Art and Design
Week 3 and 4 - Food in Art
The following challenges are suitable for Reception to Year 6 but your child will need support to access the work at their level.
A still life is a composition (an object or group of objects you have arranged) focusing on still objects that, once placed, do not move until the Artist has finished with them.
Before having a go yourself watch the videos below to help your understanding of different art techniques and Artists.
Many different Artists have explored still life through their work, below are some examples over time.
Caravagio, Basket of Fruit, 1599
Paul Cezanne, Basket of Apples, 1895
Salvador Dali, Living Still Life, 1956
Andy Warhol, 32 Campbell's Soup Cans, 1962
Now you have a go. Choose some food from your house and make an arrangement, maybe start with something that has great texture and colour like fruit or vegetables. Feel the texture by touching the items and look really closely at them, use a magnifying glass if you have one. Now place your items in an arrangement you are happy with, try out lots of different arrangements. Now look at where the light is coming from and where there is shadow. Make sure you do all of this before you sketch. You might want to ask someone at home to critique your work before redrafting it. Keep going until you have a final product that really reflects your best work. Send a photo of all of your work to your class email.
Research one of the Artists listed above.
You might want to research Paul Cezanne as there is a lot of information about him on Espresso.
Watch the Art Ninja video below using Arcimboldo's work as inspiration for some foodie faces!
Now it's your turn. Make sure you ask a grown up before you raid the salad drawer! Take photos of your foodie faces and email them to your teacher.