Category: Part 1

Reflections on the Course

I have always been interested in art, but have never painted or drawn, my interest being photography. I was following the Photography degree pathway before starting this course but found that I enjoyed it so much and learnt many things that I could apply to photography that part way through I asked to change to …

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Research: Does the female nude exploit women for male gratification?

This was a very thought-provoking exercise – I had seen nude paintings and statues in galleries before, but had never really questioned the gender roles behind them. It was good to research contemporary women artists as I came across quite a number that I had not heard of before and I enjoyed researching their work. …

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Developed Annotation – St Jerome by Durer

This is a more developed version of the annotation of the painting of St Jerome by Albrecht Durer.  Developed Annotation St Jerome by Albrecht Durer No Photo The photo has been removed for copyright purposes. A copy of the image can be seen here

Annotate a Renaissance image

See copy Annotation St Jerome by Albrecht Durer No photo The photograph has been removed for copyright purposes, the painting can be seen here;

Linear Perspective

Chilvers (CHILVERS 2012) describes perspective as “Method of giving a sense of depth on a flat or shallow surface, utilising such optical phenomena as the apparent convergence of parallel lines and diminution in size of objects as they recede from the spectator.” Lucie-Smith (LUCIE-SMITH 2012) defines perspective as “The method of representing a three dimensional …

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Visit a Gothic Church

Copy of report on visit to a Gothic church

Annotate a Gothic Image

See annotation of St Matthew miniature from the Lindisfarne Gospels The photo has been removed from the annotation for copyright purposes, a copy of the image can be found here;  

Exercise: Humanism

The following research paper has been published on humanism by Dr Liana Cheney at University of Massachusetts Lowell  

Exercise; Pugin on Gothic

Pugin believed that there were two great rules that defined Gothic architecture. These are listed in Honour & Fleming (2009 p.664) as; “There should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety; That all ornament should consist of enrichment of the essential construction of the building.” For Pugin …

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Research Point: Romanesque/Gothic

Gothic architecture – ribbed vault   Gothic pointed arch   Gothic flying buttresses