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Hello Everyone.

I'm new in this site, and I need a little help with Visualt Arts (I'm taking HL)

I'm doing Steampunk as a main theme, and I have very few sources.

Does anyone know about a useful website?

Thanks.

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Creative idea, but make sure you can connect it culturally. I've only just begun as well but here are some sites that may be of use to you:

deviantart.com

http://www.juneperry.com/gallery/2007-08

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

Um...to help stimulate ideas you may want to look into some poetry/quotes related to your theme/ideas. Those help me more than just looking at what other artists have done. And reading online articles too! This is all about your development and your ideas so make it as personal as possible. Are you really passionate about this theme?

Good luck with the course! It's not going to be an easy ride.

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Thank you very much for the links!

Yes, I do love Steampunk.

By the way,about how many practical works should I display when the examniers come?

No problem.

That depends on whether you chose HL option A or B. According to the syllabus you should have 12-18 for option A and 8-12 for option B.

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That sounds like an excellent theme. Your cultural connection could be how society has been changed and influenced by technology/machinery/industry. It sounds like an excellent topic.

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Awesome! I'm doing a bit of Steampunk too for my visual arts. I actually recommend you STAY AWAY from deviantART as a valid academic source, unless you're just looking for examples of Steampunkish images.

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/blog/ A UK-based blog, with links and articles to the goings on of the steampunkers around the world. Excellent, as it provides lots of images, and a very friendly community.

http://etheremporium.pbworks.com/What%20is%20Steampunk%20Fashion An article on steampunk fashion.

http://clockworkcouture.com/ actually an online store, but they specialise in steampunk fashion.

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58037 Interview with the Steampunker.

http://www.steampunknetwork.co.uk/ British steampunk network

http://www.thirdrailprojects.com/projectsSteampunkHH.html installation artists

I would also research the Industrial Revolution, clocks and clockmaking, and the Victorian Era in general (yes, I know the British Industrial Revolution occurred DURING the Victorian Era, but it's really a very specific topic in a very big area of interest). Go see Sherlock Holmes (2009) even if it's just for the costume and set. Read Sherlock Holmes, 10,000 leagues under the sea (Jules Verne), and Dracula for a good base in how life was back in the Victorian era (except for the vampires, of course).

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