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Idea generating 15. What Is Modern Art? Art Project Ideas. Should you look for easy art project ideas?

Art Project Ideas

Simple art project ideas? How do you find an original and innovative approach? Have you been given an exam topic or a class-wide starting point? The Student Art Guide provides advice from experienced art teachers and step-by-step guidelines for selecting an excellent subject, topic or theme. This article features 23 creative mind map examples and other visual brainstorming illustrations to inspire high school Art students. A collection of GCSE, IGCSE and A Level Art exam topic interpretations and ideas to help students prepare for their 2013 Art exams. Bridget Riley speaks about her work. Willem de Kooning I. Barnett Newman Interview. Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Paris, June-July 1907. Publication Excerpt: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 64 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is one of the most important works in the genesis of modern art.

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Paris, June-July 1907

The painting depicts five naked prostitutes in a brothel; two of them push aside curtains around the space where the other women strike seductive and erotic poses—but their figures are composed of flat, splintered planes rather than rounded volumes, their eyes are lopsided or staring or asymmetrical, and the two women at the right have threatening masks for heads. The space, too, which should recede, comes forward in jagged shards, like broken glass. In the still life at the bottom, a piece of melon slices the air like a scythe. The faces of the figures at the right are influenced by African masks, which Picasso assumed had functioned as magical protectors against dangerous spirits: this work, he said later, was his "first exorcism painting.

" Street art: 25 incredible examples. Across the globe, street art has never been more popular or more relevant.

Street art: 25 incredible examples

Although the term is often associated with graffiti, it comes in all shapes and forms: from sculptures to 'yarn bombing'. In this article, we've gathered together the work of our favourite inspirational street artists, featuring some well-known faces, as well as some you may not have heard of - but will want to hear more about. Some just want to brighten up their neighbourhoods, while others have political points to make. But whatever their motivation, we think what they've produced is simply incredible... 01. Boston based artist Matt W Moore has been painting on walls for over half his life and this is just some of his incredible work. 02. As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, French artist Mademoiselle Maurice, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, folded 30,000 pieces of origami to create these two awe-inspiring street art installations. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09.

Art Deco: Global Inspiration. Hand-beaded lurex jacket with Egyptian motifs, Paris, France, 1922-25.

Art Deco: Global Inspiration

Museum no. Art Project Ideas: A Guide to Subject Matter Selection. Whether specialising in Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, textiles or Sculpture, most high school Art students begin by selecting a topic for their Coursework or Examination project.

Art Project Ideas: A Guide to Subject Matter Selection

One of the most crucial decisions an IGCSE, GCSE or A Level Art student has to make is what subject or theme they will spend the year exploring. It is a decision that many find difficult, whether due to a lack of inspiration, an inability to discern between two or more possible ideas or a general misunderstanding about the type of topic that is appropriate. Below is a step-by-step guide that students can use to brainstorm, evaluate and select (in conjunction with advice from their teacher) an outstanding topic for their high school Art project. Step 1: Brainstorming Ideas Painting Coursework folio boards by Lauren Day from Green Bay High School: Painting Coursework final piece by Hera Lorandos from St.

Painting Coursework folio boards by Michaela Coney of Waiuku College: Step 2: Evaluate your ideas Summary. Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration. Guy Garvey, musician • For fear of making us sound like the Waltons, my band [Elbow] are a huge source of inspiration for me.

Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration

They're my peers, my family; when they come up with something impressive, it inspires me to come up with something equally impressive. • Spending time in your own head is important. When I was a boy, I had to go to church every Sunday; the priest had an incomprehensible Irish accent, so I'd tune out for the whole hour, just spending time in my own thoughts.

I still do that now; I'm often scribbling down fragments that later act like trigger-points for lyrics. • A blank canvas can be very intimidating, so set yourself limitations. . • Just start scribbling. . • The best songs often take two disparate ideas and make them fit together. . • Don't be scared of failure. • If it's all getting too intense, remember it's only a song. . • The best advice I've ever had came about 20 years ago from Mano McLaughlin, one of Britain's best songwriters.