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There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
This assignment provides students the opportunity to see color through the exploration of different art movements, periods, and artists to find a style or genre that they would like to emulate. Each student will create a PowerPoint presentation showing background information on the artist and or movement and then create a piece or pieces that reflect the style of the work researched with a focus on the use of color palettes to express an emotional tone or make a social commentary.
Color Abstractions Rubric | Artists: Agam - Albers - Arp - Chagall - Derain - de Vlaminck - Gauguin - Itten - Jawlensky - Kandinsky - Kelly - Klee - Marc - Matisse - Monet - Moholy Nagy - Munch - Newman - O'Keeffe - Picasso - Reinhardt - Rothko - Rouault - Seurat - Van Gogh - Vasarely - Warhol
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Personal Interpretation of Artist(s) or Movement
Artists to Consider
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Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night - 1889 -
Edvard Munch - The Scream (or The Cry) - 1893 -
I sense a scream passing through nature. I painted ... the clouds as actual blood. The colour shrieked.
Edvard Munch, on his painting The Scream.
Georges Seurat - Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte -1884-1886
Paul Gauguin - Maternite II - 1899
Henri Matisse - Woman with the Hat, Paris - 1904-5 http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/2933/fauves/fvmatisse.htm
Colour helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain.
Henri Matisse, 1945
Maurice de Vlaminck - Chatou, with Red Tree - 1906 -
Andre Derain - The Turning Road, L'Estaque - 1906 -
Franz Marc - The Large Blue Horses (Die Grossen Blauen Pferde) - 1911 -
Alexei Jawlensky - Stormy Pine Trees at Prerow - 1911 -
Johannes Itten - Horizontal/Vertikal - 1915 -
Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees. Johannes Itten
Jean Arp - Arrangement according to Laws of Chance (Collage with Squares) - 1916-17 -
Claude Monet - Waterlillies,Green Reflection, Left Part - 1916-1923 -
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Alexey Georgievich Jawlensky - Mystical Head (Head of a Girl), around 1917 -
Johannes Itten - Vogelthema - 1918
Paul Klee - Southern (Tunisian) Gardens - 1919 -
Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
Georgia O'Keeffe - Blue and Green Music -1921
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Laszlo Moholy Nagy - Untitled Construction - 1922 -
Wassily Kandinsky - Black and Violet - 1923 -
Georges Rouault - Les Trois Clowns - Trio Cirques - 1928 -
Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Girl in front of Mirror - 1932
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Pablo Picasso
Mark Rothko, White Center - 1950
Marc Chagall - Lovers in the Red Sky - 1950
Ad Reinhardt - Red - 1950 -
Barnett Newman - Adam - 1951-2 -
Marc Chagall - Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise - 1954-67
All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
Joseph Albers - Homage to the Square: Apparition - 1959
Ellsworth Kelly - Red Blue Green - 1963 -
I'm not interested in edges. I'm interested in the mass and color, the black and white. The edges happen because the forms get as quiet as they can be. I want the masses to perform. When I work with forms and colors, I get the edge... Ellsworth Kelly
Grace Kelly and Andy Warhol's interpretation - Grace Kelly #305 - 1984 - http://members.tripod.com/~gracepage/gallery.html and http://www.artdirectgallery.com/andy_warhol_grace_kelly.htm
Yaacov Agam - Begegnung, Siebdruck -1985
Victor Vasarely - Atelier Arcay - 1970
Select an artist(s) or art movement you would like to emulate, then create a PowerPoint presentation and a piece or pieces that represent the feel and general style of the artist(s) or movement. You may use any media you feel appropriate. The school offers pastels, watercolor, pencil, marker, construction paper, and tempra. You must provide other media and tools as appropriate. These dates may change as needed.
5-11-12 - Completed draft of PowerPoint presentation and thumbnails of art
5-18-19 - Revising and editing presentation and art
6-01-02 - Production of presentation and art
6-08-09 - Final PowerPoint and art due for sharing and assessment with all appropriate files emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Abstractions Rubric
You have synthesized the essential ingredients: completely, mostly, somewhat
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Total 100 points
Personal Interpretation of Artist or Movement
Total 100 points
As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.