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Work Sample : Frances

Activity : Visual Arts: Cubist inspired self-portrait

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

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Frances has demonstrated a limited level of competence in using different artistic concepts and techniques to present a portrait in cubist style. Cool colours have been selected and used but the background has not been integrated into the artwork and only one viewpoint is evident. The use of colour and line in the background draw the viewer’s eye to the centre but there is limited evidence of observation and the composition bears greater resemblance to realism rather than cubism. Attempts at abstraction have been made such as exaggerated lines to depict the eyelashes, but these are joined to eyes that are quite realistic. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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