Monthly Archives: June 2016

Assignment 3 – Tutor Report with my response

Thank you for Assignment 3. This submission demonstrates relevant knowledge and understanding of the subject, and you are improving your ability to look closely at works of art. Just make sure that you systematically include further interpretation and critical analysis … Continue reading

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Exercise: Create a version of a Dutch still life or interior

The idea of this exercise is relatively straight forward and the title is self-explanatory but first it is suggested to do some research into the iconography of As the course material states still life paintings were often known as ‘vanitas’ … Continue reading

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Exercise: Choose some prints for sale

The object of this exercise is compile a catalogue of prints for sale for a variety of tastes – the idea is to imagine that I am a publisher in Amsterdam in the mid-17th century. ┬áThis has proved to be … Continue reading

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Exercise: Research some Classical landscape paintings and also perspective

I am starting this post with the work of a modern artist called Rob Gonsalves who lives in Ontario, Canada. ┬áRob Gonsalves’ work is what he himself describes as magic realism but he is a landscape painter who uses perspective … Continue reading

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Exercise: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Portraits

I can write this one of two ways – very factual and critical or personally and I choose the second for a single reason: I am not a lover of portraits in art of virtually any kind as I find … Continue reading

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