Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Warm and Cool still lives with Cezanne

How do the color schemes affect our moods?
Warm colors: red orange yellow
       to move toward the viewer
      excite us and raise our blood pressure.
Cool colors: blue green purple
        appear to move back and away (recede) from the viewer
        soothe us and lower our blood pressure
Talk about each of the paintings
     How do they make you feel?
     Make up a story behind the art
Now look at Fruit Bowl, pitcher and fruit by Cezanne
  What do you see in the picture
  Do you notice any flaws in the perception?
  what colors are the fruit?
  can we make up a story about what is happening in the painting

ARTIST: Paul Cézanne  (1839 – 1906) 
His work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. 
Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism
The line attributed to both Matisse and Picasso that Cézanne "is the father of us all" 
Cézanne's work demonstrates a mastery of design, color, tone, composition and draughtsmanship. 
His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. 
He used planes of color and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields, at once both a direct expression of the sensations of the observing eye and an abstraction from observed nature. 
The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects, a searching gaze and a dogged struggle to deal with the complexity of human visual perception.
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cézanne
Step 1: on your graph paper draw a large piece of fruit (try to fill half of the page)
Step 2: decide is my background warm or cool? Is my Fruit warm or cool?
Step3: use warm colors to fill in that section you choose
Step 4: use cool colors to fill in the remaining section
Step 5: write name
Step 6: clean up
Step 7: place work in your portfolio
1” to 1.5” Graph Paper

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