Year 12 IB Art Holiday Task
The Research Workbook tasks:
· Scale - how does a work of art’s size affect the viewer (and how is seeing an actual work of art different from seeing a reproduction in a book ?)
· Materials - what is it created from ?- why? - what effect does the material give?
· Content - what does the work represent ? does it tell a story ? give your personal interpretation.
· The Artist - Who ? When ?
· Even basic descriptions of colour, shapes etc. are useful - how is the mood or atmosphere of a piece affected by the artists use of colour, texture, line, pattern etc. ?
· Value judgement - is the piece successful ? Why ?
· Scale - how does the building, monument or built environment relate on a “human scale” - does it “dwarf” people - why? (to impress, to accommodate a specific use, to inspire fear, devotion etc.)
· Inspiration/style - can you see any connections with art or design movements (Art Nouveau, Neo Classical, Art Deco, Modernism? Etc.)
· Decoration - is it decorated ? Why? - Why would you decorate a building? In what style ? Describe - organic (plant forms etc.), geometrical simplicity etc .
· How well does the space, monument or building fulfil its intended role ?
· How does it relate to the location in which it is placed (natural environment, other buildings etc.?)
At least 10 sides relating to images, artefacts, techniques, experimentation observations and artists’ work connected with your chosen theme for you first personally directed project. Good preparation is essential for a successful project. Take loads of photographs, make loads of drawings – even stuff which is too large to fit in your book. Go nuts – develop an obsession!
Remember lots of nice drawings, clear legible notes, a few photographs - this is the start of your second Research Workbook - make it look attractive and interesting. Total 20 sides upwards, split between both tasks.