Category: Annotations – Part 4

Jan 12

4th Assignment

For the last exercise for this part of the course I chose to do an illustrated report on a single figure portrait. I chose the Marchioness of Cholmondley by John Singer Sargent. I selected thios portrait as it was on display at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts as part of the Masterpieces: Art of …

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Jan 12

Annotate a Henry Moore figure sculpture

This was quite a challenging exercise. I enjoyed seeing the Henry Moore sculpture at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and I think that I learned a lot. Thanks to following this course I now look at works of art with a much more curious eye  – I don’t just look at them any more …

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Jan 03

Annotate a female nude

I enjoyed researching this painting, it brought home to me the different ways the female nude can be portrayed – the difference between the portrayal by Hayez and by Gentileschi is striking. It is very interesting though, to consider Hayez’s exclusion of the elders from the scene. In some ways the viewer takes their place …

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Jan 02

Annotate a Classical Sculpture

I chose to annotate a sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus) that is in the British Museum with a much later copy in the Victoria and Albert Museum. This is the first time that I have tried a full annotation of a sculpture and I didn’t find it easy. With paintings there is always the style, background, …

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Dec 27

Annotate a self-portrait

When visiting the “Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia” exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts I saw a painting by Maggie Hambling called ‘Drawing the Sea – Self-Portrait’. I thought that it would be an ideal subject for this exercise. It is certainly very different from many self-portraits that I could have chosen. I’m …

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Dec 27

Analyse a Formal Portrait

To select a painting for this exercise I visited the National Portrait Gallery. I had already researched a number of options as part of the previous exercise. I chose the portrait of Sir John Tavener to analyse as it immediately struck me when I saw it in the gallery. Therte seemed so many points to …

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Dec 20

Annotate a portrait

I went to Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery to look for a suitable painting which I could annotate for this exercise. I came across this work by Peter Tillemans, an artist I had not heard of before, so in just doing this exercise I have already broadened my artistic knowledge and added to the …

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