StArtUp: Top Arts 2016

Folio: Louisa Bujor – VCE Art

Criterion 1

Exploration of personal ideas through a conceptual and practical investigation in artmaking

Louisa chose to start her personal exploration through a collection of ideas and mind maps. Her initial concepts and investigation are being refined and a focus on Commedia dell’arte (a form of theatre involving masks) commences.  Her notes reflect possible ideas of exploration creating connections between concepts and practical artmaking.

Criterion 1

Louisa continues to focus her investigation and research artists and artmaking that is highly relevant to her intentions.  Her annotations and sketches clearly communicate her thinking and working practice at this early stage.  She draws upon these throughout her body of work and continues to develop them.

Criterion 1

Louisa continues to focus her investigation and research artists and artmaking that is highly relevant to her intentions.  Her annotations and sketches clearly communicate her thinking and working practice at this early stage.  She draws upon these throughout her body of work and continues to develop them.

Criterion 2

The progressive development and refinement of ideas and concepts demonstrated in the body of work

Louisa continues to develop and refine her ideas and personal concepts. Her working practices are giving a clear focus on visual imagery and her thinking is demonstrated with articulate annotations showing informed and reflective judgments.

Criterion 2

Louisa continues to develop and refine her ideas and personal concepts. Her working practices are giving a clear focus on visual imagery and her thinking is demonstrated with articulate annotations showing informed and reflective judgments.

Criterion 2

Louisa’s personal choices are continually refining and developing as she includes both written (annotation) and visual language (thumbnail sketches of potential characters) to give strength to her strategies for expressing her intentions. Louisa refines her final pieces throughout the body of work with extensive trials and annotation. This is evidenced throughout her thinking and working practices.

Criterion 2

Louisa’s personal choices are continually refining and developing as she includes both written (annotation) and visual language (thumbnail sketches of potential characters) to give strength to her strategies for expressing her intentions. Louisa refines her final pieces throughout the body of work with extensive trials and annotation. This is evidenced throughout her thinking and working practices.

Criterion 3

Exploration and investigation of, and experimentation with, materials, techniques, processes and art forms and in the development of related technical skills.

Louisa experiments with, explores and applies a range of materials, techniques and processes relevant to her personal ideas and concept, including the use of charcoal, lead and photographic media. She trials various applications of media to explore ways to improve their effectiveness and develops a very high level of technical skill and visual language throughout the body of work.

Criterion 3

Louisa has clearly documented in written and visual form the application of her selected media and processes. Her visual diary provides insightful evidence of her sustained experimentation leading to a confident and high level control of her selected materials and techniques.  There are clear links between her experimentation, research and final artworks and her original concept direction.

Criterion 3

Louisa has clearly documented in written and visual form the application of her selected media and processes. Her visual diary provides insightful evidence of her sustained experimentation leading to a confident and high level control of her selected materials and techniques.  There are clear links between her experimentation, research and final artworks and her original concept direction.

Criterion 4

Understanding, application and manipulation of visual language and elements and principles in art.

Throughout her body of work Louisa trials and selects visual language that best represents her personal concept and observations. Her visual diary shows a sophisticated and consistent use of visual language and the successful application of elements and principles to express her ideas.

Criterion 4

Throughout her body of work Louisa trials and selects visual language that best represents her personal concept and observations. Her visual diary shows a sophisticated and consistent use of visual language and the successful application of elements and principles to express her ideas.

Criterion 5

Reflective annotation and documentation of working practices that use art language, the Formal framework and selected aspects of the Analytical Frameworks.

Louisa created a key at the start of her Visual Diary using different colours to identify the specific Analytical Frameworks. She has consistently provided evidence of having a very high level of understanding of art language and has used the Formal Framework and aspects of the other Analytical Frameworks to reflect on her thinking and working practices. The Frameworks selected are relevant to her intentions and her annotation makes reference to her initial ideas and concepts through her development towards her final artworks. Louisa describes her processes, thoughts and reflects on her progress consistently throughout her visual diary.

Criterion 5

Louisa created a key at the start of her Visual Diary using different colours to identify the specific Analytical Frameworks. She has consistently provided evidence of having a very high level of understanding of art language and has used the Formal Framework and aspects of the other Analytical Frameworks to reflect on her thinking and working practices. The Frameworks selected are relevant to her intentions and her annotation makes reference to her initial ideas and concepts through her development towards her final artworks. Louisa describes her processes, thoughts and reflects on her progress consistently throughout her visual diary.