Thursday, 25 February 2016

Edexcel A2 Exam 2016 Truth Fantasy And Fiction - Fantasy Tea Party Alice In Wonderland & Great Expectations

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland Illustration 1924

Alice In Wonderland Film Poster

Alice In Wonderland Disney Film Still 

Arthur Rackham

John Tenniel

Great Expectations - Miss Haversham's Wedding Feast

BBC Production Set

Film Helen Boham Carter

Cecil Beaton Film 1946

Wayne Thiebaud Cakes 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Edexcel A2 Art Exam 2016 Truth Fantasy And Fiction Playing with Scale Slinkachu

Slinkachu is the alias of an Artist that uses modified railway figures to create sculptural street art. Small people doing everyday things out of scale with their backgrounds. Slinkachu then photographs the work with a series of photos gradually showing the context of the work

More 'Little People related photographers and digital Artists on the Photography Blog

Edexcel A2 Art Exam 2016 Truth Fantasy And Fiction Giant Everyday objects American Folk Art and Claus Oldenberg

There is a tradition of giant sculpture in the US with examples that date back to the begin of the 20th Century. Some are quirky and strange, some are huge adverts or signs visible over long distances on the highways advertising businesses, hotels, cafes etc.

Quirky attraction for Museum

early 20th Century coffee shop -  designed to be eye catching and get people to slow down from the main road and stop there

These are an institution in America, tourist attractions with people travelling huge distances to see them.

Claus Oldenburg took the American tradition of making giant roadside objects and folk art and turned it into his own Pop Art

Claes Oldenburg changes the scale of objects and turns the everyday tools of work, rest and play into giant sculptures that often interact with the environment.

Claes Oldenburg website:

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Edexcel A2 Art Exam 2016 Truth Fantasy And Fiction - Patrick Demazeau The Four Seasons of Vivaldi

patrick demazeau The Four Seasons of Vivaldi

Patrick Demazeau set up this surreal installation in 2001 an impossible orchestra, The photos of the installation by a rural road in Belgium spawned an strange urban myth based on the top photo as it circulated on social media. The Urban Myth told of a Polish Wedding Party with chairs laid out that was abandoned, interupted by the outbreak of World War Two in 1939. The chairs lay forgotten with the trees growing through them and the seats repainted each year as an evolving memorial. Great story, but just a story just a myth 

Edexcel AS Exam 2016 Energy Power And Dynamism - Underwater Paintings showing movement - Samantha French / Lorraine Shemesh

Samantha French Paintings

Lorraine Shemesh