• April 10th, 2016

Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

LOOK AT/READ short article about Jeff Wall’s recent show:

READ: About influence in art, and artists who happen to
knowingly or unknowingly repeat ideas that other artists
have tackled. Jeff Wall says he didn’t know about Gordon
Parks’ photos inspired by Invisible Man for example…


Choose a painter that has influenced Wall and then find a work by that painter that resonates with you. Make a photographic translation of that painting. Write one paragraph explaining what prompted your choice. Due Tuesday. Submit in Dropbox and post to blog.

*ALTERNATIVE TO THIS ASSIGNMENT, find a painting by one of the painters who Wall refers to, and find at least TEN photographs (amateur, journalistic, artistic, professional-all of the above) on the internet that bear an uncanny resemblance to the painting. Write a paragraph about your findings and post all to your blog.

Assessment Rubric for Ode to Jeff Wall
Clear connection to Painting 10 pts
Intentional use of at least 2 formal elements such as
Unique lighting, shadows, patterns,etc… 10 pts
Overall visual interest of photograph 10 pts
One well written explanatory paragraph 10 pts
Transforms original without directly copying 10 pts

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