Choosing Artworks

IB Visual Arts: Choosing Artworks

Choose your artworks for the Comparative study bearing in mind the availability of appropriate resources, the marking criteria and the requirements of the task:Your choice of artworks might be inspired by a TOK question or an exhibition you have seen.You might select works that address a particular theme, or investigate key works in art history. Try this activity to help you identify Thematic Threads.


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Lucy Witham 11 October 2017 - 14:11

Hi, would you consider the artists Picasso and DuBuffet too similar to use in a CS? Thanks.

Judi Morgan 29 November 2017 - 17:45

I have a student interested in architecture for CS. She is wanting to compare Frank Lloyd Wright and Iraq architect Zaha Hadid. She lives near the Guangzhou Opera House and has and can experience it directly. Do you have any suggestions for analysis and how she might integrate her studies into her studio work?

Heather McReynolds 29 November 2017 - 19:32

That sounds like a good comparison already... esp with the primary source. What is her studio work like? can she make connections or is it better to make a piece in response? I would suggest maybe looking at the architects drawings as well, FLW has some incredible drawings and graphics, this could be an angle for comparing her work too.

Judi Morgan 30 November 2017 - 18:52

Excellent ideas on the FLW... She did a replication of a FLW drawing to understand mechanical drawing/pen weight/ etc. And created a Lego building that she then drew...I think she is hoping to continue in this way for studio work, but I will talk with her more about this. Thanks


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