Saturday, September 27, 2008

Student Work - AP 2D Studio Art

We have started a new year in Studio Art and I am starting a new feature...I will highlight student's artwork from my class so you can see what we are up to. This assignment was to create a composition using letters and numbers. Janeth chose to spin off Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" from his blue period. This period was between 1901 and 1904 and was characteristic of monochromatic color work. Janeth has created a very successful solution, using the tints and shades of blue in the letters to create the modeling of the figure. Great work! Oh, and check out this site to learn more about his blue period!

14 comments:

draganakills said...

Nice. The text kind of leads the eye around, but after you see it says "the guitarist" over and over, his downcast face really sticks out...^^ Good job.

Katherine Ward, 1st Period

juiceboxbetsy said...

I enjoyed this piece very much. The artist did a good job in making the viewer see the whole piece with making the viewer read the words. It looks like something Picasso could have made during his blue period and gives the impression of sadness and struggle. I love this piece of art becuase (1) I would have never expected it to be work done by a student and (2) It makes me want to know more about the man in the piec eand know what his story is. Great job!:D

Anna G., 2

Anonymous said...

I like how the text makes up the guitarist. It's a very creative, although a bit deperessing work of art.

Samuel Fernandez 4th period

guybehindthewall said...

Wonder what the guy is playing... It sounds like... Yeah, Goodbye Blue Sky.

Franco Bria-Massaro, 1st period

Quantum said...

Sumner I. 2nd Period

I like how they made the numbers and letters correspond to the part of the painting....

Devondria Robertson, 4 said...

I admire the way he/she used words to describe the painting as the element to draw it...cool

Ms. Judy Krassowski said...

We stand in awe - the work is so unified through the use of "the guitarist" in all aspects - typography, hue, balance, and the nod to Picasso's ability to convey emotion. Bravo, Janeth!

Anonymous said...

I like the blue colors and shading and the mood the picture produces. The words around the body and the guitar were amazingly done without ruining the painting. I also like the way the head is in a downward position.

amanda n 8-1 said...

i think it is so cool how his body is made by words.

Anonymous said...

I liked this piece very much. Whoever did this is very good at art.This piece of art is so unique.
8-1 K.R

Chad E Boy 8-1 art said...

"the guitarist" reminds me of one of my cousins who LOVES to play the guitar and she likes the blues... the balance, patterns, the CuRvEy words, the shades of blues and the poor old manmakes me drawn to this type of art !!! :) ;)

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture because there is not only a drawing as the art there are also words describing what the picture is about. I think this is a great way to use different ways of art!i have very enjoyed looking at this piece.

from:Katie H.

Anonymous said...

"the guitarist" reminded me of my cousin that LOVES to play the guitar 24/7! She also loves the blues...the patterns, CuRvEy words, shades of blue and the poor old man makes me attracted to this type of art!!! :0 :) ;)

Jordan C. said...

I really like this piece only for the fact that it looks like it represents the words you can't manage to just say but that express through music.