Saturday, January 7, 2012

Positive and negative space with Andy Warhol

Preparation: Cut stars out of sticky foam sheets and place them on wooden blocks to make stampers. 

Discussion: Positive and negative shapes
Show Warhol’s work of the star tree
What do you think of this piece?
Cut out a star from paper
which is positive and which is negative?
POP art
Andy Warhol
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), 
Born Andrew Warhola 
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
He was also filmmaker, record producer, author, 
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
Using large star cut outs and small star stamps create a negative star shape
Step1: Place the large star in the center of the paper
Step2: using the star stamps, stamp on stars all around the paper
Step3: continue with all the colors
Step4: remove the large star to reveal the negative star shape. 
Large star cut outs
Small star stamps
tempura paint 
tag board or card stock

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