Getting ready for our trip to London
In this session we looked at some paintings from WW1 painting and discussed the works together. We discussed the messages that the works conveyed and then also the styles the works had been created in.
We then worked to create our own works of art, using both writing and drawing. To make our works we followed the template below given to us by a member of staff.
|Decision 1:||Message – What are you going to say about the war?
WWI was shocking because it was…
monstrous unnatural inhumane horrific unheroic makes people less human unforgivable a waste sad gruesome futile (a waste of time and life)
|Decision 2:||Content – What are you going to show in your painting?
living soldiers dead soldiers trenches barbed wire attacking defending shelling shell shock young soldiers older soldiers uniforms families
what people thought it would have been like mothers fathers leaders / officers ordinary men groups Individuals groups weapons
|Decision 3:||Style – How are you going to show things?
realistic grotesque exaggerated graphic subtle obvious hidden abstract close-up wide-angle personal impersonal organic / natural detailed
simple machine-like straight lines curves static / still moving anonymous
|Decision 4:||Light and Colour
dark light many colours few colours blocks of colour merging colours contrasting colours similar / complementary colours flecks of colour
light pinpointing something bright, bold colours shadow hiding something subtle colours
|Decision 5:||Techniques & Materials – How are you going to paint / make your art?
water colours oil paints collage two-dimensional three-dimensional brushed using a palette knife finger painting painting with a rag controlled
uncontrolled deliberate random / accidental pencil charcoal pen sketch loose (can see how it’s painted) tight, precise (hard to see how it was painted)
thin, fine brush thick, coarse brush
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