Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sonia Delaunay Shape and Line Drawings

Discussion: line/shape/color/warm and cool colors
Can we have art without line?
What do lines create when they intersect?
What is the difference between organic shape and geometric shapa
Warm colors/Cool Colors
Color wheel: Primary? Secondary? Complementary?
Nuetral? How do we make brown?
Value? What do we need to create?

Artist: Sonia Delaunay
(November 14, 1885December 5, 1979) was a
Jewish-French artist
Married to Robert Delaunay
Cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes.
Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design.
She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor.
Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.
for additional information:

Step1: fill your paper with circles. Overlap them and layer them
Step2: draw a line through the center of your page. It can be straight, vertical, horizontal or diagonal
Step3: Draw open lines connecting your circles around the outside
Step4: begin to think about how you might fill them in
Step5: you may leave white paper ONLY as color to fill the shape of that space. ALL of your page MUST be filled in
Step6: think about warm colors, cool colors, complementary colors, value
Step7 COLOR NEATLY!!!!!!! Do not go outside the lines. The objective is to create a graphic look on paper.
Step 8: do not forget Neutral colors: BROWN, GREY, WHITE, BLACK.
You have two weeks ti finish this project.

construction paper in white 12x18
Oil pastels
Colored pencils

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