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Work Sample : Taylor

Activity : Visual Arts: Cubist inspired self-portrait

    Visual Arts: Cubist inspired self-portrait - Taylor : Grade Commentary

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Taylor has demonstrated a high level of competence in using different artistic concepts and techniques to present a portrait in cubist style. Cool colours have been used to depict a melancholy mood. Colour and tone have been harmoniously blended so that the portrait and background are integrated despite the lack of colour in the face. A variety of shapes have been used and there is strong use of line to delineate the facial features. There is evidence of careful observation and some risk taking. The face has been portrayed from two different viewpoints but the features have not been displaced. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Visual Arts
    Students make artworks for a variety of audiences using different forms and techniques to convey meaning and represent the likeness of things in the world. They discuss artworks in terms of how subject matter is used and represented, artists' intention and audience interpretation and make reasoned judgements about these artworks.
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