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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AP Art: Young Arts, College Visits, and Artist Research Project

This week in AP Art is the last to enter the Young Arts contest which closes on Oct 16, 2015.  Enter for a chance for scholarships and a chance to be nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.  

We will also have the Hartford Art School visit tomorrow, Wednesday at 10:20 to discuss their program and review portfolios.  Above is a great video showing one of the school's recent pop-up shops in town.
Finally, we will begin our artist research project this week so each student will be assigned two artists that reflect their work in some way.  Create a presentation with a cover featuring the artist's image, a short 1 page bulleted biography with sources and 20 full size images of their work.  Below is the master list of artists.  After the research and presentation you should create a piece inspired by anything you learned about either or both of the artists.  We will share the presentations next week and have a short visual and written test on them afterwards.

Emily A- Alex Katz & William Kentridge
Emily B- Marjane Satrapi & Walt Kelly/Jeff Smith
Sam- Robert Rauschenberg & Starn Brothers
Kyle- Jasper Johns & José Parlá
Alana- Swoon & Judith Supine
Luke- Will Eisner & Farel Dalrymple
Kayla- Chuck Close & Gustav Klimt
Alix- Sebastião Salgado & Raymond Pettibon
Maria- Yayoi Kusama & Banksy
Rachel- Yoshitomo Nara & Takashi Murakami
Natalie- Jenny Saville & Lucian Freud
Nicole- Shepard Fairey & MCEscher
Jamie- Alphonse Mucha & William Klein
Rosalie- Gregory Crewdson & Marilyn Minter
Chrissy D- Sigmar Polke & Donald Baechler
Mikenzie- Nam June Paik & Valerie Hegarty
Isabella- Lauren Greenfield & Erwin Wurm

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