Jacapo Pontormo, Deposition (or Entombment), c. 1528, oil on wood, 313 x 192 cm, Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker
Watch on Smarthistory: http://khan.smarthistory.org/pontormo-entombment.html
Eva Hesse, Untitled (Rope Piece), 1970, rope, latex, string, wire, variable dimensions (Whitney Museum of American Art)
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
For more: http://smarthistory.org/untitled-rope-piece.html
Powerpoint showing several photos of Roman shields that I made leading into an activity where children design their own Roman shield based on certain criteria.
The children went on to design their own Roman Shields and then made then with cardboard and painted them.
Perfect for giving them ideas!
This provides an introduction and overview to the artmaking practice of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei. It places his work in context, providing a brief overview of modernism and postmodernism art movements.
The resource was originally used for Year 10 Visual Arts, connections to artmaking made through the creation of a ceramic vessel that appropriated the work of a modernist artist.
This is a game that I have long played in my mind when I'm in a gallery. Look at an artwork, decide what you think it is about. Look at the title. Does it change the meaning of the artwork? Sometimes it doesn't but when it does it can be a real eureka moment!
This worksheet asks students to do just that! Some exhibitions lend themselves more to this than others and it is worth doing a recce before you use this resource.
Zaha Hadid & Natural Forms - Graded Outstanding
Pupils' love being creative with this project. Lessons are differentiated with strong cross-curricular (Literacy, Geography, Science) links, whilst requiring very little resources (only paper). Also Included is homework, diffirenciated resources, and student/teacher examples.
In this lesson students will be introduced to the architect Zaha Hadid. They will identify and demonstrate the key words ‘natural forms’, ‘form’ and 'fluidity' through group tasks and a class-discussion. Culminating in as design brief led task; where they will design their own purpouse built building for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, taking inspirations from natural forms.
Lesson consists of starter> class discussion> main task. Lesson couldbe extended over several lessons; particularly with the latter task.
All names in lesson plan have been changed.
If you enjoyed this lesson, please see the other lessons in my KS3 Architecture series (each lesson for each individual architect). In this unit, pupils will gain an understanding into what is architecture and identify the individual architectural styles and creative processes of varying architects (Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind), applying their understanding through 2D and 3D model-making.