approaches to abstraction

This collection of abstract paintings represents a diverse approach to what could be misconstrued as an easy brief: design and paint an abstract painting on a shaped panel.

 

Through the study of Paul Reed, colour symbolism and formal design elements such as line, shape, composition, unity, harmony, repetition and texture, students have responded to this brief with paint on board. Students have drawn upon organic and geometric forms to guide both their painted composition as well as the painted surface itself.

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Abstraction_2
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Abstraction_10
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Abstraction_12
Abstraction_9
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Abstraction_7
Abstraction_3
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after dupain

Digital Photograph

Throughout the first semester, we looked at and studied the concept of Appropriation. Appropriation is the idea of taking and reusing elements from other artists works and reinterpreting them into your own work. We studied works of appropriation such as the, Sunbaker by Max Dupain which has been appropriated many times. The students also looked into many case studies regarding Appropriation as well as some legal dangers and issues with Appropriation. We then created two Appropriation works. Our first work was an appropriation of the Sunbaker, by Max Dupain. We had to decide on an issue, theme or an idea that feel reflects our present-day Australia. The second appropriation work that we created was an appropriation of our own chosen iconic artwork. Throughout both of these artworks we followed a creative process of research, planning and creating. Appropriation was an engaging topic for the year 10

photography students who learnt as well as created many amazing artworks during the semester.

 

Written by Sasha Goldman

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DeanKlugman_FinalAppropriation
SummerFine_FinalAppropriation
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KyraLevin_FinalAppropriation
MeikaLaishevsky_FinalAppropriation
MillyGinzberg_FinalAppropriation
RubyMiller_FinalAppropriation.Sunbaker
WillowGelin_FinalAppropriation
SariLaishevsky_FinalAppropriation
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YoniSpringer_FinalAppropriation