Presentation on theme: "Breadth #2-4 AP 2012 Breadth Theme for October: Observational Studies and Interpretations."— Presentation transcript:
Breadth #2-4 AP 2012 Breadth Theme for October: Observational Studies and Interpretations
Breadth #2: Object Investigation Showing investigation of parts of an object and textures, details, points of view Direct observation Use tools, things that can be taken apart, opened, moved etc. Alternative: TEXTURE - idea of knot, tangled, braid, rope texture (Jennifer Wroblewski, Hugette Despaut May) Form, Texture, mark making, advancing and receding space though light and shadow, foreshortening Charcoal, graphite, pastel or acrylic Observational Unit
Breadth #3: Figure/Anatomy Render an anatomical study of the figure May include muscle, skeleton May include drapery for added texture Should be dynamic in light and shadow May be in color (warms and cools) Choice medium Complex and challenging composition May be close up/magnified May treat as a still life Form, light and shadow Observational Unit
Breadth #4: Abstracted Landscape Observe and sketch a landscape of your choice Reference color and forms and interpret in abstract way Simplifying to line, value, shape, texture, positive and negative space City scape/urban landscape as inspiration Or by contrast- suburb scott tulay, brian bishop, kim kadmus owens) Show case mark making, surface texture, line, shape, pos/neg space, subtractive methods of drawing Observational Unit
Breadth substitute #1: Museum Inspiration Project First trip: MoMA Project option #1: create a final drawing from an observational sketch within the museum from prompts assigned at field trip (or personal reference photo) Project option #2: STILL LIFE or PORTRAIT create an artwork in the style of an abstract or expressionist artwork. Include short description of inspirational work, photo and artist name. Observational Unit
Ms. Livoti’s Inspiration in High School: Picasso Picasso, The red armchair Picasso, Head, 1972 Picasso, Woman with Pears
I wanted to express the essence of the figure- a lonely girl, consoling herself. I remember wanting to make her seated, but not wanting to care about perspective. Working in an abstract way helped me to express myself more. I was able to enjoy painting, mixing color, making brush strokes, and controlling line.
This was the last piece in my concentration. I remember being so obsessed with shading in the different shapes with paint. I really taught myself a lot. I was trying all different weights of line, contrasting warm vs. cool colors, trying to get as many shapes to pop out as possible.
Due Dates: Breadth #2, 3, 4 due by Friday, Nov. 2 nd These works will receive individual grades You will receive an overall grade for your participation in the critique Your work will also be judged as a whole to see how strong your breadth section is.