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George Rodrigue

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Sarah Perz

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Transcript of George Rodrigue

The Blue Dog Series
George is best know for his Blue Dog Series.

He began painting the Blue Dog in the 1990s.

The dog is from a Cajun legend (folk tale) of the "Loup Garou" that says that if you're not good during the day, the dog is going to get you at night!

Bright colors and simple images: Pop Art

The Blue Dog has inspired numerous books!
George Rodrigue
1944-2013


He began painting while in the 3rd grade (while bedridden with Polio for a whole summer).

Cajun artist, who lived and worked in New Orleans!

Inspired by his Cajun roots, his childhood, and the Louisiana landscape.



Our Project
We will create our own Blue Dog's inspired by the artist, George Rodrigue
We will use oil pastels.
Make your Blue Dog unique! Think about what you like to do....your favorite colors... How are you going to make your Blue Dog special? Will your Blue Dog be blue?
We began our Blue Dogs last week...we will add details and try to complete them today
contemporary American artist
George Rodrigue
make you feel?
How does YOUR Blue Dog
What was the most successful
part about your work today?
Compare & Contrast your Blue Dog to one of the originals? What was the same? Different?
On the back of your paper
name the artist that
created Blue Dog?
What features do ALL of the Blue Dog's have in common?

How are they different?
Let's take a look at some
more of George Rodrigue's
famous Blue Dog's!
Remember....
Blue Dog's Eyes are
YELLOW
!

Blue Dog's Snout is
WHITE
!

Make Your Blue Dog Special!

Have fun with your background...it can be the same colors as your Blue Dog OR completely different...your choice!

We will add the finishing touches next week...so you do not need a black oil pastel until then!

& Most Importantly....
THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN ART!
EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE MESSED UP...TURN IT INTO SOMETHING
EVEN BETTER!
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