Unit 2 Activity 1: COMMUNICATION
Have you heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? Learning how to “read” an art, design or architecture brings a whole new level of appreciation and meaning to viewing artworks. We begin this unit by looking at some of the methods artists use to communicate. Artists are often responding to, or commenting upon the major concerns of the time in which they live and do so in ways that are stylistically significant. You need to have an understanding of the important themes that artists have explored and the styles they have employed.
What to do
- Explore the work of an artist with respect to how s/he made use of medium, content, story or narrative and the elements and principles of design (Links to an external site.) to express an idea.
- Focus on the communicative power of their art, design or architectural work and the way in which it responds to the themes and styles that are listed under Course Content in the course document. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Power and Politics
Imagination and Fantasy
Love, Life and Death
Biography and Autobiography
- You will need to include two of the artist/designer/architects works in your discussion to demonstrate what you have discovered about their intentions.
What to submit
- 300 – 500 words, including illustrations of works
This activity will be assessed against criteria 1, 2, 3 and 5.