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Art Evaluation

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Introduction

ART EVALUATION For this art project, we were given the theme 'beginnings', from using this title I followed a number of different steps in enabling me to complete my final piece. My final piece was completed after having done a lot of preparation in my sketchbook. For my final piece I drew a very plain dark thick black ding body using tissue and pva glue at the bottom of the painting, I did this for many reasons, I used thick black and very plain paint to show that the body has no meaning now as the soul is about to leave, I used tissue to make the body very thick, this again emphasizes the emptiness of the body, it was at the bottom of the painting to reinforce the body's unimportance. The body isn't very important to us, it is the soul that is really important, our body is simply a system and order for our soul to function in, or a vehicle for our soul to drive in, to show this unimportance and the meaningless of the body, I did the body in this way. I then had two red exaggerated hands reaching out the body, these were the hands of the soul, the soul was urging to be released finally and as it is in a dieing body it is so close to be coming out, it is almost in pain, for this reason I used a dark reddish color. ...read more.

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The log is linked with the tree, it can show the beginning of the tree and death is beginning for many people and not just the end. The skull is very useful in representing the death of a body and in fact it is true that when our body is dead the only system that can survive is the skeletal system as our other four systems, (the immune, digestive, circulatory and nervous systems) all need to work with the soul to control our body, but the skeletal system is just the bodies structure and is in no need for our soul. Therefore the skull can be directly related to death too. The last direct observations that I did were drawings of different gestures. The gestures that a person makes can reveal a lot to us about what a person is feeling. In my painting of death, I wanted to represent emotions that the soul would feel during death. When the soul is finally released from the body, after having lived and worked in a very consistent and sometimes repetitive structure of our body, I think to be released, it must feel like a release of pressure that has built up, the soul may feel in a very desperate manner to be released, very wanting and reaching. I drew a realistic hand gesture to portray this emotion as well as a very exaggerated version to emphasize these emotions and feeling. ...read more.

Conclusion

Throughout my sketchbook, I experimented with many different media. Including, pencils of a different range (2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b), color pencils, pens of different colours, charcoal, pastels, watercolour paints, acrylic paint, tissue, carrier bags, crisp packets and cotton wool. I think I used most of the media well, but some could have been improved. Cutting the carrier bags and crisp packets was difficult at times and could have been done more accurately, I think some of my acrylic paintings, could have also been improved as when I used thick paint it would sometimes become less neat, depending on how I am using the paint adds to the difficulty I may have. In my sketchbook, I firstly focused on the theme beginnings, from this I chose the topic 'death', and I then drew still life drawings and gestures linked to this, after having done that I researched on this topic and also an artist, by analyzing some of this artists paintings I developed the definite idea of including both a body and soul in my painting, I researched both these topics using the perception of each created by the artist research and analyzing, these helped me in deciding to add angels, clouds and a volcanic explosion in my painting, after I had decided the main things I wanted in my painting, I played around with different compositions and using the good points of each I formed a final idea. ...read more.

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