Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Still Life

Continuing from the interpretation workshop with Hedsor, the group started to consider different meanings within the work, taking inspiration from the content and context as well as their own personal feelings about the work. Using the somantic map technique they devised a number of abstract pieces constructed from coloured shapes derived from the words they had chosen. We then discussed other ways that these images could be created and which materials might be best suited to the mood of the pieces. Potential media included metal sculpture, light boxes and even stained glass.

The group were then introduced to a number of artists using still life such as Paul Cezanne and Ben Nicholson to explore how artists used objects to depict mood and the different ways in which these objects might be rendered. The results were very diverse and picked up on some of the techniques shown.

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