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Art... AS Fine Art: Unit One

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I started AS Art and Design: Fine Art (the first year of the AQA A-level) in 2013. Unit one can include a lot of different things, but must include at least one themed project ending with a final piece. At my college, all the work for unit one was themed around the human condition. I produced two sketchbooks, a few separate pieces and a final piece of a human hand/Neanderthal skull.

The marking scheme covers four main areas: developing ideas, experimentation, recording and presenting a response. It's usual for students to look at the work of other artists and movements, do media experiments, and generally develop ideas.

This wasn't a theme I would have chosen, but it was great for improving my skills at drawing humans. And I do like drawing skulls, so I found a way to bring it around to something I enjoyed.

Movements: Cubism; Futurism; Ukiyo-e

Artists: Alberto Giacometti; Beauford Delaney; Alison Lambert; Henry Moore; Leonardo da Vinci; Lucy Liu / Yu Ling; Maurice Mbikayi; Saloua Raouda Choucair; Albrecht Dürer

Visits: Booth Musuem, Brighton; Tate Modern (Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Bloomsberg Connect)

Final grade for unit one: A

(I'm still putting up the sketchbooks, so some of the forward / backward links won't work as not all the pages are there. Also to come is a photograph of the skull model and two larger ink/paper sketches.)



The Human Condition - Sketchbook Highlights

Self-Portrait - Graphite Self-Portrait - Coloured Self-Portrait in Foil Monotype 1 Monotype 2 Green and Gold Hand Two Green Hands


The Human Condition - Sketchbooks (In Progress - More to come!)

Human Condition 1 - Mind Map Human Condition 2 - Self-Portraits A Human Condition 3 - Self-Portraits B Human Condition 4 - Alberto Giacometti A Human Condition 5 - Alberto Giacometti B Human Condition 6 - Beauford Delaney A Human Condition 7 - Beauford Delaney B Human Condition 8 - Alison Lambert A Human Condition 9 - Alison Lambert B Human Condition 10 - Surface Experiments A Human Condition 11 - Surface Experiments B Human Condition 12 - Henry Moore A Human Condition 13 - Henry Moore B Human Condition 14 - Watercolour Experiments A Human Condition 15 - Watercolour Experiments B Human Condition 16 - Watercolour Experiments C Human Condition 17 - Watercolour Experiments D Human Condition 18 - Moore vs. Lambert A Human Condition 19 - Moore vs. Lambert B Human Condition 20 - Cubism A Human Condition 21 - Cubism B Human Condition 22 - Cubism C Human Condition 23 - Cubism D Human Condition 24 - Carnival Mirrors A Human Condition 25 - Carnival Mirrors B Human Condition 26 - Carnival Mirrors C Human Condition 27 - Carnival Mirrors D Human Condition 28 - Inside the Body A Human Condition 29 - Inside the Body B Human Condition 30 - Leonardo da Vinci A Human Condition 31 - Leonardo da Vinci B Human Condition 32 - Primate Skulls A Human Condition 33 - Primate Skulls B Human Condition 34 - Primate Skulls C Human Condition 35 - Primate Skulls D Human Condition 36 - Lucy Liu / Yu Ling A Human Condition 37 - Lucy Liu / Yu Ling B Human Condition 38 - Maurice Mbikayi A Human Condition 39 - Maurice Mbikayi B Human Condition 40 - Hominid Skulls A Human Condition 41 - Hominid Skulls B Human Condition 42 - Futurism A Human Condition 43 - Futurism B Human Condition 44 - Futurism C Human Condition 45 - Futurism D Human Condition 46 - Moving Skulls A Human Condition 47 - Moving Skulls B Human Condition 48 - Outside the Body A Human Condition 49 - Outside the Body B Human Condition 50 - Outside the Body C Human Condition 51 - Outside the Body D Human Condition 52 - Outside the Body E Human Condition 53 - Cubist Figures A Human Condition 54 - Cubist Figures B Human Condition 55 - Cubist Figures C Human Condition 56 - Saloua Raouda Choucair A Human Condition 57 - Saloua Raouda Choucair B Human Condition 58 - Saloua Raouda Choucair C Human Condition 59 - Saloua Raouda Choucair D Human Condition 60 - Saloua Raouda Choucair E


The Human Condition - Final Piece and Other Items

Final Piece Final Piece at the Art Show

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