Saturday, November 20, 2010

Form VI Q Set Chapel Project. 'I Will Fear No Evil'

'I Will Fear No Evil'  are words inscribed within the Chapel walls here at the College. When researching this project, The Form VI Q Set pupils recorded much information from the Chapel but settled on these words for their project. They decided to work individually but with the intention of displaying the clay tiles together. Many of the designs and motifs that appear in the Chapel provided the inspiration for the decoration on the individual tiles. This planning required the pupils to work together when making decisions in order to make sure the final piece looks unified. The tiles are now drying out and will be glaze fired after the initial bisque firing. More detailed images will be posted on Monday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Anamorphosis Perspective

The Ambassadors (1533) by Hans Holbein the Younger hangs in the National Gallery, London. It is a a double portrait, but the painting also contains a still-life of several  objects. It is also an example of anamorphosis in painting.
Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. "Ana - morphosis" comes from the Greek words meaning "formed again."

Posted below are more still-life examples from Form V. If drawing and painting is not your strength you can still create your own still-life ; just click on this link!

Jonathan Shiell

Fenia Miescke

Kim Jennings

Jong Ryul Jeon

Alice Alexander

Angus Johnson

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Paul Cezanne
Still life with a Skull

Vincent Van Gogh
Skeleton with a Cigarette

Still Life with Skull

Form V have been working on still life composition. Included in their compositions is a skull, a symbol of death and mortality. The skull has appeared in many paintings through the History of Art.One such 'vanitas'  painting by the Dutch painter Steenwyck can be viewed HERE.

More examples of Form V work will be posted in the coming days.

Ciara O Byrne

Tyrone Langham

Aoife Gernon

Joanna Tottenham

Leonie von Stotzingen