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Abstract Art

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on 26 February 2013

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Kandinsky believed that colours provoke emotions. Red was lively and confident; Green was peaceful with inner strength; Blue was deep and supernatural; Yellow could be warm, exciting, disturbing or totally bonkers; and White seemed silent but full of possibilities.

He also assigned instrument tones to go with each colour: Red sounded like a trumpet; Green sounded like a middle-position violin; Light Blue sounded like flute; Dark Blue sounded like a cello, Yellow sounded like a fanfare of trumpets; and White sounded like the pause in a harmonious melody. Abstract Art Nature Man Made Music Animal Print Culture Colour Frank Stella (Born 1936 ) Wassily Kandinsky ( 1866 - 1944 ) Transverse Line, 1923 Red Spot II, 1921 Composition IV, 1911 Red Yellow and Blue, 1925 Task 1 Title - Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) Draw a rectangle - 10cm by 12cm Under the rectangle write 3 things you know about Kandinsky and his paintings. 1 2 3 4 In the rectangle make a careful copy of a section of a Kandinsky painting. 5 Write the name of the painting you have copied and a short description of it. Kandinsky was credited with painting the first purely abstract painting, abstract art began in 1911 with Picture with a Circle (1911). Kandinsky was born in Moscow and studied law and economics. He began painting at the age of 30. Kandinsky exhibited a very special gift called synaesthesia cognate. This gift gave him the ability to hear colours and see sounds. He made no reference to the natural world and was inspired by pieces of music. Kandinsky tried to convert musical compositions into paintings. He heard colours in music and he saw music in colours. "Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." -- Wassily Kandinsky. Abstract art can be a painting or sculpture that does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world - even in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way. The subject of the work is based on what you see: colour, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and texture. Kandinsky started by painting like the Impressionists before he began creating completely abstract paintings. Task 2 Oil pastel image inspired by music. Homework 1 Listen to a piece of music and create an A5 abstract image inspired by what you hear. An Italian American painter and printmaker, born in 1936. Stella focuses on the basic elements of an artwork - color, shape, and composition. "A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.'' (Frank Stella) Task 3 Final Piece Homework 3 Design 6 different shapes with patterns and colours. Produce an A4 printed page of research on your chosen culture. Your page must have a title and at least 3 images to show the cultures style of work and five sentences to explain the art work. What is the subject matter of the art work? Why is it produced? What materials have been used? Is there a meaning behind the art work? What do you like about it, why have you chosen it? Lightly draw shapes and lines, think about size, placing, overlapping, repeating. (don't draw very small or detailed things, you will not be able to do this in oil pastel) Use oil pastels to add colour. Blend colours Think about the relationship of one colour with another Light by Dark Complementary Colours (red-green, blue-orange, yellow-purple) Created pictures as an object rather than a picture representing something else. He created collages or maquettes that were then enlarged and re-created with the aid of assistants, industrial metal cutters and digital technologies. Homework 2 Find 4 images of both natural and man-made patterns, one A4 page.
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