Visual Art Paper 2 (Essay) May/June 2015

Question 8

  1. State five techniques used by the pre-historic man in his paintings.


This question was also very unpopular among the candidates and the few that attempted it performed below expectation. This made the candidates to lose most of the marks. Candidates should have mentioned some of the following points:
-           Simple outline and detail shading to make the image look solid.
-           Representation of human and animal forms in profile.
-           Engraving and paintings are combined.
-           Pecking of outlines or the whole picture.
-           Superposition of new paintings (placed over).
-           Juxtaposition of new painting (done on either side of the old painting).
-           Animals were drawn with realistic accuracy.
-           Human forms were abstracted.