What is the Conceptual Framework?

The CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK looks at the relationships between the FOUR AGENCIES OF THE ART- WORLD:
1. Artist

2. Artwork

3. World

4. Audience

Basically, these aspects all interact with each other to create an artwork.

When you as an artist produces a Body Of Work -- you are the ARTIST, creating your ARTWORK. But factors of your WORLD (including your experiences of life on a personal and wider level) influenced you in the creation and processes. The AUDIENCE (in large part, the HSC markers) will become part of the "life of the artwork", too.
ACTIVITY 1 Draw the diagram below in your VAPD and fill in the Conceptual Framework.
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Conceptual Framework
ACTIVITY 2
The following activity is outlined in the attached document on the bottom of the page. Please download it in order to complete this task.

1)Pick a contemporary artist that you find interesting and answer the following questions.

2) Complete the Conceptual Framework diagram in relation to what you have written.

ARTISTS:
Who created the art??
What were their beliefs/ideals/values/philosophies?
What was their intent?
What was their experience with the world?




ARTWORK: What does it look like?
What features can be seen?
Are any dominant styles evident?
What are the tones/colours/shapes/textures/medias/lines/forms of the artwork/s etc.





WORLD:
Puts the artwork into a context.
Influences the artwork, the artist, and how the audience sees and respond to the work. With a knowledge of the WORLD of an artwork (time and place in which it was created), we can gain insight into why it is the way it is, and appreciate it on a deeper level.




AUDIENCE: Anyone who views the art, has an opinion on it.
What was the response from the public, art writers, curators, critics? How is the audience involved in the work?
On what level does the audience interact with the artwork/audience?