Friday, 30 January 2015

AS Art Edexcel Relationships - Colour Theory - Colour Relationships

Claude Monet Haystacks Series
Claude Monet painted a series of observational studies of local haystacks. He was looking at the effects of light and the relationship between the colour of the object and the colour of the shadow

AS Art Edxcel Relationships Colour theory and relationships - Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley Op Art. Bridget Riley used the way our eyes work placing precisely placed and constructed lines together in such a way that if you stare at them movement is created.

Bridget Riley produced later paintings that looked at relationships between colours. But Mr Higgins loves these early monochrome paintings because the illusion of movement is created.

Early Op Art? Dazzle Ships / Dazzle Camoflage

During World War One and to a lesser extent World War Two British Royal Navy used striking patterns on their ships to confuse German Submarines and Ships. The idea was seeing the ship against the moving waves or through the periscope of a submarine it would be impossible to tell what it was and which way is was travelling

British Ship HMS Argus at sea 1918

Unidentified ship in dock

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

AS Art Edexcel Relationships - Colour relationships harmonies composition Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was a Twentieth Century Abstract painter. Using some tight rules he created paintings that balanced colour shape and line

Phil Shaw "For Piets Sake" 2010 a homage to Mondrian

Monday, 26 January 2015

AS Art Edexcel 2015 Relationships Chiaroscuro - the balance between light and dark

Joseph Wright of Derby A Philosopher lecturing on a Orrery 1766

The Alchymist In Search of the Philosopher’s Stone, Discovers Phosphorus 1771

An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump 1768

Apart and or Together Edexcel 2015 GCSE Impossible Buildings Filip Dujardin

Creative Photoshop

Apart And Or Together Edexcel GCSE 2015 Amy Casey impossible buildings and cityscapes

Fantastical buildings - paintings that look like collages

Apart & or Together Edexcel GCSE 2015 Andreas Gursky Landscape Photography

Fantasic Buildings on a monumental scale. People together and apart

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Apart and or Together Edexcel GCSE 2015 Andrew Wyeth Windows

Andrew Wyeth American painter of atmospheric landscapes and interiors. Painted a number of images using windows as frames so that we are looking out of rooms - apart from the landscape

Apart & Or Together Edexcel GCSE 2015 - Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper American painter (1882 - 1967) 

Edward Hooper painted sparce urban spaces populated by melancholic looking people. You can fit these into 'Alone and or Together' because of the views through windows and separation created by the windows. Or you can fit them in because of the people who typically in Hopper's paintings seem isolated so alone but still with other people.

Nighthawks 1942 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Apart and or Together Edexcel 2015 GCSE - Objects arranged together by colour

Dan Tobin Smith

Collections of objects arranged 'together' by colour