Monday, 20 February 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And End Self Portraits

Paintings that show a beginning and an end - Self Portraits


MC Escher Hand drawing a hand 1948


Pieter Bruegel - The Artist and The Buyer 1565

A self portrait of a very grumpy looking Bruegel irritated by a potential buyer or art lover watching him work


Norman Rockwell American Illustrator - Self Portrait Painted for a magazine cover and article where Rockwell discusses his career



Image may contain: cat and indoor 

Lucia Heffernan interesting homage to Norman Rockwell with the copied composition

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Edexcel A Level Art Exam 'Environment' War Art Austin Osman Spare paintings


Austin Spare, Operating in a Regimental Aid Post (1918)

Unpleasant environments. First World War Trenches. A number of Artists were comissioned, or produced for themselves while they were serving as soldiers, They produced paintings and drawings that recorded the intense claustrophobic atmosphere of the trenches. Austin Osman Spare is one of the least well known war artists, but his paintings capture the dark surreal atmosphere of the environment in the trenches.

A Level Art Exam 2017 Edexcel - Environment

2017 Edexcel Art, Graphics, Photography & Textiles Exam title is Environment

These are screen grabs from the Exam Paper. We have a digital copy in school you can download it here (Student Shared\Art\A Level Exam 2017). Sadly this is only available to SJL students, A Level students from other schools will be able to collect their coy from their school from today






Monday, 30 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And End - Graves



Images from the internet spookily of an open grave from the perspective of the person in it





Dont Panic Paul Robert Turner

series of paintings called 'Dont Panic' by Paul Robert Turner. Images from the perspective of someone who is lying on the pavement with people around them who are helping and checking they are ok

His Website

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam Beginning And or End - Steampunk

Steampunk is a fantasy idea where Artists and Writers pretend that technology stopped in the late 19th Century and produce Modern devices that look like they were made in the Victorian age



Steampunk Laptop


Steampunk Laptop


Steampunk Laptop


Steampunk MP3 Player


Steampunk MP3 Player (this is actually a skin that fits over your Ipod)




What if Dr Who has to hide the Tardis in the Victorian Age

 Wind up Record Player entirely acoustic no electronic amplification


Somethings that we think of as Modern existed during the late Victorian early 20th Century era and so do not need to be reimagined


Steampunk enthusiasts also dress up like Victorian Hi Tech Explorers








Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Henry Moore Bones Drawings


Henry Moore was an english sculptor. Henry worked in stone. He built in clay and had his work cast into metal. Henry Moore controversially at the time worked on small pieces which he had scaled up at the foundary into huge pieces in Bronze and other materials


Henry Moore produced thousands of drawings in sketchbooks, playing with ideas and recording interesting forms and shapes that he saw around him. He worked a lot with watercolour wash over oil pastel, using the resist of the wax and water to create interesting effects and textures


The white oil pastel against the soft inks or watercolours creates an interesting effect on this sketchbook page







Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning and End Mexican Day Of The Day

Mexican festival where family members who have died are remembered. It is now celebrated around 31st October when All Saints Day or Halloween is celebrated. In Mexico the celebration lasts up to three days and is a remembrance of ancestors, children and adults who have died. The use of the skulls and the link to death and life make strong links to the Beginning and End  theme







Monday, 9 January 2017

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2017 Beginning And Or End Exploded View


 The Haynes Manuals are Graphical Design classics with their cutaway views of Cars and Vehicles on the cover and pages of notes and 'exploded views' inside they were like lego instructions if you wanted to maintain service or repair your car




More recent editions have developed the images on the cover to use CGI and a more sophisticated drawing style.


Haynes the company who publish the books have also got into the spoof and retro market and you can buy interesting but fictional guides to things other than cars now