Your Questions About Mixed Media Portraits

Sandy asks…

Some airbrush painting advice/help?

Im hosting an art show in like 4 to 5 months time and its more like a mixed media kind of show with all sorts paintings, pictures, pottery.
Anyway im new to airbrushing and i love the effect! But i have no idea what to buy and how to use it. Can some1 please help me with choosing the equipment and paints
Im thinking of drawing mostly floral designs and portraits
the surface used will be canvas or wood

Timo answers:

Go to different art stores and ask them wats good and ne other Q’s u have

John asks…

Thomas asks…

Can anyone give me an example what a museum report should look like?

Pick painting from the Baroque era and explain how it needs to be written. I have to go to my local museum and find a painting or some work of art to write a 3-4 page report about.
THIS TEACHER DOESN’T HELP US SHE JUST GIVES THE ASSIGNMENTS AND DOESN’T ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS OR GIVE US A SAMPLE SHEET OR NOTHING .THEN SHE GRADES EXTREMELY HARD.EVERYONE IS DROPPING HER CLASS BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE A QUITTER.
PLEASE HELP I WANT TO MAKE AN “A” IN THE CLASS.
HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS:

First, just enjoy the museum. View the art, and perhaps some special exhibitions. While going through, notice which specific art works that you like. Second, pick one work of art from any time period, although preferably a time covered by the textbook. Third, answer the questions from the worksheet (next page) on that specific work of art: a painting, a sculpture, a watercolor, a sculptural relief, a tapestry, or even furniture!

DESCRIPTIVE TERMINOLOGY FOR YOUR ANALYSIS

?Subject: religious, portrait, landscape, pastoral, mythological, genre, still life, abstract, non-objective.
?Medium: techniques for sculpture: wood, marble / stone, terra cotta, bronze, cast, carved, and fabricated.
?Medium & support for painting: tempera on panel, oil on panel, oil on canvas, water color on paper, drawing (graphite, ink), etching, engraving, lithography.
?Approximate size: also surface finish: smooth, rough.
?Proportions: naturalistic, exaggerated.
?Color elements: hues (names of colors), values (lightness & darkness), intensity (bright / vivid, dull / neutral).
?Composition: crowded, chaotic, simple, spacious, dominantly triangular, horizontal, and vertical.

The worksheet will lead you through, asking specific information on the above areas and more. Remember that in some cases, depending on which art work that you have chosen, some questions will not apply. Please answer these questions in complete sentences, and except for questions that ask dimensions, please make the length approximately 6-10 sentences. HAVE FUN!

WORKSHEET

Question 1
TITLE:

Question 2
ARTIST:

Question 3
STYLE:

Question 4
DATE:

Question 5
NATIONALITY:

Question 6
COLORS: Be specific, name colors. Describe lightness/darkness and cool vs. warm colors.

Question 7
COMPOSITIONAL ELEMENTS: This does not refer to the orientation of the canvas/picture itself! Are the dominant lines/shapes in this painting either horizontal/vertical/diagonal; straight/curvilinear; geometric/organic (freeform)?

Question 8
TYPE & PURPOSE: Religious, portrait (paintings of religious personages are not portraits!), landscape, genre, still-life, pastoral or mythological, non-objective (means having NO subject – design only).

Question 9
PROBABLE PATRON: Church, nobility/state, guild/group, middle-class, self, or no patron intended.

Question 1
MEDIUM: Tempera/panel, fresco, oil on panel/ canvas, print: woodcut, etching, engraving, aquatint, lithography, photography, etc.; water color; sculpture: additive/subtractive/cast; material: wood, marble/stone, clay/wax/bronze; mixed media.

Question 11
SIZE: Give me your eyeball approximate dimensions. (Terms such as ‘small or large’ are subjective): Do you believe that size has any impact upon the way that you react to this piece?

Question 12
BRUSH STROKES/MEDIUM HANDLING: Loose/tight, linear or colorist technique, smooth-flat/thick impasto.

Question 13
LIGHT: Is there an even/overall, obvious source/dramatic (tenebrism? chiaroscuro?) (This does not mean ‘lighting’ in the museum, but ‘lighting’ shown within the painting!)

Question 14
TIME PERIOD: How/why does each chosen example demonstrate the characteristics of the time/place. If not, why?

Question 15
SPATIAL DEPTH DEPICTED: Use of linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, or no spatial depth depicted – flat or shallow.

Question 16
TEXTURE: Real and/or implied; or none. (If it’s real, you could feel it; if it’s implied it looks as if you could!).

Question 17
PROPORTIONS: True/realistic, exaggerated, elongated/shortened – Is each individual, figure, or element in proportion, and are all in proper scale to each other?

Question 18
INFLUENCES: (Very Important!) Do you see any influences from either the past or other artists?

Question 19
What single artwork in your textbook does it most closely resemble, and why?

Question 20
Include the following: Title, artist, page number, style, date, nationality.

Question 21
Closing remarks should cover the following: If money or space were not a factor, discuss one single work of art from the museum’s collection that you would like to own. Include your reasons why.

Question 22
Closing remarks must also include comments about the art connections/ education section, the garden, and any personnel (or guards) that had any bearing upon your t

Timo answers:

YOur teacher said to enjoy the museum so do that first. Then go back and pick one painting that moved you.There should be at least one. Then take that painting and apply it to the 22 questions which in essence means to BS your way through the assignment because there are no wrong answers.

Look, your teacher seems to be interested in your ability to relate the picture you like at the museum to what is going on with the book and the class. That is the point of the assignment. So, jive your way around here by saying nice things about the painting and the class too.

Linda asks…

Critque my art project please? (picture inc.)?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61013594@N06/5569935815/

Mixed Media on the Beatles

Can you critique this mixed media peice? Should i do anything to make it better? Is it too much already? Are the records distracting? Ect thanks SO much <3

PS.. im aware my charcoal portraits are not incredible im just a junior in high school :p slack appreciated

Timo answers:

The charcoal portraits aren’t bad. They have potential. And the piece all together is pretty interesting. Yeah, the records are rather distracting, but just say they are your point of interest. This is going to be that type of piece that people have to actually focus on to actually see all of it, ya know?? Which in my opinion is good. Who wants of piece of art that people can just glance over? This one grabs your attention and makes you look at everything that is composed in it. Like it took me a while before I noticed the gun and bullets. But you really kind of are interested while looking at this piece. It takes a couple of looks to see everything in the artwork. And I don’t think it’s to much at all. You could maybe add a few more things to the top left section, but as for the rest, I would leave as is.
I hope this was of some help. 🙂

David asks…

1. The tradition of using coats of arms began with this group.?

1. The tradition of using coats of arms began with this group. (1 point)
Christian knights of the Middle Ages
Christian monks of the Middle Ages
royalty of Eastern Europe
royalty of the Middle East
2. When an artist is trying to communicate a message, he or she should not consider this.
(1 point)
how specific the message should be
the media in which their working
who are they trying to communicate with
how much money can they make if they sell it
3. A simple shape or single design that can be repeated is called a (1 point)
symbol.
motif.
pattern.
solo.
4. Altering the color and light of an artwork will have a direct effect on (1 point)
the point of view.
the mood.
the balance.
the intellectual impact.
5. The person in charge of running the camera or cameras in filmmaking is the (1 point)
screenwriter.
director.
producer.
cinematographer.
6. The four basic parts of a coat of arms are the (1 point)
crest, mantle, shield, and motto.
crest, mantle, profile, and logo.
crest, mascot, firearm, and logo.
crest, arches, shield and supporters.
7. Joseph Cornell was grouped with this art movement that created artworks in a dream-like manner. (1 point)
Surrealism
Cubism
Abstract Expressionism
Realism
8. The artist Frida Kahlo shared which two ancestries? (1 point)
German and Cuban
German and Mexican
Native American and Mexican
French and Cuban
9. An essay or cartoon that focuses on an important issue or opinion is (1 point)
a satire.
an editorial.
a cartoon.
a diamante.
10. The artist Faith Ringgold is famous for combining which two art forms?
(1 point)
Quilting (craft) and painting
Quilting (craft) and sculpting
Photography and painting
Weaving (craft) and sculpting
11. This important national event was occurring during Frida Kahlo’s youth and influenced her work
(1 point)
the American Revolution
the Mexican Revolution
the Iraq War
World War II
12. Another term for assembling
(1 point)
carving
modeling
constructing
casting
13. The dramatic symbolism and bright colors used in Frida Kahlo’s artwork were elements taken from this culture.
(1 point)
English
American
Dutch
Mexican
14. This stage in film production is the stage in which editing occurs (1 point)
post-production
principle photography
sub-set photography
pre-production
15. In ancient Rome, war victories were often commemorated by building this type of structure (1 point)
arches
palaces
markets
aquaducts
16. A mixedmedia art form in which objects are combined and affixed to a flat painting or drawing (1 point)
printmaking
ceramics
Combine
carving
17. The artist Michael Naranjo was profoundly impacted by this influence.
(1 point)
his Native Mexican culture
his love for European landscapes
his Native American culture
his love for Southwestern landscapes
18. Many people criticized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at first. Which part of the design did people not like? (1 point)
the polished surface
the black color
the inscribed names
the park location
For questions 19–25, select the name of the artist that best matches the description.

19. This Surreal artist had no formal training and is known for his assemblage boxes.
(1 point)
Joseph Cornell
Diego Rivera
Michael Naranjo
Orson Welles
20. This American artist was a member of the abstract expressionists and famous for his action paintings made with drips of paint. (1 point)
Maya Lin
Jackson Pollock
Michael Naranjo
Faith Ringgold
21. This person designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

(1 point)
Faith Ringgold
Maya Lin
Michael Naranjo
Frida Kahlo
22. This artist is known for a vast number of self-portraits and use of light and shadow.

(1 point)
Rembrandt van Rijn
Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera
Maya Lin
23. This artist’s work often confronted and explored the pain of his or her life. An example of their work is below.

(1 point)
Rembrandt van Rijn
Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera
Faith Ringgold
24. This artist has created many pieces known as “storyquilts” (1 point)
Frida Kahlo
Diego Rivera
Faith Ringgold
Rembrandt van Rijn
25. This Native American artist “sees” his sculptures with his hands. (1 point)
Faith Ringgold
Maya Lin
Michael Naranjo
Frida Kahlo

Timo answers:

Wow..!!
Give me your teachers address, and I’ll send your homework straight round.

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