Friday, March 23, 2012

Value and Movement with Van Gogh

THIS PROJECT IS MEANT TO CREATE THE MOVING NIGHT SKY. A successful project will have blue colored in in circular motion and a change in value in each color used. 

Discussion Value
What makes Colors lighter? 
What makes colors darker?
Why do we need colors to be lighter or darker? 
Does green grass look the same at dinner time as it does at lunch time? 
Artists have to show that color change
What if we have red roses and pink roses? But no pink paint? 
Movement Show Starry Night
When we look at Starry Night, does it look like the the clouds are moving?
Do you think Van Gogh moved his hands slowly or quickly when he was painting the night sky? 
Why is movement or rhythm so important in artwork? 
ARTIST: 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
Step1: on left hand side add black triangle
Step2: on Right hand side add in yellow and orange moon
Step3: between the moon and the black tree add 5 stars in yellow and orange 
Step4: now color your sky blue but avoid the stars by going around them in circles. Keep you hand moving in a circular motion while adding all the blue.
Step5: Now add white on top of each of the colors in the artwork. Does white change the colors? 
Chalk Pastels
White paper

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