Romeo and Juliet, true love?
Are Romeo and Juliet really the most romantic of all lovers? Or is their love more folly, infatuation and teenage angst?
Artist - Kelly Selvester
Student - Aged 17
For my final A Level Art Project, I was required to respond to any topic of my choice, providing useful artists could be found to back up my design ideas. I wanted to express my love of theatre with my passion for art together
in one project, so I based it on my favourite playwright, the great William Shakespeare. My initial thoughts for the project were loosely based on important scenes from his most famous plays such as Macbeth, Hamlet and
The Tempest. My initial research followed more traditional painters such as Henry Fuseli, Arthur Rackham as well as more contemporary artists including fantasy artist Brian Froud, Christopher Rice, Mychael Barratt and
After visiting Stratford to witness the RSC Julius Caesar and Shakespeare's Birthplace, I discovered other artists such as Graham Clarke, Ralph Steadman and Claire Melinsky. The most significant artist within my
project was Michelle Caplan, who created layered photo images on top of newspaper articles relevant to the subject within the photo. This inspired me to generate my project over my own experiences of Shakespeare within the school productions, so after using the play texts through a Wordle programme and layering photographs over books, boards, being photographic images and individual prints, I created my response to Shakespeare.
Beautiful WordsYou did a great job. The Bard would be proud of you.
Posted by Rich Roach 16 Jun 11 12:52 am
Beautiful WordsThank you for posting up my artwork, much appriciated. If anyone would like artwork doing for them, or if they're doing a production and would like something to look back on (or as a gift), feel free to contact me via Twitter (@Kaz10Sylvester)
Posted by Kelly Selvester 31 May 11 10:20 am