REMOTE LEARNING ART FINAL
Good Morning Everyone - I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend!
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me during my unfortunate shoulder injury. Although I am not healed yet I am on the road to recovery. I wanted to remind you all that I am still missing assignments and to please go over the list below and be sure you have submitted everything – especially seniors!
POSTS + ASSIGNMENTS SO FAR
4/5 Hello + Welcome: Introduction, Syllabus etc.
4/6 Monday Art Mission: Still Life Self Portrait
4/8 Wednesday Watch: Prehistoric Stone Age Art
4/10 Fragment + Fortify Friday: Norman Rockwell
4/13 Monday Art Mission: Color Theory w/ Color Wheel Still Life or Color Wheel Collage
4/15 Wednesday Watch: Medieval Illuminations
4/17 Fragment + Fortify Friday: The Dark Crystal
4/20 Monday Art Mission: Contour Drawings + Google Pictionary
4/22 Wednesday Watch: Earth Day + Environmental Art
4/24 Fragment + Fortify Friday: COVID19-Themed Murals + Graffiti Related To Coronavirus
4/27 Monday Art Mission: Review + Catch Up
4/30 Wednesday Watch: Gothic Architecture
5/1 Fragment + Fortify Friday: May Day + The RGB Colorspace Atlas
5/4 Monday Art Mission: Color Therapy Altar + Guided Meditation
5/6 Wednesday Watch: Elements of Art Questions
5/8 Fragment + Fortify Friday: The Story of Flowers
5/11 Monday Art Mission: Meditation Practice
5/27 Art Final: Getty Museum Challenge (seniors this is optional = not required)
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The project I post today is your FINAL so I am giving you TWO WEEKS to complete it which means I want you to really put some time and effort into this one = pull out all the stops and show me your amazing imaginations and just how creative you can be.
Like many cultural institutions, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is closed due to the spread of the coronavirus. But during this challenging time, the Getty has found a way to keep people engaged with their art—even though they can’t see it in person. They’ve challenged their social media followers to “recreate a work of art with objects (and people)” from the comfort of their own homes. And the internet did not disappoint!
After the museum shared some examples of this art challenge with its own staff, Twitter users began replying to the Getty with their artistic recreations. Some used their pets as stand-ins for the human subjects in art history, and everyone had to get creative about how they saw everyday items. One person used a dustpan to represent a blue house found in a Chagall painting, while another used half a dozen rolls of toilet paper to mimic the poofy shape of a powdered wig in an 18th-century Parisian painting. These types of recreations will make you laugh, and then they’ll have you looking around your own home to see what you could conjure up for a masterpiece from history.
During COVID-19 shelter in place a playful challenge has been issued on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to re-create your favorite art using just objects inside and outside your home, clothing and even makeup + face paint.
The Getty isn’t the only account that’s promoting this type of creative challenge, but it has become so popular that it’s now known as the “Getty Museum Challenge.”
The challenge was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and a brilliant Instagram account called Between Art and Quarantine, but adapted with the invitation to use digitized and downloadable artworks from Getty’s online collection. The world has been delighted by countless creative interpretations of iconic artworks — from Jeff Koons using a pile of socks, restaged Jacques-Louis David with a fleece blanket and duct tape, and MacGyvered costumes out of towels, pillows, scarves, shower caps, coffee filters, bubble wrap, and—of course—toilet paper and toilet rolls.
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.
Cézanne and Vermeer have been a popular sources of inspiration, especially Still Life with Apples (done to perfection with household pottery and gin) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (restaged with selfies and grandma, pug, or lab). Grant Wood’s American Gothic seems to capture the current socially distant mood, while Munch’s The Scream is appropriate for all ages and apparently tastes good on toast.
PEOPLE RECREATE WORKS OF ART WITH OBJECTS