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Non-Objective Art

8th Grade - Sketchbook Covers

Stephanie Turner

on 16 August 2017

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Transcript of Non-Objective Art


What is non-objective art?
How did non-objective art start?
Is non-objective art really art?
Who made non-objective art?
Your Non-Objective Art
Sketchbook Cover
Art that uses the elements of design such as color, line and form to create an artwork, but does not necessarily represent or reference anything in the visual world.
Up until the 1900's, artists believed that they were only supposed to make art that represented something else. Everything that they painted had to be present in reality.
The word "non-objective" can literally be broken down into the words "no object."
However, by the mid-1800's, some artists began to abstract some of their images of reality. They began to make their images less about the subject, and more about the elements and principles of design or the materials that they were using.
By the 1900's artists began to feel more free to make their art with no reference at all to reality. No longer did they have to make art that directly represented something else. Now, art could be solely about the elements and principles of design.
This art can still represent feelings, or emotions; but it is not restricted to looking like something that actually exists in reality.
Some famous non-objective artists include:
Jackson Pollock
Piet Mondrian
Wassily Kandinsky
William Joseph Mallard Turner. Rain Steam and Speed the Great Western Railway. 1844.
James Abbott Whistler. Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket. 1875.
Henri Matisse. Woman with a hat. 1907.
Pablo Picasso. Dora Maar au Chat. 1941.
Jan van Eyck. Portrait of a Man. 1433
Assention. Titian. 1513.
Leonardo di Vinci. Study of Horses. 1490.
Thomas Cole.The Course of Empire The Savage State. 1836.
Python. Heracles and Athena. 480 BC.
Robert Delaunay. Le Premier Disque.1912-1913.
Wassily Kandinsky. On White II.1923.
Piet Mondrian. Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red. 1937.
Arshile Gorky. The Liver. 1944.
James Brooks. Boon. 1957.
What do you think? Why?
Using a 4" x 4" piece of paper, you are going to make a non-objective piece of artwork as your sketchbook cover.
When you finish your sponge, please pull up a chair near the board, movie theater style :)

Sketchbook Tips

Come in to class quickly and quietly and start on your sponge.
For every sponge write: sponge # and Vocabulary Definition or Question in Red.
Do your sponges in order without skipping pages.
Write and draw neatly keeping in mind craftsmanship.
If you don’t finish your sponge, either finish it when you have finished your class work or do it for homework.
If you are absent, please get the sponge you missed from a classmate, or from the class Edmodo website.

At least 10 lines or shapes that go off the page
5 different types of lines
Both organic & geometric shapes
3 areas that overlap
5 different patterns
carefully planned composition

Sketchbook Cover Requirements
Next you will use an analogous color scheme to color your design.

You will draw large, repeated shapes and patterns to fill the space, then outline with sharpie.
Some mistakes to avoid...
Not meeting ALL of the requirements.
Incorporating an object.
Not using analogous colors
Not focusing on your craftsmanship.
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