Spotlight Artist: Robert Mapplethorpe

Political Art Topic: Censorship Synopsis Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. (excerpt from Wikipedia) Key Ideas Mapplethorpe was interested in universal values like symmetry and beauty, and approached all of his subjects with the same discerning eye through sublime composition, use of color contrasts, and cinematic lighting. He is considered a formalist for his sculptural use of photography and often listed Michelangelo as a primary influence. For him, photography was a means to an end in a search for original self-expression. H

Spotlight Artist: Ai Weiwei

Art Code: Art take Courage Political Art Topic: Censorship Synopsis Ai Weiwei (Chinese: 艾未未; pinyin: Ài Wèiwèi, English pronunciation (help·info); born 28 August 1957 in Beijing) is a Chinese contemporary artistand activist. His father's (Ai Qing) original surname was written Jiang (蔣).[1][2][3] Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese Government's stance on democracy and human rights. He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, in particular the Sichuan schools corruption scandal following the

Welcome to Art 1!

Welcome to Art 1! Homework Please complete student contact form. Please ask parents to complete parent contact form. Sign up for Sign up for Google Classroom code= 1wf6aup Return signed walking field trip form Return signed syllabus Day 1 Review of classroom procedures Review syllabus Name Game Begin Art Skill Inventory Day 2 Collect walking field trip forms Collect signed syllabi Continue Art Skill Inventory

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