More Sketches From The News Brief

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Loosely based on ebola outbreak subject matter and the recent death of a crime writer

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Brief: News pieces

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Some six inch by six inch drawings of the main characters in the Lee Rigby murder case, I thought that sketching these would be appropriate because our whole brief is based around social media and news, and this story is deeply rooted in both of these.

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Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton was born in 1922 in London, he started evening classes in the St Martins School of Art Hamilton while working as an apprentice in a electrical component company, after leaving education previously with no formal education. Hamilton is considered pivotal in the birth and popularisation of the Pop art movement, especially within the UK. Generally, Hamilton uses the medium of collage to portray his ideas and his work is, to summarise, carefully considered, inventive and contains a strong message or messages, which has led to it being hugely influential to artists over the last half a century.

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Shown above is Richard Hamilton’s more well known works called ‘Just what is it that makes today’s home so different, so appealing?’, it is widely acknowledged as the piece that kickstarted the art of British pop art.

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Finished final piece

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I haven’t managed to fully realise my intentions with this project because of the space limitations, so if you can imagine these three paintings side by side with string linking them, and a large map of Britain in the background that would be good 🙂 . I decided to document a journey I undertook by the faces I saw along the way, with each portrait in the series getting more and more rushed , to represent my patience waning throughout the journey, the paintings are linked by thread to show that they were in sequence and were thought about throughout the day. I think that is was reasonably successful considering that I didn’t have the resources to put all my ideas into the project.

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Maquette

For this week’s assessed piece we were asked to make a maquette illustrating our intentions. Now although maquettes are usually scale models of a larger final piece of work, I decided to bend the rule slightly and make a maquette out of a novel, thinking that this would serve as a good metaphor for a journey, and would give me a good material to paint on.
As the photographs show, I have painted an ‘A’ on the front page and a ‘B’ on the back page to make the idea of a journey very clear to the viewer. Between these letters there is a solid black line that travels all the way through the book, only interrupted near the middle, where I have painted a quick portrait of a woman, showing my intentions to document a journey by the faces that I see along the way.

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