Saturday, December 8, 2012

Collaboration: Mixed Movement Dot Circles with Sonya Delaunay, Elizabeth Murray and Seurat


Final Project at the end of third class 

Primary Color
Secondary color
Mixing colors to make new colors
Show a piece of Delaunay's artwork
Discuss color and shape


Sonia Delaunay
(November 14, 1885December 5, 1979
Jewish-French artist 
Married to  Robert Delaunay 
Co-founded the Orphism art movement: noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. 
Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. 
She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor.
Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.

Project: Create mixed color circles for colloboraration canvas
Step1: Studenst mix two colors together in a small cup
Step2: studenst paint large circle on canvas

Tempura paint: primary secondary black and white
Paint brushes
30x40 canvas


Discussion: Movement
Talk about movement and music in art work
Show Elizabeth Murray's work and ask if they see music
iPAD: Use the MOMA art app to add music to Murray's work and let studenst here the noises
No iPad: Study Keith Haring and talk about black movement lines

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: using medium brushes have students add lines to circles
Step1: grab a brush with black paint and add one curved line 
step2: add a few straight lines

Black paint
Circles canvas; see above. 


Discussion: Dots
Mixing colors with your eye balls
Look at the Seurat work: Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884
Ask students what they see (make sure they see the monkey) 
Have a close up of one spot on the final work that shows the dots. 
How does  the view mix the dots? Is this science? 

Artist: Georges Seurat 
French Painter
Invented pointillism
Took informal art lessons as a teen
Attended art school in Paris
He studied the relationship between lines and images and the effect light had on color
He wanted to know more about the emotional effect of color
He influenced science with his studies of colors

Project: add dots to the movement circles
Step1: using q-tips add put color dots to the final work

Tempura Paint

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