What does primary mean?
What do primary colors do?
Where do colors come from?
Art and Artist
what was the artist trying to say by using only line and primary colors?
ARTIST: Piet Mondrian
1872 – 1944),
He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group
He evolved a form that consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
he termed his artwork Neo-Plasticism
In his most famous works: The black lines are the flattest elements, with the least amount of depth.
The colored forms have the most obvious brush strokes, all running in one direction. Most interesting, however, are the white forms, which clearly have been painted in layers, using brush strokes running in different directions.
This generates a greater sense of depth in the white forms, as though they are overwhelming the lines and the colors, which indeed they were.
PREPARATION: cut strips of black lines in short and long lengths.
Project: Collage/painting inspired by Mondrian
Step1: using pre-cut black lines glue in grid like Mondrians
Step2: add as many or as few as you like
TO PREVENT COLOR MIXING: hand out plates of red paint, yellow paint and blue paint with brushes. do not put all three colors on one plate.
Step3: in one small square add in the color red
Step4: in one small square add in color blue
step5: in one small square add in color yellow
Step6: make artist decisions about adding more square of colors and/or more black lines
Pre-cut black lines
Tempura paint in red blue and yellow