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Part Four – Exercise 4.0: Compare and Contrast

Look at the two paintings above and account for their similarities and differences in three columns – one for each artist – Millet and van Gogh – either side of a column for similarities. Indicate the differences by underlining the appropriate description in the outer columns.   Jean-François Millet (1814 – 1875) was a French painter and founder of the…

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Assignment 2 Preparation: Monochrome in Art History

Part of the assignment is looking at the relationship of Allan McCollum’s ‘Surrogates’ and the monochrome painting that were created since Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black Square’, 1915. I am not looking at monochrome paintings that are done with one or two hues only or the grisaille technique that was essential as part of chiarosuro and ‘illusionstic’ painting in art history. Here…

Part One – Assignment 1: The Innocent Eye or Perspective

Part A Look at the painting ‘The Innocent Eye Test’ by Mark Tansey (below). The phrase ‘the innocence of the eye’ was coined by the British critic John Ruskin in 1857: The whole technical power of painting depends on our recovery of what may be called the innocence of the eye; that is to say, of a sort of childish…