visual arts - summer assignment

IB VISUAL ARTS – into Grade 11
Summer Project: Re-inventing an Artwork
Painting or Drawing, Self-Portrait
Choose a self-portrait or portrait by a famous artist and then re-invent this piece to contain your own ideas
and style. Suggested artists: Chuck Close, Julian Kimmings, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Jonathan Yeo,
Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Lucien Freud, Paul Gauguin, Andy Warhol, Frida Khalo, Suzanne Valadon, Tamara
Lempicka, Mary Cassat, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Susie Cooper
A4 Landscape format In your sketchbook or on paper plan your ideas - 3-4 sides, (work single-sided in your
sketchbook or on separate pieces of A4 paper) then make a painting or drawing (ANY SIZE – YOU CAN WORK
ON PAPER OR A CANVAS) – you may collect a sketchbook from Mrs Burden before the end of term.
Your planning could include:
1. Make a study of part or all of your chosen artwork
2. Analyse and describe the meaning or ideas that your chosen artwork is communicating
3. Plan your ideas to re-invent this artwork
E.G. ‘ the two Fridas’ by Frida Khalo (on the left) re-invented as a self-portrait with the student in it and objects
that relate to her life and interests. (artwork on the right by previous IB Visual Arts student)
You are a member of this group! If you log on to the portal, go to ‘Departments’ and find the IB visual Arts –
mentor group. This is an area where you can ask for advice and help with your summer project from Grade 12
IB Visual Arts students. Remember they have been where you are now!