Still Life Paintings Smart History: Art history on Khan Academy Make notes Listen for info about: – Hirst – The Piece – Hirst’s other work – Information on other artists whose work is concerned with morality – References to ‘Time’ Title a work of art itself (Hirst Piece) History of art is coming to… Continue reading Exercise 5 – Find out more
All information was gained from the Tate Modern website: http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/p/postmodernism What is postmodernism? – First used around 1970 – An art movement that defies definition as there is no one style or theory – Embraces many different approaches to art making – Anti-Authoritarian by nature – refuses to recognise a definition of what art should… Continue reading Research – Postmodernism
Damien Hurst’s ‘The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ Write down a few words giving your first reaction to the piece Sadness, fascination, wonderment Do you have an emotional response to it? Firstly I feel sad. Sad that the shark is dead. Then I feel slightly fearful. I wonder if the shark… Continue reading Exercise 4 – Looking at Context
Grayson Perry Lectures Nice Rebellion, Welcome in. Notes – Art didn’t change for a long time. The style of art was the same for thousands of years. – Now we’re obsessed with being different, unique and innovative. – Art id in it’s ‘End state’, anything can be art – Innovation is mere tweaking nowadays… Continue reading Research – Grayson Perry Lectures – Part 2
Reading About Art Art history: The Basics Extract – Make notes on further research points – Notes on parts particularly meaningful – Look up new words /create glossary What is Art and what is art history? – Research one day closer to Paradise incident (interesting insight into subjectivity of art) – Research Gombrich … Continue reading Exercise 3 – Reading About Art
What is Art? I feel that art is anything that has been made creatively but has to have been made, like a painting or a sculpture. I think other things can be ‘artistic’, like photography, but are not actually art. How do we know it is art? I think, for me, I know when… Continue reading Exercise 2 – What is Art?
I have never seen this piece before but my first response to this piece is that it is ugly. It reminds me more of a urinal than a fountain. It looks old and dirty and honestly, I don’t find it very appealing to look at.