Contextual Study (Turner Prize)

The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50. Awarding the prize is organised by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain. Since its beginnings in 1984 it has become the UK’s most publicised art award. The award represents all media.Artists…

Contextual Study (Fiji)

Last Tuesday, we went to The Sainsbury Centre, this place is very beautiful and the architecture is very interesting. The whole building’s materials almost are glass and from the first picture we can see the glasses are not straight, and the bottom of the land also are not straight, so it takes shape of a…

Contextual Study (compare two portraits)

This painting is a self-portrait of John Singer Sargent.  You could feel the painting’s thickness, he preached to let the paint retain the tracks of the brush. It looks very vivid, such as his eyes, the artist used white oil and just painted a point on it, that can let people feel it is very beautiful. Also, this painting…

Contextual Study (Conceptual and Land Art)

Conceptual art is influence by Minimalism, and it just using some minimal materials to create their artwork on the land. Concept means idea, and land art means using land to create the works. Sol DeWitt, made on April 23,2011. This artist’s work shows the geometric shapes and it influences architecture or interior design, It has…

Contextual Study (Minimalism)

Today, we learned Minimalism. Minimalism also means simplify and it not using colour. Minimalism began post The Second World War western art, and in American it is a new style art. Donald Judd,the work in 1967. his works are Untitled, he used green in this installation and used a factory, because he wanted his work to…

Contextual Study (Pop Art)

For pop art, I think it is an art movement. It is based on fine art, and it challenges traditional art. The artist named on Lichtenstein and the work named on Drowning in 1963. He is an artist. From his works, I can see they are all pop art and it shows the ben-day dots….

Contextual Study (Abstract Expuessionism)

Abstract Expressionism was between 1943 and 1965. And it was in New York after The Second World War. And in 1930s, Europe bought several leading Surrealists to New York and Abstract Expressionism focus on the unconscious. There has an artist named Jackson Pollock. He likes used drip, splatter, fling and smear paint to create his…

Contextual Study (Surrealisim )

For juxtaposition, I think it is put what things by chance together. And Dada was influence on Surrealism, because Dada’s style is create collage by chance and it from real life. Surrealist was based in Paris and near The Second World War. It was above real life and not existing in reality. It is like…

Contextual Study (Dada)

Dada emerged near  the end of The First World War between 1916 and 1918. Dada means nothing, so that everything can be Dada. Dada began at Germany by a man named Dr. Otto Burchard. Cabaret Voltaire is a literary nightclub. During The First World War, the artists who were passionate and Avant Garde,they showed art in…

Contextual Study (Introduction to C20 Art)

Autumn Rhythm was by Jackson Pollock. It name on Autumn Rhythm in 1950. When I first saw this painting, I can not understand it and I do not know what it means. After that, our tutor gave us some questions. From these questions to analy the painting. From this painting I can see it was…