Thursday, 2 March 2017

BTEC 1st year - Blended learning - Painters Pool - Jem Southam

This task is associated with your Unit 1 - Labyrinthine project

Painter Pool - Jem Southam

This series of images by the British Photographer Jem Southam feature a series of woodland images that could be interpreted as being 'Labyrinthine'.

Have a look on-line for further images using the search "Jem Southam painters pool". Select the one that you feel is the most 'Labyrinthine' and analyse and deconstruct it as this weeks Blended learning task.

Remember to offer your initial response to the image and then research the images and the story behind the images. (See the 2nd year post for links to the prompts).

Make sure you write about the context of the images - what kind of work is this, where would it be seen, who is its audience, who would buy this - how would it be sold?

Does it look like any artists or photography you are already aware of. Does it look like the scene from any movies you may have seen or are aware of? How does it make you feel, what is your emotional response to the work?

"Painters Pool" Jem Southam

UAL Y02 Extended Diploma Blended learning - due 9th March

This links with your FMP. There's two options as with last week...

(1). If you've got a basic idea for your FMP and you know your theme, find your own artist/photographer or associated piece of information and produce your required two pages A3 or 4 pages if you're working using an  A4 sketchbook.

(2). If you've still yet to make a decision on your theme, research Richard Avedon. Avedon is famous for both his fashion photography and his work "In the American West". Choose one or the other depending on whether you prefer fashion or portraiture/documentary.

Remember to compile a bibliography as you research your information and images. If you've got the recommended books you should have bought for the course you'll find Avedon in the book allowing you to add 'Hard-copy' sources to your bibliography.

Remember if you do internet research try and use high quality websites e.g. national newspapers, museums and art galleries. Use quotes and cross reference your quotes with your bibliography.

Lay it out like this -
Start the written work by offering your initial response to the key (Single) image, for example use the prompts here...

(1).Do you recognise any similarities between this image and the work of other photographers/artists or perhaps programs on the television – how are they connected, how might this work be influenced.

(2).What mood is conveyed in the image, is it conveyed through the use of light, colour or something else… body language/facial expression.

(3). What do you think the images are about, what is the message – what are they trying convey to us – why do you think this?
Click here for further prompts (look in side bar).