstrate the value of artisanship (craftsmanship) (e.g., neatness, attention to detail, demonstrated care and purposeful application/use of artistic materials, media, and technical criteria).
AII.4 The student will create works of art inspired by traditional and nontraditional media.
AII.5 The student will create works of art inspired by traditional concepts (e.g., documentation, representation) and nontraditional concepts (e.g., activism, social justice).
AII.6 The student will select and use contemporary media, tools, and processes (drawing, observational drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, crafts, and digital and mixed media) to create works of art.
AII.7 The student will express personal beliefs, values, and intent in works of art (e.g., through subject matter, media, technique).
AII.8 The student will explain the difference between inspirational resource and plagiarism in the creation of personal works of art.
AII.9 The student will explain the differences among appropriation, parody, and copyright infringement in the creation of personal works of art.
AII.10 The student will employ elements of art, principles of design, and a variety of media experiences (acrylic, fiber, pastel, wax, watercolor pencil, and clay) to express meaning in works of art and design.
ART HISTORY AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
AII.14 The student will identify historical and contemporary works of art and the artistic developments they represent (e.g., changes in style, media, technique, concept).
AII.15 The student will examine and discuss social, political, economic, and cultural factors that influence works of art and design.
AII.16 The student will describe traditional and nontraditional media and subject matter in works of art in relation to historical and contemporary meanings.
ANALYSIS, EVALUATION, AND CRITIQUE
AII.22 The student will evaluate the effectiveness of the communication of ideas in personal works of art and design through critical reflection.
AII.26 The student will demonstrate the ability to reflect on and analyze personal responses (e.g., journal entries, discussions, artist statements, critiques) to works of art and design.
AII.27 The student will describe personal responses to aesthetic qualities found in works of art and design.