Thursday, June 11, 2009

We Are Artists: Various styles

Drip and Flick Art as inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock is credited with developing the original style of abstract expressionism contributed to American artists. He worked with house paint, large brushes, and canvas big enough to cover an entire wall. His movement emphasised the free and spontaneous flow of the brush in a dynamic composition producing intricate webs of paint with rhythmic repetition that are distinctly Pollock.

Sean told me this was Abstract Art. But I said it doesn't look abstract to me, it looks like a five-pointed star.

"Collage" in the style of Henri Matisse. Got little red heart one leh <3

"Chalk Art" inspired by Marc Chagall.

Mosaic Art; asked what was special about Mosaic, the kids said, "You use lots of little pieces to make a mosaic picture.", "It is a lot of work and it takes a long time.", "You have to put the little pieces together carefully so they look like a picture.", "Tiles, rocks, coloured glass, seeds, buttons, papers, beans and other stuff can be used."

Sean said making a mosaic picture was too hard for them so the kids could make whatever they wanted, in his case, triangular shapes.

Squares with Concentric Circles is a style inspired by Russian-born artist, Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), one of the first modern abstract artists. These are pieces up on the Kindergarten Hallway walls done by another class.

In Sean's class they did Concentric Shapes, not Concentric Circles, I'm not sure why...and Sean chose to use triangles. I asked Sean what Concentric Shapes were, he said, "It's like if you draw a triangle, you have to put more triangles in it until you reach the centre."


bACk in GERMANY said...

Wow!!!! What a fun way to go through the history of art. Marc Chagall is one of my favourite modernists! ;) Love his interpretation of painting for church.
Mystical and romantic.

Lilian said...

I only remember Chagall's stained glass work in a church in Zurich. My favourite artist still has to be Monet, his paintings exude such a sense of calmness and quiet.