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Tasks 2a & 2b

For Art, you have a choice of two approaches to the lesson. Please choose either Task 2a or Task 2b. You may do both, if you prefer, but this will take longer and I don't expect you to do both. 


Task 2a - Appraisal


L.O. to appraise the works of an artist


Look in more depth at Paul Nash's war art. There is a gallery showing a selection of his work on the Lime Class website. You can find it here.


On this forum, comment on the subjects of his art work. What does he paint? Why does he choose these subjects do you think? What effect is he trying to have on the people who see his art? If you could hang this art anywhere, where would you put it and why? Compare and contrast his pieces of art work - how are they similar and how are they different? Rank his art work from your point of view - which is your favourite and why; which is your least favourite and why? How has he created his work? Does he always use the same palette of colours or is is different for each work? What colours does he use?


Task 2b


L.O. to imitate the style of an artist


Look carefully at one or more of Paul Nash's pieces of work. Using materials that you have available at home (if you have none, please do Task 2a), imitate his style. Look carefully at the features, the colours, the shapes and placement of objects in Nash's work and try to imitate it.


You may choose one of two approaches to this:


1) Imitate the work as closely as possible. In attempting to 'copy' someone's work, you will pay attention to detail. You will focus in on the composition of the work and study it in greater depth. Art forgers (people who try to copy someone's work and pretend it is real), though they are trying to 'cheat' art lovers, they do have talent! Imitating the art work precisely might actually be 'Trickiest' for this task.


2) Imitate the work in style and composition (the way it is put together and what it has in it), but more loosely, allowing your own artistic freedom to decide what you want to put where and how. This is 'Tricky' and 'Trickier'.


Please note that later on in this term there will be opportunities for you to create completely original pieces of art - there is nothing to stop you doing this as well now if you get into this art work - but please do task 2a or tasks 2b for this lesson.


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