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Year 8 Summer Term Project

Self Portrait/Gustav Klimt
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Laura Oswald

on 11 June 2013

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Task Four Gustav Klimt

One final interesting fact about Klimt is that his Adele Bloch-Bauer I (shown above) sold in 2006 at auction for more money than any other painting ever had before: $135 million! Gustav Klimt was born in Austria to a poor, immigrant gold engraver. Klimt’s brother became a gold engraver like his father and Klimt began his career painting murals and ceilings in buildings. His decorations and ornamentations grew in popularity and he remained in steady work. He would continue to develop his style of ornamentation throughout his life and it would become increasingly organic looking, in the Art Nouveau style. When Klimt was 30 both his father and his brother died and he had to provide for their families as well as for himself. As Klimt dealt with the loss of his father and brother, his personal style of painting began to change. No longer did he want to paint straight-forward, historical pictures. He wanted to symbolically explore themes of psychology and he wanted to paint more pictures of women. He was very interested in the human body, particularly the female body. Five years after the deaths, in 1897, Klimt joined the emerging Vienna Secessionists and even acted as president for a time. During his years with the Vienna Secessionists, Klimt did paint many images of women. He also painted landscapes like the one shown below, Houses on Unteracht on Attersee Lake. In the 1890s he began taking yearly vacations to the Austrian lake, Attersee, with a female of his acquaintance and her family. It was this area that inspired his landscapes. Beginning in 1894, Klimt’s work grew increasingly controversial. He took a few commissions for public works and did not produce what the patron or public felt was appropriate to be displayed. After this, Klimt stopped taking public commissions. In 1908 Klimt left the Vienna Secession movement and his art moved into a new phase. It was marked by widespread use of gold leaf. These are the paintings most people are familiar with, including The Kiss, shown above. As was always the case, Klimt worked slowly and carefully on each painting. This began even more important in this late phase because he had to apply tiny bits of gold leaf to his paintings. Task One Task Two Task Three Produce a title page on the artist Gustav Klimt.

Working on one page of your sketchbook include the following info: Name of artist, dates of birth and death, keywords relating to his work, a viewfinder section of Klimt’s work. Create a pattern mood board.

Divide an A4 page in your sketchbook into 12 sections and add patterns using teacher bank of patterns. To take a series of photographs that represent an emotion.

Working in pairs take at least three photographs of each other where you are posing in a particular emotion.

Select the most successful image and enlarge photograph to A2. Start with main outline before adding detail. Use HB or 2B pencil. Understanding TONE and TEXTURE and its application.

Producing a tonal ladder.
Creating a grid of different textures.

Apply at least 5 different tones & different textures using a 4B pencil. Create a mixed media background.

Begin by fragmenting your background into 10 sections.

Working with different materials such as ink, watercolour paints, collaged papers and colour pencils add a selection of patterns and textures to the background sections.

Select and observe patterns from the resource sheets and everyday patterns, don't simply make them up! Task Five Pupil's photographs July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918 Austrian symbolist painter Symbolist painters rejected realism and Impressionism. They felt that art should not simply depict, but should suggest ideas, moods, and psychological states through colour, line, and form. Their subjects were often mythological, mystical, or fantastic. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Year 8 Portrait Project Summer Term KS3 Pupil exemplar Embellish your title page with the following:

·KEYWORDS relating to Klimt's work
·PATTERN to fill areas of background; try extending your patterns out of the boxes.
·COLOUR using a variety of materials (pens, pencils, fineliners) 8cmx8cm Homework Project PENCIL BIRO PEN & INK WATERCOLOUR
PENCIL A repeated decorative design. Approx 7cm x7cm
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