AVI3M – Grade 11 Visual Arts Test Notes

VISUAL ARTS 3U TEST NOTES

PART A – HISTORY OF SELF PORTRAITS B – SELF PORTRAIT ARTISTS
C – FRIDA KAHLO FILM
D – STAGES OF ARTIST CRITICISM E – OIL PASTELS

  • –  Evidence from ancient Egyptians Greeks carved portraits in stone as art
  • –  TOOK OFF WITH THE ADVENT OF MIRRORS IN THE 15th CENTURY
  • –  REMBRANDT – CHRONICLE HIS LIFE
  • –  VAN GOGH – EMOTIONS
  • –  PICASSO & CHIGALL – STORIES
  • –  FRIDA KAHLO – ISSUES IN LIFE
  • –  20th CENTURY photography became new self portraiture with Cindy Sherman

    and Andy Warhol

  • –  “The mirror, above all – the mirror is our teacher” Leonardo daVinci
  • –  “I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say he feels deeply, he feels

    tenderly” Van Gogh

  • –  “ I paint self-portraits because i am so often alone because I am the person I

(TRUE OR FALSE 6 MARKS)
(NAME AND COUNTRY 10 MARKS) (MULTIPLE CHOICE 6 MARKS) (NAME AND SUMMARIZE 8 MARKS) (SHORT ANSWER 6 MARKS)

(TRUE OR FALSE 6 MARKS) – Have existed for as long as humans have recognized their reflections

PART A – HISTORY OF SELF PORTRAITS

know best” Frida Kahlo

PART B – SELF PORTRAIT ARTISTS

ALBRECHT DURER – GERMAN REMBRANDT VAN RIJN – DUTCH VINCENT VAN GOGH – DUTCH PABLO PICASSO – SPANISH MARC CHAGALL – RUSSIAN FRIDA KAHLO – MEXICAN

ANDY WARHOL – AMERICAN CINDY HERMANN – AMERICAN

  • –  Father gives her art supplies (canvas, easel, paints)
  • –  Frida and Diego had dynamic intimate relationships
  • –  Frida and Diego first moved to New York for work
  • –  During Frida’s time in America, she suffers a miscarriage and her mother dies
  • –  She became alcoholic during her separation and depression
  • –  Leon Trotsky is a Writer who lived with Frida and Diego
  • –  Frida loses a toe and parts of her leg, kidney infection after remarries with

    Diego

  • –  She arrives to her final solo exhibition in her bed.

(MULTIPLE CHOICE 6 MARKS) – Involved in a traumatic traffic/car incident as a teenager, hospital for 3 weeks

PART C – FRIDA KAHLO FILM

(NAME AND COUNTRY 10 MARKS)

VISUAL ARTS 3U TEST NOTES

PART D – STAGES OF ARTIST CRITICISM (NAME AND SUMMARIZE 8 MARKS) DESCRIPTION – Visual inventory, what you see and being specific by using adjectives
ANALYSIS – How the uses of elements of design achieves principles of composition, include meaning of principle and specific reference INTERPRETATION – Symbolic elements/object in work, what may that mean, not literal symbolism

JUDGEMENT – Opinions on why you like or not like the artwork

PART E – OIL PASTELS (SHORT ANSWER 6 MARKS)

  • –  Is drawing medium consisting of pure PIGMENT mixed with OIL and WAX

    binder

  • –  1949 Pablo Picasso asked Henri Sennelier to create new medium, quality of oil

    paint and soft pastels in an easy to apply stick form

  • –  He wanted a colour pastel that can paint on anything, wood, paper, canvas or

    metal without preparing or prime surface.

  • –  Collab of art genius and master colourist resulted in Sennelier oil Pastels
  • –  Oil pastels produce RICH DEPTH TONE, EASY TO WORK WITH and

    CONVENIENT TO CARRY

  • –  Can be used for SKETCHING or SUSTAINED WORKS
  • –  Is SOMEWHAT STICKY
  • –  Applied then mixed by BLENDING WITH HANDS OR RAG
  • –  Can also be diluted with PAINT THINNER or MINERAL SPIRITS, blended with

    brush

  • –  Used as a RESIST for watercolour, gouache, ink or light acrylic washes
  • –  THICK APPLICATION – IMPASTO
  • –  SCRATCHY APPLICATION – SGRAFFITO
  • –  To prevent spoilage due to smudging, SPRAY FIXATIVE onto work to seal and

    protect

  • –  Store by attaching TRACING PAPER over it in a portfolio, NEVER ROLL