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Objective: Create an abstract freestanding cardboard sculpture head.
*The sculpture, without base, should measure a minimum of 18".
*The sculpture should be a true "sculpture in the round" and not have a "front" and "back"
*The artist should explore innovative and creative ways to incorporate multiple perspectives in 3-dimensional ways
*The artist should generate a sketch/sketches based on rigorous research, and/or construct a practice piece (a "maquette")
*The artist should submit a completed spread (2 facing pages) that documents some of the issues that he/she faced, problem solving that happened, and what he/she determined from making a practice piece/sketch.
*Finally the artist should document how he or she feels about the finished work of art.
NC Standard Course of Study Objectives:
Apply creative and critical thinking skills to artistic expression.
*Generate innovative solutions to artistic problems
Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts.
* Classify art by artist, movement, and style
Use critical analysis to generate responses to a variety of prompts.
*Critique personal art using personal or teacher- generated criteria.
Create a spread (2 pages) in your art journal that reflects research notes about Cubism, Picasso and Kimmie Cantrell, and answers the questions below. Be sure to also include your personal reflections as you worked on the project and at the conclusion of the project. The final reflection questions would address your final thoughts on the project and how you think you worked, and how you feel about your final piece.
1. Watch the overview of Cubism video by Phil Hansen(below)
2. Look at the images of Picasso posted here, and do your own research into Picasso- look at lots of his abstract portraits and paintings.
Answer the following questions USING YOUR OWN WORDS:
a. What are some characteristics of Picasso's work?
b. What do they all have in common?
c. Can you describe Picasso's style?
3. Look at "Nude Descending a Staircase" and "Desmoiselles D'Avignon by Picasso.
Answer the following questions about each one USING YOUR OWN WORDS:
a. What does this painting depict?
b. How was this painting revolutionary?
4. Look at the work of Kimmie Cantrell by visiting his website here.
Answer the following question in your own words: How is the work of Kimmie Cantrell similar and different from the work of Picasso?
Create a free-standing portrait sculpture that is inspired by the work of Picasso, Cantrell and cubism, that is at least 18" (without the base) and has multiple perspectives.
Be sure to use a color scheme that works and is well-thought out.