Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Van Gogh's Mulberry Tree ASAP

Lesson Plan for 6-8 Grade
DISCUSSION:  Van Gogh's Mulberry Tree
Texture, movement, balance, 
        color and value
Why does it work?
What do we think of
Why does it feel like we are there?
Vincent  van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)
His work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art
Known for his  vivid colors and emotional impact. 
Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties
most of his best-known works were produced during his final two years. 
He produced more than 2,000 artworks, consisting of around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. 
His work was a strong influence on the Modernist art that followed. 
Today many of his pieces—including his numerous self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers—are among the world's most recognizable and expensive works of art.
Known for his paint application creating texture and movement.
He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life,
died largely unknown, at the age of 37
sold only one painting while he was alive
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

Each student is given 1/6 of the mulberry tree painting to recreate on their canvas. 
There are no parameters they may interpret it anyway they like. 
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes

ADDITIONAL Student picture from a similar project students did with Picasso:

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