Oceanic Influence



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Sunday Afternoon

Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a closer look at Sunday Afternoon by Georges Seurat

Look closely at the work. Use the ZOOM feature on the website.  Read about the work.

Then, in your LiveBinder add (+) a subtab to writing> (+)content and choose a layout that allows a picture and writing.  Post a picture of the work and then write about.  You should use art vocabulary when discussing the work.  Hint: Use the elements and principles of design. Describe the work.  What did you learn when you read about it.

Learning Target ((O)) I can use art vocabulary when discussing Sunday Afternoon by George Seurat.

Tinker Ball. Explore spacial relationships, directional force, construction, think-plan, use logic


Diagram of a Sphere: Value Study

I can draw a sphere.
I can create the illusion of a 3 dimensional form.
I understand the difference in and outline and a fully shaded object.

Vocabulary: sphere, form, value, highlight, core shadow, shading, cast shadow, gradient

Performance task: Draw a sphere in your sketchbook.  Try to contour your drawing to the shape of a sphere (not side to side, rounded marks).  Try to blend your values as you shade from the core shadow to the highlight.

image source: http://pd.scisdragons.net/msart1/2011/09/22/sketchbook-assignment-5-spheres-composition/diagram of a sphere

Classify works according to style

What is the difference in Style and Movement?

A way of grouping artists by similarities in technique, results, appearance, method, intentions, concepts, media…. Movements are anchored to a time, place, group of artist, where style is not. For example, I can work in the style of Impressionism, but I can never be a part of the Impressionist movement–that has passed.  Monet, Manet, Degas, Cassat were all a part of the Impressionist movement; their work is also Impressionistic in style.

1. Look at art in each of these styles.  Familiarize yourself with some of the artists who created work in each style.

2. Identify characteristics of the art you see.

Warning: Artist rarely create art in only one style.  For example, Picasso is well known for his cubist work, but he also created realistic art, as well as art in many other styles.

Impressionism & Post Impressionism: Claude Monet, Edward Manet, Mary Cassat, Vincent Van Gogh, Degas
*dabby brush strokes, no true black, study of the light, captures a quick “impression”, outdoor scenes

Pop Art: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol,  Claues Oldenburg
*comments on pop culture, often bold colors, often simplified forms or shapes, sometimes uses repetition

Surrealism: Salvidor Dali, Juan Miro,
*dream like state

Realism/Naturalism/Imitationalism: The Hudson River School
*looks real

Cubism: Pablo Picasso, Braque
*multiple picture planes at once, looks squared off, a type of abstraction- starts with a recognizable subject,

Expressionism: Edvard Munch
*seeks to show emotions

Fauvism: Henri Matisse, Franz Marc
*wild beast, arbitrary color, often bold bright colors, loose representation of recognizable subjects

Can you classify the following works of art according to their style?  You may use the styles more than once.  Every style may not be represented.

Style Collage

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