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Art Lesson 4-Op Art/Minimalism

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Kerry Hughes

on 17 March 2013

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MODERN ART How many of you like optical illusions? The history of art is the history of illusion! Which line is longer? Which of the 2 center circles is larger? What do you see in these pictures? Test your perception! Many artists are great masters of deception! They enjoy tricking the eye! Does the dog appear to be running?

Do you see its tail happily wagging
and the swinging of his leash? Remember Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte from our Surrealism lesson . . . illusion- an image that misleads your brain having to do with the eyes They were fascinated with optical illusions. Salvador Dali Swans Reflecting Elephants Slave Market with the Disappearing
Bust of Voltaire Do you see the swans? Do you see the elephants? Dali Do you see the people in the archway?
Do you see the statue of the head and shoulders of a man? Rene Magritte Not To Be Reproduced What is odd about this painting? A famous Op artist is . . . Bridget Riley born in 1931 in England
Her style consisted of black and white geometric patterns. Movement in Squares Blaze 4 Drift No. 2 Another Op artist is Victor Vasarely. born in 1906 in Hungary
died in 1997 at age 90 Zebra Vega Per Sculpture in Hungary Many artists - not just Op artists- have been fascinated with geometric abstraction. One of the leaders in this type of art was
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie Composition Around the same time as Op art, some artists were being called Minimalists. They wanted to simplify the subjects of their paintings as much as possible. Frank Stella Sol LeWitt This minimalist artist would draw directly on the gallery walls! 1928-2007 born in 1936 They used lines, shapes, and colors to represent ideas. Do her designs seem to move? He painted flat geometric shapes in an unemotional way. Would you like a painting like this on your bedroom wall? Optical illusions make you see something that isn't there or tricks you into seeing a picture two ways. In the 1960's, a new art style developed called Op Art or Optical Art. It exists to fool the eye and give the illusion of movement. Project Time! Op Art Designs! Step One: -Within the time limit, you will color in the entire piece of white paper with crayon.
-You may use any colors you want to create a design.
-You may not draw objects such as people, only blobs of color, stripes, or geometric shapes.
-You need to push hard on your crayons. Step Two: -When the crayon design is finished, you will use a paint brush and paint over your entire picture.
-It is a special mixture of one color of paint and dishwashing liquid.
-Then, take the comb and drag it across the paper to create a design with movement.
-You can create different effects by the twisting of your wrist. 1872-1944
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