Category Archive: Research Points

Research point: Claude Lorrain and Turner

Look at the work of Claude Lorrain and Turner. Write notes on how those artists divide their landscapes into foreground, middle ground, and background. The division of a landscape into foreground, middle ground,… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 3: George Shaw

There are several reasons I’ve chosen this artist for the third in this series of posts: I wanted to look at an artist with whom I’ve only recently become familiar I thought it… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 2: Paul Nash

The second artist in this series of research posts was suggested to me by my tutor. I’m unsure as to whether or not the following will qualify as a ‘series’ – it is… Continue reading

Research point: Artists who work in series with the landscape ~ Part 1: Claude Monet

For this research point, I’ll be looking at three artists over three posts: one suggested by the course book, one suggested by my tutor, and one of my own choosing, who I feel… Continue reading

Research point: Different artists’ depictions of landscape

Look at and research different artists depictions of landscape. Make notes in your learning log. For this research point, I’ve chosen to look at three artists – two with whom I’m fairly familiar… Continue reading

Research point: Anatomy and George Stubbs

This research point is divided into two parts. Firstly, we were asked to look at the skeletal structure of either a horse, dog or cat – I opted for felines as, although I’ve… Continue reading

Research point: Animals in the Renaissance

Look at how Renaissance masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Durer depicted animals. The expansive mood of the Renaissance saw a growing emphasis on the secular life.  Art mirrored this, and was… Continue reading

Research point: Ben Nicholson

‘All the still lifes are in fact land-sea-sky scapes to me‘ – Ben Nicholson in a letter to artist Patrick Heron in Feb 1954  (Button,  2007). Find out about Ben Nicholson. Why does… Continue reading

Research point: Sketchy/expressive ~ Tracey Emin

Make notes on an artist who works in a sketchy, expressive way. Once again, for this research point, I visited the list of artists suggested to me by my tutor as being worth… Continue reading

Research point: Tight/rigorous ~ Michael Landy

Make notes on an artist who works in a tight, rigorous way. For this research point (both tight/rigorous and sketchy/expressive), I decided to look at a couple of the artists my tutor recommended… Continue reading