limbs

What is Art to me? Art is taking something completely normal and moulding it into something entirely different and extraordinary. This year each student developed a variety of artworks portraying the Old Testament story of the Jewish heroine Judith slaying the Babylonian general Holofornes. During the first term we had to create oil paintings by only depicting abstracted forms to represent the parts of the tale. We learnt how to make nothing into something. Each student took a few ordinary objects, painted them on canvas and created a message that appropriated the Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece from 1620. In Terms 2-3, we moved on from oil painting inanimate objects to using digital photography and our own limbs (hands and feet mainly) to portray the ancient story. This taught us some new Photoshop skills as well as different ways to communicate a message to an audience.  Year 10 Visual Arts has taught me how to take the boring and simple and turn it into something you can look at forever without losing interest, as you try and find the deeper meaning behind what the artist is trying to show you.

Ariella Werner

See these works in the gallery

MaggieRosenwax_Limbs1
MaggieRosenwax_Limbs2
MaggieRosenwax_Limbs3
Noa_limbs3
Noa_limbs2
Noa_limbs1
Zane Voloshin_ Limbs 3
Zane Voloshin_ Limbs 2
Zane Voloshin_ Limbs 1
Talia_limbs3
Talia_limbs2
Talia_limbs1
Hannah_limbs2
Hannah_limbs3
Hannah_Limbs1
Georgia_Limbs_3
Georgia_Limbs_2
Georgia_Limbs_1
Genevieve_Limbs3
Genevieve_Limbs2
Genevieve_Limbs1
ErinBaskin_Limbs1
ErinBaskin_Limbs2
ErinBaskin_Limbs3
Gal_Limbs1
Gal_Limbs2
Gal_Limbs3
Danielle_limbs3
Danielle_limbs2
Danielle_limbs1
bellabrockwell_limbs3
bellabrockwell_limbs2
bellabrockwell_limbs1
AshneAmoils_Limbs3
AshneAmoils_Limbs1
AshneAmoils_Limbs2
amber_limbs2
amber_limbs1
Ari_limbs1
Ari_limbs2
Ari_limbs3
Allegra_Limbs1
Allegra_Limbs2
Allegra_Limbs2_1
Alex_Limbs2
Alex_Limbs1

Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past