See Like An Artist

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See Like An Artist

LAST ARTICLE OF THE YEAR

VAN GOGH, PICASSO AND THE COMICS

            We decided to hit three biggies at the end of the year. The definition for the artists and the definition for the comic strip are all neatly copied below. Here is what we did with it. For the Van Gough and Picasso the students were given color copies of the works. Each student was asked to only draw and color what they saw on their paper. They were not to measure anything. Just do it with their eyes. Some of them came out real close. Funny thing, before they could be photo’d properly several of the students grabbed their pieces to be ready for the classes portfolio review. That is why there are pieces missing for Van Gogh. (sort of like the ear story for him) Several of the students did not finish their Picasso so the unknown partner for their piece did not contribute so they did not get their work shown. Some of the pieces are hard to tell what is missing.

For the comic strip each student was supposed to take their character (that we looked at in an earlier article), and combine it with another artist’s character. The few that are presented are the few that were done on time.

It has been fun sharing with you the goings on in the Paulus Art corner. Have a great summer and keep on drawing.

From The good folks at Wikipedia:

            Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore

A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Traditionally, throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, these have been published in newspapers and magazines, with horizontal strips printed in black-and-white in daily newspapers, while Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special color comics sections.