jenny saville

British painter Jenny Saville makes highly enchanting oil paintings on the natural human body. Jenny works in a sumptuous proportion to give a overwhelming impression.

After Jenny went to Glasgo school of art she did solo exhibitions including Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2005); Norton Museum of Art, Florida (2011, traveled to the Museum of Modern Art Oxford England. Saville has her work of display in a variety of museums over the US and Europe.

what i love about jenny’s work is how realistic it is, not incense of her technique of painting or style, how she deceptions of the female and male body in it’s natural form

This example of Jenny’s work illustraits her style of work. This piece named “strategy”  (south face/front face/ north face) is one of my favourite pieces as she painted the model from a down angle to identify the detail of the shape of the woman and shade. In this piece Jenny paints the model how she see’s her, truthfully, what society wouldn’t want to call beauty she paints, which in my opinion makes the piece even more beautiful as its a natural form of a human.


Formal Elements

The formal elements are the key of the making of art, without the formal elements we couldn’t identify movements, create masterpieces or identify detail.

Pattern, a repeat of a image or design that can be placed in any angle or space.

Line, a one dimension that can vary in width,length and direction. Lines often define the edges of a form, they can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.

Colour,when colour is produced it’s light striking am object. Another property is name, the importance of naming the colours. with colour it reflects to tensity, vividness the strength of the colour we do this by describing them such as “royal blue”, “burnt orange”. the last property is meaning, the shade, light, tint of the colour.

texture, In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional designs and is distinguished by its perceived visual and physical properties. texture can also convay messages and emotions.

tone, shade or how dark or light a colour appears. Tones are created by the way light falls on a 3D object. The parts of the object on which the light is strongest are called highlights and the darker areas are called shadows.

form, form has two types of meaning in art. One is the meaning of three dimensional object, like a piece of work created such as sculpture, installation. The other definition of form is color, shape, juxtaposition, contrast and dimension.

A shape in art is a closed line that is limited to two directions: width and length. It is defined by other elements of art: form, space and value. A shape can be geometric, which means it is mathematically determined, or organic, which means it is created by nature which creates techniques such as observational drawings, life drawings ect.

Barbara Hepworth 

Barbara Hepworth, born 1903-1975 studied sculpturing at Leeds school of art in 1920 for a year. Hepworth was successful with her sculpturing and exemplifying modernism. using the movement of modernism Barbara was prominence with her creations.

Hepworth worked in a variety of dimensions, scales and exhibitions. The interesting thing about Hepworth is how she see’s the world, in my opinion Hepworth creates these sculptures in unusual structures almost like she creates the shape the wind would fly off. The way she pierced the holes with deep volume that’s effected by the shape. Hepworth saw different elements from the earth that influenced her sculptures, such as the wind, Hepworth formed balance and mass of her sculptures influenced on the elements of the earth. for this reason i find Hepworths work beautiful, not just how she sees the world and how that influenced and has effected her style but how she problem solved with a variety of strong bold materials, such as wood, bronze, stone.

I also like how Hepworth uses string to create a busy, more eyecatching effect to her work. 

Jim dine

Jim dime, and American pop artist, also apart of the Neo-Dada movement which is audio, visual and manifestation which means clearly showing or embodies something abstract of theoretical. This is relatable as dine was born in 1935 neo-dada movement was created during 1950-1960. 

Researching Jim Dine I realized the differences in his two styles of work due to the tonal work, colour and media. 

Looking at Dines work he still uses the bold thick style with his materials. Dines most popular pieces of work is from the ‘Tool Box’ collection. 

Looking through the tool box collection I began to identify the techniques dine has used with the dark bold materials, such as lithograph. Looking through his work I realized her shaded the negative space to create a strong shaped of an object.

With identifying the fine detail of shade in this object it gives off a 3D effect, as the tool is standing off the page due to the structure of th shade, the angles its placed. 

As dine work in a bold way with his dark tonal shades, this also effect is influenced in his colour work. Even though dine uses vibrant colours I’m different medias, such as inks, chalks, oil pastels ect he always shows the bold style in what ever techniques he uses. Doing so he makes the imagery eye catching, stands out of the page.

noticing these effects is why I appreciate the work of dine. 


In this task I was asked to create a map of how to get to my class through the college doors. 

Doing this I thought of an abstract style using continues line in fine line pen. Looking at the image I started to develop color using water paints, i like how it gives a watery light wash look towwards the ink. doing so I chose colors that represent different emotions as so many people come in and out of the building feeling a variety of ways, such as angry, relaxed, sad, happy.

Wire and modrock 

Before experimenting with the wire I began to design different structures inspired by a ram’s horn. Manipulating the horn I sketched a variety of structures and 3D forms using my imagination of walking round the structure. I began thinking about the designs I could use to transform into the modrock. 

Using chicken wire I began experimenting, starting to think about how the structure will form, due to the weight and mass of the 3D elements. Manipulating the wire in the shape I decided to create I cane across solving a problem which was figuring out how much wire I’d need to use to produce a reasonable size. 

After creating the structure I needed to keep the tight strong shape so I used the string to hold it together.

During the process of the modrock I resolved the problem of the layering thickness and smoothness, as the modrock is rather rough and dry. Resolving the problem I soaked the modrock in water then used the technique of stroking the straps around the modrock to create the smooth texture. 

*picture of modrock*

After creating my sculpture I began researching string sculpture artisy like Barbra Hepworth. 

Due to the research I began designing attachments to my sculpture 

After picking a design I began problem solving where the point on the sculpture I will drill to create the same design I chose. 

Creating the holes in the modrock went well but the most difficult problem I solved was using the string to pull through the dense modrock. As this was a struggle I used a piece of wire as a long needle, tying the string around the wire made it easier to thread through as the original needle was to small. Even though I used the technique of the wire and thread I found it fidgety trying to get the thread through the whole without getting caught on the chicken wire inside the modrock. 

After doing these techniques the outcome was successful. I thought I’d do an alternative technique of threading the string over and under to create a plat. I also think this worked well due to the colour tones of the blues as they have a strong contrast with each other and the bright white modrock 

I believe during the process of designing my 3D string form I came across a lot of problem solving and struggles with how to solve technical situations such as attaching the string, making sure its tight and neat. Creating my structure with the chicken wire and how to use the utensils accurately. Overall I think I did well during the process and produced a fine detail of a 3D sculpture. 

3D paper collage 

3D elements is something I struggle finding the criteria of. As the task set was creating a 3D collage using the sculpture I produces was difficult to face as my 2D sculpture design is very distorted. Finding the weight of a side the sculpture could balance on was hard as it has a variety of surfaces, structures and angles. 

Due to this problem I solved  using the idea of a cube, interpreting the photograms samples I designs on to them constructing more of an interesting collage. Sticking the cubes on the A3 cartridge paper

Also experimenting I use wire to create the same shape.