Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Symmetrical butterflies with Andy Warhol

DIscussion: Symmetry: what does this word mean?
We know something is balanced if it is the SAME on two sides. 
As artist how do we create symmetry?
What parts of Warhol’s butterfly is exactly symmetrical?
What parts are different?
How does he use color? and shape?
Asymmetrical: Different of two sides but balanced
Look at Van Gogh’s bedroom to discuss this concept
Andy Warhol
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)
An American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker 
leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
After a successful career as a commercial illustrator
Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter
In 1962 Dine's work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud in the historically important New Painting of Common Objects.
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films.
He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." 
The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.
The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. 
Died during routine gallbladder surgery in 1987
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PROJECT: Create a symmetrical Butterfly inspired by Andy Warhol
Step1: Fold a piece of Card Stock in half
Step2: On one half of the page draw half a butterfly in oil pastel
Step3: Fold the paper and rub until the butterfly transfers to the other half
Step4: draw in the lines so the two sides match 
Step5: using oil pastel draw in details on the wings, line on the body any ideas to make your
Butterfly unique. All details on one wing need to also on be on the other wing. 
Step6: using watercolor paint in the butterfly so it is symmetrical 
Step7: use oil pastel and paint the background another color and design. It does not have to be symmetrical. 
Card Stock
Oil pastels
I was inspired to expand upon a lesson plan from one of my favorite sites:

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