Monthly Archives: November 2012

Four questions about the Turner Prize 2012

We have been asked to think of four questions about this year’s Turner Prize as a result of research posted in the previous post. I’ve decided that I’m just going to brain storm some questions and pick the best (if I get … Continue reading

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The Turner Prize 2012 – notes for the next tutorial

The selected artists nominated work Paul Noble – Noble is the current (at the time of writing) favourite to win the Turner Prize and his nomination for his incredible drawings has attracted some controversy ‘Pile of Poo is favourite for … Continue reading

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My fellow students’ isms (in brief) – Part Three

Spatialism This was a post-World War II movement founded by Italian artist Lucio Fontana. It represented a move away from mere painting as an art form, it aimed to synthesize colour, sound, space, movement and time into a new type … Continue reading

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My fellow students’ isms (in brief) – Part Two

Symbolism This ‘ism’ is all about the representation of an object or idea in symbolic form. It was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Belgium and Russian origin. In art symbolism is related to the gothic in Romanticism. The key … Continue reading

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Medium Specificity – what is that?

During our last tutorial, whilst talking about ‘isms’, the concept of ‘medium specificity’ came up and I didn’t understand what it was all about so I decided to investigate once I was sat at home and had time to google … Continue reading

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My fellow students’ isms (in brief) – Part One

Romanticism Romanticism was anti-industry and anti-materialistic movement of the end of the 18th century. Emotions were key to the Romantics. They were against all former styles of academic art. They were very fond of the word ‘sublime’ which makes me … Continue reading

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Bonus ism – Vorticism

Definition – Vorticism Vorticism was a radical art and poetry movement based in the U.K. that illuminated the art world briefly during years before and during World War I. It was an offshoot of Cubism. Even though it was based … Continue reading

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