Y11 Semester 1 in IB Visual Art
Y11 Semester 1 in IB Visual Art
Contemporary art are arts that are created by artist living in the 21st century. Before contemporary art most of the artist in Cambodia painted mostly beautiful sceneries, Angkor Wat, Apsara and monks but contemporary art now express more ideas such as:
Modern-day concerns for rapid development, environmental degradation
Cambodia’s violent past
Khmer Rouge victims
Title: Klah Klok
Artist: Than Sok
Medium: Aluminum, oil paint, varnish
Dimension: 3 pieces 80 cm square
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimension: 8 piece series
32 x 24 cm each
Title: Invisible conversations
Artist: Kong Vollak
Artist: Ange Leccia
Medium: projector but originally it was on the surface of a canal
Model: Laetitia Casta
Let the art pieces breathe
Make sure to allow each art to have it’s own room or atmosphere or location so that other art won’t distract it
Make sure the volume of each art piece is too loud to distract people from watching another art piece
Put the big object in the centre because it will pull people into the room, enticing them
Instead of putting artwork into frames it might also be good to put it in a way that it extends from the wall and only need glass instead of untrustworthy acidic frame that can ruin your art
My most inspiring moment is at Sa Sa Bassac Art.
The river flows in reverse
The art work there creates a sense of how art can be seen in a flow. This allows audience to raise the question if our society is becoming better or worse. It is very subjective, depending on some people they can see it differently and I think art is something to be seen subjectively.
The main role of a curator is to take care of the artwork within the gallery. Their process usually includes:
Selecting artwork that relates to each other for a display
Negotiate with artists on displaying
Find the best way to arrange the artwork in the room so that audience can enjoy the art piece at its’ best form
Advertise it to the public (international and national) to create awareness and interest in either buying or coming to check out the gallery
I would like to use photography in the future for reference or drawing idea for my art.
: Learned the rule of thirds and learning that lighting and perspective can affect the depth of a photograph.
I would like to improve my photographic skills so that it would be easier for me to create a good drawing or painting from a photograph.
I really love this medium because mistakes can be removed quite easily and it is the least messy in all the medium.
I would like to use this medium as a rough draft for my drawings. I would also like to use this to draw idealistic and stylistic art.
Cartoon art is also something I would like draw with this medium.
: The more small details I draw the more realistic it becomes with this medium.
This was really interesting but I am not sure if I would like to explore more with this medium.
: It curls up paper
: Tape the edges of the paper or use a better quality paper
: I learnt to blend the paint with my fingers to make clouds look more realistic.
: Wet on wet paint is easier to blend
When drawing a landscape draw from back to front and up to down
I would like to create a realistic artwork with this medium and would like to explore on how to do that.
I would like continue on with this medium due to its simplicity. It can be a rough draft drawing for some other medium such as acrylic or charcoal.
: It is hard for me to draw things that is proportionally correct.
I would like to create symbolic and realistic art with this medium.
: Use the grid method to make the drawing closer to what you desire.
Inktober was really fun and I learned that I should shade more with pen to create depth in my art.
Solution: Need to learn more on how to control the messiness and thickness of lines
Improvements in shading
: If you want to create a more realistic art with charcoal make sure you use a lot of shading and smudging. Plus you also have to trust your hands to make the art look more realistic.
Would like to create more symbolic and realistic drawings with this
: It is messy and breaks easily
Making of process portfolio
Making a process portfolio is really hard. I want to improve my organisation skills in the making of a process portfolio.
Lesson: Plan ahead what you are going to do and take notes of any improvements and idea that comes to your mind in the process because that can be put into the process portfolio.
Research a lot of artists for inspirations.
I am quite interested in improving my skills on symbolic and idealistic clay art.
Clay can also be used as a model for a drawing.
I would like to improve my skills on the score and slip technique and also molding clay in general.
I would like to use this medium as a background colour. I have not experience a lot with this medium but I would like to explore on how to blend watercolours and learn how to create warm or cold backgrounds.
The simplicity and smoothness of this medium can create a variety in texture.
Trash and Plants
I would like to improve my art piece on Global Warming using trash and plants.
I would like to improve my skills at arranging trash so that it has a relief and depth, instead of just looking flat.
The ‘Ignorance’ art series need improvement by me using my own photos.
I would like to do more series art that can convey lots of different perspectives. Most likely I would like to do more symbolic political series art.
Contemporary & Ancient art comparisons
I would like to explore more from both contemporary art and ancient art to compare the cultural differences and similarities.
I would also like to look into both political art and see the different perspectives between two different times.
I don't really want to explore into this medium because it is really sticky and hard to blend it into the drawing. This can allow the art harder to control than charcoal.
I learnt how to criticize an art.
You need to describe the art using the elements of art and principles of design. You then need to analyse the purpose of those elements and principles, interpret the art yourself and evaluate on the purpose of the art in a cultural context.