All students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of texture, composition and value, through planning, sketching, and the creation of a tonal still life drawing.
Agenda: Day one of project, Please have your selected object out and complete 4 thumbnails by the end of class. End of six weeks is this Friday!
When looking at a still life painting, or when creating one, the most important thing to ask yourself is, "What does it mean?" Is it a random collection of items, or did the artist have a particular intention when choosing them? It's easy to look at a painting and think, "Hmm, pretty objects", and quickly move on to the next painting. But the artwork usually goes much deeper than just depicting pretty objects. Even if a piece is purportedly meaningless, there isalways an underlying thought process behind the work.
Rotten fruit is a symbol of aging. Mature fruits symbolize fertility, abundance, in the figurative sense of wealth and well-being. A number of fruit has its value: fall of man is denoted by pears, tomatoes, citrus fruit, grapes, peaches and cherries, and of course the Apple.