Saturday, May 22, 2010

Anti Smoking

As a cross-curricular activity the SPHE Department has joined forces with the Art Department to produce an anti smoking poster to display in the college. The competition was made available to Form I and Form II and was intergrated into the SPHE lessons to become part of the Substance Abuse Module. Mr. Jackson has been asked to judge the competition and the winning poster (or posters) will be anounced on Monday. Posted today are some of the entries.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Last Supper

Form IV has completed its depiction of 'The Last Supper' It is a large piece of work incorporating a mixed media approach. The influence of a number of Artists and Art Movemments are evident. Paint is the predominant medium but there is also the interesting inclusion of newspaper collage (reminiscent of early Cubism). The figures themselves are cutouts which echo the work of Matisse who brought the'cutout' to the fore as a viable art form. The bold shapes and strong outlines coupled with a primary colour scheme go some way to replicate Gauguin's work in the early part of the 20th Century and also brings to mind the Pop-art Movement of the 1960s.  The work is put into today's context with a slightly more modern twist to the food items on the table (spot the jar of marmite flying above the head of Matthew) when contrasted with  Da Vinci's original (also note the i-phone held by the disciple James on Jesus' left!). 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Today's post again makes reference to Victoria Finlay's book 'Colour, Travels Through the Paintbox'. Last week the colour OCHRE was introduced and today SCC Art is featuring BLUE. In her chapter on BLUE the author travels to Afganistan in search of lapis-lazuli; 'the stone which yields the azure colour ultramarine'. She discusses the relevance of the arrival of the colour ultramarine in Italy in the 13th Century and its impact on religious painting, and its uses and qualities as a glaze for pottery. There is also some discussion of the three colours derived from lapis lazuli,' the colour of water', 'green', and 'red feather' (the colour of the deepest moment of fire). The chapter also makes for interesting reading about her travels through Afganistan and her journey as the first woman to visit the stone mine at Sar-e-sang (place of stone). This lovely book is housed in the SCC Library and was recently presented to the college by Mr. Brett.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Concert Poster Designs

Posted today are two more of the designs entered for the Summer Concert Poster Design Competition.

Samuel Clarke                             Form I

Kaila Korschen                        Form VI

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Concert Poster Competition

Posted below are two more poster designs for the Summer Concert Poster Design Competition. Milly Murphy's poster came second in the competition and John Clarke's design received the junior prize.

Milly Murphy                           Form V
John Clarke                              Form V