San Rock Art

Posted: March 1, 2015 in San Rock Art
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Origins

 

Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art 

Romanticism

Posted: February 18, 2015 in Art Movements
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Beginning in the late 18th century and lasting until the middle of the 19th century a new Romantic attitude began to characterize culture and many art works in Western civilization. It started as an artistic and intellectual movement that emphasized a revulsion against established values (social order and religion). Instead Romanticism exalted individualism, subjectivism, irrationalism, imagination, emotions and nature, it valued emotion over reason and senses over intellect. These artists and philosophers of the time were in revolt against the existing social order and they favored the revival of potentially unlimited number of artistic styles (basically anything that aroused their senses or imagination).

The Romanticist movement started as a reaction to the political turmoil of the times, plus the influx of foreign art coming from Canada, Asia and around the world. As such ‘Orientalism’ had a huge influence on the artists of the time, especially artists like Eugene Delacroix.(Ref)

Romanticism Part 1 and 2 by Kenney Mencher

Art Assigment

Posted: November 1, 2014 in Art Enrichment
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The Art Assignment is an educational video series produced by PBS Digital Studios that focuses on the creative process and the act of making. The series highlights emerging and established artists working across the United States, with each artist devising an assignment that serves as an open call for art makers across the globe. Celebrating risk-taking in the creative process, The Art Assignment introducesyou to alternative approaches to art-making and the most innovative minds in art today.

Pop Art in the 1950s and 1960s

Posted: October 26, 2014 in Grade 11
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Dada and Surrealism

Posted: October 26, 2014 in Grade 11
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Surrealism

Posted: October 26, 2014 in Grade 11
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Need some help getting to grips with Surrealism? The Doctor will see you now.

Peter Capaldi, a former art student, and the latest actor to play Doctor Who, settles down on Freud’s couch to deliver his wry take on the Surrealist movement.

‘Unlock Art’ is Tate’s new short film series, offering a witty inside track on the world of art.  Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi joins forces with rock duo The Kills, comedian Frank Skinner, Girls star Jemima Kirke and other celebrity art fans to introduce some of the big ideas that have shaped art history. A new film is released each month, with topics ranging from the history of the nude and the nature of the art market, to Pop art.

Cubism

Posted: October 19, 2014 in Art Movements, Grade 11
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