Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shape with Rothko

Discussion: shape
What is a shape
How are they made? 
What are they used for? 
Did they help you get to school today? 
Let’s name some shapes

Mark Rothko (September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970)
He was a Russian-American painter.
Rothko believed that his art could free the unconscious energies previously liberated by mythological images, symbols, and rituals. 
He considered himself a "mythmaker," and proclaimed "the exhilarated tragic experience, is for me the only source of art."
In 1949, Rothko became fascinated by Matisse’s Red Studio, acquired by the Museum of Modern Art that year. He later credited it as a key source of inspiration for his later abstract paintings.
The year 1946 saw the creation of Rothko’s transitional "multiform" paintings. 
The term "multiform" has been applied by art critics; this word was never used by Rothko himself, yet it is an accurate description of these paintings. 
He employed natural substances such as egg and glue, as well as artificial materials including acrylic resins, phenol formaldehyde, modified alkyd, and others.[9] 
One of his objectives was to make the various layers of the painting dry quickly, without mixing of colors, such that he could soon create new layers on top of the earlier ones.
He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter".

Step 1: One tag board, draw a red square with oil pastels
Step 2: Above the square draw a blue rectangle
Step3: paint the rest yellow

Liquid watercolor, yellow
Red and blue oil pastel
White tag board. 

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