Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Movement Color Wheels with Elizabeth Murray

Primary colors, RED YELLOW Blue 
What are they? Why are they so important? 
What does Primary Mean
Why are they so important/what do they do? 
Secondary colors ORANGE GREEN PURPLE
What are they
Create a color wheel
Show the colors mixing
Show Murray’s work
Discuss color
Discuss shape 
        If you could go into the artwork, where would you travel first?
Discuss Music
Discuss movement
Bring MoMA app on Ipad if you have it. 

ARTIST: Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007):
Inspired by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock’s work, as well as Pablo Picasso’s Cubist works, American painter Elizabeth Murray’s oeuvre span styles from a Minimalist use form and color to bold, cartoonish Surrealism
Her works push the boundaries of a two-dimensional medium;
The irregular triangles in the “Giant Maiden” series (1972) strain against the edges of canvases painted in high relief, 
While the explosive colors on an intricate collage-like canvas in Do the Dance (2005) lend the Painting a kinetic, almost optical quality.

Project: Create Murray inspired shape drawing and mix primary and secondary colors
Step1: draw a circle on the left part of your page, the size of your fist
Step2: Draw an organic shape/circle next to the first, lower and on the right side but have it touching the first
Step3: Draw a third organic shape/circle next to the second, below and in the middle of the two but have it touching both
Step4: draw a line from each shape to an edge
Step4: Color the shapes in primary colors
Step5: in the background behind the red and blue shapes mix the two to make purple
Step6: in the background behind the red and yellow shapes mix the two to make orange
Step7: in the background behind the yellow and blue shapes mix the two to make green
Step8: add music and movement line line Murray. 

Oil pastels in Yellow red blue and Black
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