Become familiar with the work of a specific artist
Learn about the life of a specific artist
Demonstrate an understanding of parody, homage and pastiche through visual and verbal means.
Students will be painting a pair of flip flops. The images will relate to the artist they choose to research in one or more of the following ways (Taken from Art in the Style of… by Stephanie Corder):
Parody or Satire: A work that imitates the characteristic style of another work, either for comic effect or ridicule. Parody is a basic metaphor or comparison. Also known as appropriation, content, caricature, homage and satire.
Homage: Special acknowledgment or respect shown or expressed publicly to a person whose influence an artist wishes to honor. You can show this by duplicating a famous work in its entirety or by using key elements of an artist's style in recognition of them
Pastiche: A work of art made by imitating and combining several styles of other artists' works. Often a pastiche is made in order to ridicule the style of the artist it imitates.
Draw a name from the jar (list given at the end of submission)
Research the work of your artist to determine what color flip flop would be the best "canvas" color for your paintings. Ask yourself what color is predominant in most of the work by your artist.
Look over the definitions above and determine which style you will use in your painting. You may use different styles for each flip flop or use the same one.
You will be writing a report on your artist. Be certain to include the following:
Date and place of birth
What other artists did your artist know and/or was influenced by?
What movement or style was your artist associated with?
Be sure you can explain what the movement/style is
Date and place of death
What style(s) you chose to paint your flip flops?
Explain what the definition of that style is
How you attempted to create your painting using that style?
Turn your flip flops and research paper in together.
Note: Judi bought the flip flops on sale for about $2.50. She had a small class for this. You can also find old shoes at thrift shops and stores such as Goodwill.