Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to manipulate a surface and create several different textures by creating a mixed media painting on an altered surface.
Art of Texture: An exploration of texture manipulation
How can you show movement?
Your piece must have a focal point, at least 3 different textures, and at least one part of your painting must be representational.
Remember what you choose to add to your piece carries symbolism. What symbolism would a leaf mean? broken glass? Seeds? Everything is intentional!
Joseph Cornell's signature art form is the shadow box. Infused with a dream-like aura, the shadow boxes invite the viewer into Cornell's own private, magical world. Alternately known as "memory boxes" or "poetic theaters," the boxes evoke the memories associated with the items contained within, while also containing parallels with, or expressing reverence for, other art forms, such as theater, ballet, and film.
Untitled (Soap Bubble Set) (1936)Artwork description & Analysis: Made for the 1936 Museum of Modern Art exhibitionFantastic Art, Dada, and Surrealism, this work was the first of Cornell's shadow boxes, containing many of the characteristic features of his signature art form. In these works, Cornell used the Surrealist practice of juxtaposing unrelated found objects, in this case, a doll's head, a clay pipe used to make soap bubbles, a bird's egg, a glass, an antique map of the moon, and a print of the leaning tower at Pisa. Some writers have interpreted the piece as a family portrait, with the doll's head "depicting" the artist, the egg symbolizing his mother, the pipe his father, and the four blocks at the top as Cornell and his three siblings. The box was one of numerous works titled Soap Bubble Set, a theme linked by their creator not only with childhood but also with the cosmos.