Unit 2 Outcome 2

Ideas and Styles in Artworks

This area of study focuses on an analysis of artworks. Artworks by artists and/or groups of artists from different times and cultures are analysed in order to understand how art elements and principles are used to communicate artists’ ideas, and create aesthetic qualities and identifiable styles. These art elements include line, tone, shape, colour, texture and may include other elements such as sound and

light. Visual principles may include repetition, scale and space. The use of signs, symbols and images for their implied meaning are also identified and discussed. In analysing artworks, students further develop appropriate art terminology and skills in researching and using a variety of references.

 Outcome 2

On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse and discuss the ways in which artists from different times and cultures have created aesthetic qualities in artworks, communicated ideas and developed styles. To achieve this outcome the student will draw on key knowledge and key skills outlined in Area of Study 2.

Key knowledge

This knowledge includes

• art elements used in artworks such as line, tone, shape, colour, texture and other elements that may include sound and light, and, where appropriate, other elements and principles such as repetition, scale and space;

• signs, symbols and/or images used in artworks for their implied meaning;

• ways in which art and, where appropriate, other elements and principles have been used to produce aesthetic qualities, communicate ideas and develop styles in artworks by artists from different times and cultures;

• relevant resources and methods of research;

• appropriate art language and terminology.

Key skills

These skills include the ability to

• identify and discuss art elements and, where appropriate, other principles in artworks;

• identify and discuss signs, symbols and/or images used in artworks for their implied meaning;

• compare and contrast ways in which art elements and, where appropriate, other principles have been used to produce aesthetic qualities, communicate ideas and develop skills in artworks by artists from different times and cultures;

• evaluate the use of art elements and signs, symbols and/or images to create aesthetic qualities, communicate ideas and develop styles;

• use appropriate art terminology and research a range of references;

• develop and present a discussion that uses appropriate art language and references of visual material.

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