Students will have the opportunity to investigate and analyse the use of pictorial and physical ‘space’ through various examples of Asian art and compare how this compositional element is applied and understood in Western and indigenous art styles.
Students could critically analyse the concept of ‘space’ and ‘non-made’ art as exemplified by Lee U Fan’s artworks and evaluate the impact and influence of his beliefs and art practices on other contemporary Asian and Australian artists today.
Learning Area: The Arts
Subject: Visual Arts
Year levels: 7-8, 9-10
- Analyse how artists use visual conventions in artworks (ACAVAR123)
- Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their art-making, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAVAR124)
- Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)
- Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)
- critically analysing an artist’s intention for an artwork and their use of visual conventions
- respecting cultural practices and sensitivities as they research, analyse and examine the way an artist’s cultural experiences have influenced the representation of their artworks (ACAVAR124)
- investigating the practices, techniques and viewpoints of artists from different cultural groups and their use of persuasive, communicative or expressive representation
- identifying how visual arts professionals embed their values and beliefs, and how audiences react and interpret the meaning and intent of their artworks differently (ACAVAR131)
Cross curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
OI.1 The peoples and countries of Asia are diverse in ethnic background, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions.
OI.4 The arts and literature of Asia influence aesthetic and creative pursuits within Australia, the region and globally.
Literacy: Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
Critical and creative thinking: Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas; Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
Personal and social capability: Social awareness – appreciating diverse perspectives Intercultural understanding:
Recognising culture and developing respect