We have been studying Paul Cézanne, Father of Modern Art, and finished up our unit study with an art project (Meet the Masters unit study from Track F for ages 10-Adult) this afternoon.
.: Master Artist Introduction :.
Paul Cezanne (say-ZAHN) French 1839-1906
Cezanne is known as the “Father of Modern Art,” because he emphasized color and shape over realism. His view of nature through geometric shapes was investigated and imitated in the children’s own “masterpieces.”
Art Activity Emphasis: Shapes, Still Life
Media: Tissue Paper, Starch, Construction Paper, Colored Chalk
Vocabulary: Still life, overlap, arrange, pattern, shadow, outline, composition
.: Art Supplies :.
One 9” x 15” white construction paper
A sheet of 12” x 18” newsprint (placemat)
Deco Puffs tissue squares (one each of blue, red, orange, gold, green)
Stiff flat brushes
Liquid Starch (We mixed 1 part white glue with 4 parts water)
Scissors and glue
.: Practice Technique - Shapes and Patterns :.
.: Art Project - Still Life with Compotier :.
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