Blind analysis practise question
Summer Homework S4/5/6 Design
N5 and Higher Evaluation Templates and help notes:
Find out about Andy Warhol and the ‘Pop Art@ Movement. I would like you to write a couple of paragraphs telling me about this art movement in your own words. Go and do some good research which means not just going to Wikipaedia and copy pasting!. Proper research please avoiding Wikipaedia and avoiding cut and paste – I WILL KNOW!
Pick a piece by Andy Warhol and a piece by another Pop Artist. Name them, date them and name the artists.
- What was the media and techniquesthat each artiust used? (How did they make the marks on the surface? Was it paint? Screenprint? Photography process?)
- What things can you discuss that are similar about the two chossen works?
- What do you particularly like about each of the two chosen works?
I would like you to find out about the ‘Impressionists’. Using your OWN words, can you write a couple of paragraphs on this art movement.
Pick a single painting by one of the Impressionists. Name it, date it, name the artist and describe what you see in it. Describe as best you can the brushstroke style, the colours and how the light works in the painting. What mood does it give you and why? Why do you like this one in particular? Remember there are no ‘right’ answers in art – just explain well why you think what you think.
Prelim guide for N5 and Higher Students.
Here is the N5 revision checklist —>
SQA Exemplar paper N5 — This is the paper which we looked at today Thursday (12.01.17) I set you homework for this paper to be in by Monday
SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR THE ‘How to Analyse’ HELPSHEETS
USE THE ‘How To Analyse’ HELPSHEETS!
the-lobster-dress-by-elsa-schiaparelli-1937 <—Schiaparelli Helpsheet
Here are help notes for your homework:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGfWZfRzWM —> good Dali documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5c7Sp9iy4A —-> good Kahlo documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNHNWTqiE8I —-> good Magritte documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7CjyPUYfIA —-> another good Magritte documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmzCUpYpO4 —-> good Gormley documentary
http://www.renemagritte.org/rene-magritte-paintings.jsp —-> good Magritte website – click on the info links.
Links to past papers
Links above is VG for practice questions – look at it!
Firstly, it really helps if you follow me and the other art teachers on your Pinterest account. This means that I can send you helpful visuals and helpful information about whoever you are studying and whatever you are developing.
My Pinterest account name is:
MsMcCormack Culloden Link –> pinterest
For homework, you are continuing with your 2D development work in both areas of Design and Expressive. I did provide lots of paper but if you did not pick any paper up, then you can go and get very reasonably priced paper and materials at the works or at WHSmith in town. If you like to work in a sketchbook then this is great and I would be very happy if you decided that you prefer working in this way. If you don’t do your development work then you are really setting yourself at a disadvantage with your timescales and reaching your real potential! No qualification worth having is easy and hard work pays off.
Think about using collage and mixed media in your expressive composition development work. Look at my boards on pintrest for inspiration. Keep the quality high – we are looking for some quite heavily and carefully worked development studies. look at my pinterest board on drawn jewellery and textiles design ideas. We are looking for a high level of finish.
I have put lots of good educational films on my pinterest boards about relevant designers and artists and movements. Go have a look.
A great page for exploring the work of Alexander McQueen
Important revision : The Visual Elements. Being able to discuss the ‘VISUAL ELEMENTS’ is important when you are working on your analyses for your exam. Here is a help sheet to read so that you are clear on how to discuss the visual elements:
Some analysis questions to try out:
Click on this link to open up a question which has two answers: a good answer and a bad answer. I would like you to try to mark both of them and bring your marked answers in to me to check that you know what does get a mark and what does not.
4th yr homework update 18.02.14
Typical analysis questions for Expressive and for Design which you could use to practise. I will mark any you complete.
Fantasy and Imagination
Old Age, Adolescence, Infancy, The Three Ages (1940) by Salvador Dali oil on canvas (39 × 35cm)
Comment on the subject matter of this piece and how the artist has used composition, colour and texture. What is your opinion of this painting? Give at least two reasons for your answer.
(Don’t forget to pay good attention to the title, medium and size of anything you are given to analyze – it can often be important to help you with your analysis. This one, for example gives good clues as to the meanings in the painting.)
Hints : Describe what you see. What makes this painting strange or surreal or dreamlike? How is the composition of the painting organised or in other words, how have the different heads been placed? What can you say about the colours used? What can you say about the mood. This often links with the colour but also in this painting look at things like the background. Surfaces – are there smooth, rough, contrasting surface areas? Describe brushstroke style? Has the subject matter been painted realistically/ naively/ in an abstract manner/ etc. Look carefully at the title – do you think that you can see meanings in the painting?
Odilon Redon ‘Cyclops’, 1914 Oil on Cardboard mounted on Panel 64 × 51 cm
Comment on the subject matter of this piece and how the artist has used composition, colour and created mood. What is your opinion of this painting? Give at least two reasons for your answer.
Try this one yourself – you can use the Content Form Process Mood helpsheet as a guide but it is important to try one without the helpsheets in front of you because they will not be there during your real exam.
Design Analysis practise questions
Elsa Schiaparelli Skeleton dress, 1938 Silk crêpe, trapunto quilting, cotton wadding
(Take care to pay attention to all the information given in the title – look at the date – sometimes there are things you know about what was happening at that time in society or perhaps there is a linked movement you could talk about. Sometimes it mentions the fabric used. This is always an important thing to discuss in relation to look and function. )
Comment on this dress, paying particular attention to form, function and use of materials. Do you think that this dress is a successful design? Give at least two reasons for your answer.
Easyjet Uniform, 2010
Discuss this garment in relation to style and fitness for purpose. Do you think that this is a successful design? Give two reasons for your answer.
If you are still not sure what the N5 prelim paper will be covering, please click on this guide and have a look.
Click on the link which you want and it will take you to a page with a big heading and a smaller one underneath. Click on the smaller one to open the document.