StArt Up: Top Arts 2015

Folio: Stephanie Crute – VCE Art


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Exploration of personal ideas through a conceptual and practical investigation in art-making

Stephanie’s personal investigation involved both a practical and conceptual focus. She was interested in the distance or disparity between perception and so-called reality, and, in particular, varying views of common objects.

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Exploration of personal ideas through a conceptual and practical investigation in art-making

Stephanie’s personal investigation involved both a practical and conceptual focus. She was interested in the distance or disparity between perception and so-called reality, and, in particular, varying views of common objects.

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In the initial phase of exploring possible ideas, Stephanie created concept maps to look at a range of options and connections, she identified a thematic approach, and she researched artists and styles such as Caravaggio and Dutch Still Life genre paintings in order to provide links to her own thinking.

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In the initial phase of exploring possible ideas, Stephanie created concept maps to look at a range of options and connections, she identified a thematic approach, and she researched artists and styles such as Caravaggio and Dutch Still Life genre paintings in order to provide links to her own thinking.

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She also documented changes in her direction when they occurred, returning to explore new or related concepts.

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She also documented changes in her direction when they occurred, returning to explore new or related concepts.

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

Stephanie then refined and consolidated her ideas and compositions, documenting her working processes as she prepared to produce her final artworks.

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

Stephanie then refined and consolidated her ideas and compositions, documenting her working processes as she prepared to produce her final artworks.

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Stephanie then refined and consolidated her ideas and compositions, documenting her working processes as she prepared to produce her final artworks.

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

Stephanie’s final artworks utilized traditional oil painting techniques, through the transparent application and soft blending of her chosen medium. However, prior to identifying and perfecting her preferred approach, she trialled and experimented with a range of media, relevant to her intentions.

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

Stephanie’s final artworks utilized traditional oil painting techniques, through the transparent application and soft blending of her chosen medium. However, prior to identifying and perfecting her preferred approach, she trialled and experimented with a range of media, relevant to her intentions.

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Importantly, Stephanie documented her working processes through both written and visual material, including her use of digital design programs to alter the photographs on which her imagery was based.

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Importantly, Stephanie documented her working processes through both written and visual material, including her use of digital design programs to alter the photographs on which her imagery was based.

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Understanding, application and manipulation of visual language and formal qualities in art making

Stephanie manipulated the elements and principles very effectively throughout her body of work. She developed her personal visual language, which included a refined style and careful observation of reality. Stephanie experimented with a variety of visual qualities and investigated a range of solutions to compositional problems.

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Understanding, application and manipulation of visual language and formal qualities in art making

Stephanie manipulated the elements and principles very effectively throughout her body of work. She developed her personal visual language, which included a refined style and careful observation of reality. Stephanie experimented with a variety of visual qualities and investigated a range of solutions to compositional problems.

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She trialled numerous colour combinations, colour mixing options and formal arrangements of still life objects in order to resolve the visual relationships within the work.

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Reflective annotation and documentation of working practices that use art language and selected Analytical Frameworks

Stephanie’s annotations demonstrated a highly informative documentation and critical evaluation of her thinking and working, with consistent and confident use of the selected Analytical Frameworks from the initial exploration of personal art responses, ideas, concepts and observations through to the finished artworks.

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Reflective annotation and documentation of working practices that use art language and selected Analytical Frameworks

Stephanie’s annotations demonstrated a highly informative documentation and critical evaluation of her thinking and working, with consistent and confident use of the selected Analytical Frameworks from the initial exploration of personal art responses, ideas, concepts and observations through to the finished artworks.

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She made clear references to the Analytical Frameworks, which gave an effective indication that she understood their structure.

Criterion 6

Resolution of ideas, directions and/or personal concepts in a body of work that includes at least two finished artworks

Stephanie produced a highly innovative and well presented body of work, displaying well-articulated reflection on the progressive development and exploration of personal ideas, concepts and directions, from the initial exploratory work through to their refinement. She comprehensively resolved her finished artworks, demonstrating a very high level of technical skills in the realisation of ideas and directions.

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Her body of work presents a very clear relationship between investigation and finished artworks. Stephanie’s final pieces are conceptually sophisticated and aesthetically resolved, with complex reference to various historical and contemporary ideas, especially notions of perception, truth and falsehood. Stephanie reflected upon her body of work, including the finished pieces, through an insightful critical evaluation that used the language of the Analytical Frameworks.

Criterion 6

Her body of work presents a very clear relationship between investigation and finished artworks. Stephanie’s final pieces are conceptually sophisticated and aesthetically resolved, with complex reference to various historical and contemporary ideas, especially notions of perception, truth and falsehood. Stephanie reflected upon her body of work, including the finished pieces, through an insightful critical evaluation that used the language of the Analytical Frameworks.