Research and investigation is a vital part of the iGCSE and IB curriculum in Art & Design. To fulfill this component of the course, you will be asked to design Research Pages for every unit that we study. Sometimes it will be about a specific artist, artwork, or genre. Your page should be well designed and presented in an interesting format in your sketchbook, and should include the following information.
RELEVANT TITLE FOR YOUR PAGE
PHOTOS OR DRAWINGS OF THE ARTWORK
ARTIST'S NAME AND TITLES FOR EACH ARTWORK YOU INCLUDE ON YOUR PAGE
DATES FOR EACH ARTWORK
It should also include the following information:
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION: Record your first reaction to the artwork.
DESCRIPTION: You want to come up with a list of everything you see in the work. Stick to the facts. Imagine that you are describing the artwork to someone over the telephone. This is a detailed section.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Find out as much factual information about the work and the artist as you can.
ANALYSIS: Try to work out what the artist has done to achieve certain effects. What mood or feeling do you get from this work? How has the artist created this mood? Think about the techniques the artist has used (colour, shape, line, texture, tone, pattern and space). Do you like this piece of work – why / why not? What do you think this artist has worked particularly hard at while he/she did this work? What media has the artist used – write 3 things the artist has done well with this media
LAST THOUGHTS: Using all the information and analysis, have your views changed?
* please note, you do not need to write out these questions on your page, this is just a tool to help you gather and include good information