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
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?