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Digital Drawing Debate28 August 2017

Today, artists are using all kinds of digital technology to make images. Let take one example of a very simple use of technology that may challenge our ideas about "fine art":British Artist David Hockney... more

The Ready Made28 August 2017

"Everyday object selected and designated as art. The name was coined by Marcel Duchamp, whose first ready-mades included a snow shovel that he picked up on a snowy day in New York, and a wheel mounted... more

Blood Head28 August 2017

British Artist Marc Quinn has created a series of controversial self portraits, making casts of his own head and using his own frozen blood. Every 5 years, Since 1991, he recreates another version to... more

Art vs. Craft28 August 2017

An interesting and always controversial topic for a TOK and ART debate in the classroom, or use the questions for an individual reflection in the visual journal and process portfolio material ( criterion... more

Viewer Responsefree28 August 2017

How is this a different experience?Visiting an exhibition without any preparation or prior gathering of information is a very different experience from visiting the same show after having done a bit of... more

CAS and Visual Arts28 August 2017

Although CAS is not specifically part of the Visual Arts program, there are many ways in which Visual Arts students can enrich the lives of others (and earn CAS hours) through art projects and shared... more

Transcribing an Art Work28 August 2017

(left) Jeff Wall, Picture for Women, Transparency in lightbox, 1979 (right) Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies'Bergere, 1882To transcribe essentially means to translate something into another form, as... more

Animate a Painting28 August 2017

An example of reinterpreting a work from another era in another mediumIn the Millennium exhibition, 'Encounters, New Art from Old', in the summer of 2000, The National Gallery of Art in London invited... more

Transcription Activity28 August 2017

The first step is understanding what is transcription. Use the examples in Transcribing an art work to demonstrate what other artists have done before; this will get your students interested in creating... more

Perspective and Drawing Aides27 August 2017

Viewfinders, grids, mirrors, the Claude Glass are historical optical aides that help artists to reconstruct a scene. Even perspective is essentially a drawing aide. As an intro to perspective drawing... more