Monday, 30 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And End - Graves

Images from the internet spookily of an open grave from the perspective of the person in it

Dont Panic Paul Robert Turner

series of paintings called 'Dont Panic' by Paul Robert Turner. Images from the perspective of someone who is lying on the pavement with people around them who are helping and checking they are ok

His Website

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam Beginning And or End - Steampunk

Steampunk is a fantasy idea where Artists and Writers pretend that technology stopped in the late 19th Century and produce Modern devices that look like they were made in the Victorian age

Steampunk Laptop

Steampunk Laptop

Steampunk Laptop

Steampunk MP3 Player

Steampunk MP3 Player (this is actually a skin that fits over your Ipod)

What if Dr Who has to hide the Tardis in the Victorian Age

 Wind up Record Player entirely acoustic no electronic amplification

Somethings that we think of as Modern existed during the late Victorian early 20th Century era and so do not need to be reimagined

Steampunk enthusiasts also dress up like Victorian Hi Tech Explorers

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Henry Moore Bones Drawings

Henry Moore was an english sculptor. Henry worked in stone. He built in clay and had his work cast into metal. Henry Moore controversially at the time worked on small pieces which he had scaled up at the foundary into huge pieces in Bronze and other materials

Henry Moore produced thousands of drawings in sketchbooks, playing with ideas and recording interesting forms and shapes that he saw around him. He worked a lot with watercolour wash over oil pastel, using the resist of the wax and water to create interesting effects and textures

The white oil pastel against the soft inks or watercolours creates an interesting effect on this sketchbook page

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning and End Mexican Day Of The Day

Mexican festival where family members who have died are remembered. It is now celebrated around 31st October when All Saints Day or Halloween is celebrated. In Mexico the celebration lasts up to three days and is a remembrance of ancestors, children and adults who have died. The use of the skulls and the link to death and life make strong links to the Beginning and End  theme

Monday, 9 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Exploded View

 The Haynes Manuals are Graphical Design classics with their cutaway views of Cars and Vehicles on the cover and pages of notes and 'exploded views' inside they were like lego instructions if you wanted to maintain service or repair your car

More recent editions have developed the images on the cover to use CGI and a more sophisticated drawing style.

Haynes the company who publish the books have also got into the spoof and retro market and you can buy interesting but fictional guides to things other than cars now

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Paintings of Ruins

John Constable Painting of Stonehenge 

JMW Turner Painting of Stonehenge

Jacob Van Ruisdael 17th Century

Caspar David Friedrich - Winter – Night – Old Age and Death 1803

Arnold Bocklin 1847

Steve Edwards Signs 2017 Etched Lino Print

Steve Edwards Fontibus 2017 Etched Lino Print

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Vanitas Still Life

Vanitas paintings were still life paintings from the 16th and 17th Century. Each of the objects are symbolic, Symbols of death reminding us how short life is like the extinguished candle, the skull. Objects like the watch and the quill pen and the books remind us of mans ability to use his intelligence, That they are placed together to remind the viewer that despite our intelligence, despite our wealth we will all be levelled by death.

Pieter Claesz 1630

David Bailly (1584–1657) Self-portrait With Vanitas Symbols,  dated 1651

Adriaen van Utrecht | Vanitas Still-Life with a Bouquet and a Skull