Dutch-American expressionist and abstract painter, Willem da Kooning inspired our creatives today. Using different methods of applying the paint to create a layered effect, revealing lines, textures and shapes on the surface and with paint.
English painter and collage artist, Richard Hamilton inspired our artists with this project. The children created their very own interior spaces, learning about perspective and using magazine cut outs and 50s style figures to finish their pop art style interiors.
This weekend we asked the children to take a look at their own faces and to draw a self-portrait in the style of artist Georges Roualt. His use of muted tones and the subtle and sombre mood his work evokes inspired their own interpretation. Using oil pastels as their medium meant that they could work more intuitively with the colours they chose. We love how each of the children responded to this task..each capturing an essence of themselves which is not an easy thing to do!
Mondrians best known paintings from the 1920s show abstract lines and block colours and this formed the inspiration for the class. Horizontal & vertical lines built areas for shapes, where the children then worked primary colours into symmetrical and simplified abstract collages.