Breadth Theme for October: Observational Studies and Interpretations Breadth #2-4 AP 2012
Observational Unit 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, HugetteDespautMay) • Form, Texture, mark making, advancing and receding space though light and shadow, foreshortening • Charcoal, graphite, pastel or acrylic
Mark Making http://www.jenniferwroblewski.com
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 • scotttulay, brian bishop, kimkadmusowens) • Show case mark making, surface texture, line, shape, pos/neg space, subtractive methods of drawing
Landscape Kim Cadmus Owens
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.
Leger Contrasted Forms
Ms. Livoti’s Inspiration in High School: Picasso Picasso, Head, 1972 Picasso, The red armchair 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. 2nd • 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.