Depression session today. I had prepared Newgrange, Bronze age, three of the Ninja Turtles (Leonardo, Raphael and Michaelangelo) and I was relying on a nice packaging/graphic design question for the Appreciation.
Irish Section: I had to do the first question, which I was not happy about. For one thing, I hadn’t revised the Iron Age (even though I remembered that it was the Broighter Collar and that it had La Tene designs on it) and I absolutely HATE “Describe the item in the illustration” questions because that really is all you can do with them – describe the item in the picture. I wrote about 3/4 of a page on the first part and the remainder of the page describing the Bronze Age period. I wrote a few lines about the little I can remember of the Iron Age, drew a bunch of pictures and left it at that.
European Art: Raphael! Yay! The only question I liked. I wrote about “Madonna of the Meadow” and got about 3 pages including sketches. I did this first as it really was the only thing I was confident about.
Appreciation: This part was HORRIBLE. Graffiti? Fashion/Sportswear? WTF? I did the fashion/sportswear question terribly, only one page that didn’t address any of the issues raised in the question and felt like crying. What is it with Art and making me want to cry? And I don’t even mean in a it’s-so-beautiful-I’m-moved kind of way. In a bad, sad way.
I’m really upset, especially because my practical went so horribly as well. I was counting on Art History to bring me up a bit, but now…I’d be lucky with a pass.
At least I’m finished now until Music, I’m gonna go out and meet some friends later – might take my mind off things!