Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Georgetown Elementary: Mondrian + Kandinsky = ABSTRACT ART!

Georgetown fourth grade artists have really been flexing their art muscles this month!  Their latest creations combine their understanding of the abstract art of Mondrian and Kandinsky, plus their recent study of color families, AND our school goal of improving number sense and fractions.  Whew!
After viewing work by Mondrian and Kandinsky, students discussed how both artists might have divided up their picture space as they created “Broadway Boogie Woogie” and “Several Circles No. 323″.
Broadway Boogie Woogie  Kandinsky-Several Circles
Students folded their paper into halves, thirds, and quarters and carefully planned where to place their lines and shapes to create a strong abstract composition.  Color was added after considering color families, and a printed border pulled their pieces together.  The final result?  Stunning!
IMG_2001 IMG_2002 IMG_2003 IMG_2362 IMG_2364 IMG_2371 IMG_2397 IMG_2399

Learning Goals - I CAN:
  • Recognize the abstract work of Kandinsky and Mondrian
  • Understand that artists create abstract art to show emotion and feeling through color, line, and shape
  • Use understanding of fractions to divide picture space into a visually pleasing composition
  • Add color using color family combinations
See more of these abstract pieces at our ARTSONIA on-line art museum!

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