Art and Design KS4: Why I paint landscapes

Artist Anna King describes why she likes painting derelict buildings.

She outlines how her paintings do not contain figures, but show where people have once lived and include objects that have been discarded.

She explains that a big inspiration for her work - and choice of career - is the large contemporary paintings by Alison Watt and the wild expressive landscapes by Joan Eardley.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used as a stimulus for creating compositions of mark making textures in response to landscape images and photographs.

It could also be used as a starting point for exploring the themes of landscapes, memories and/or locations in paint.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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