Iconic Artists at Work: Watch Rare Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet and More

24 02 2013

 We’ve all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there’s something special about watching a great artist at work. Over the years, we’ve posted film clips of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century caught in the act of creation. Today we’ve gathered together eight of our all-time favorites.

Fuente: www.openculture.com



SFMOMA

10 02 2013

MIRAD QUE INTERESANTE.

UNA VISITA VIRTUAL  AL Museo SAN FRANCISCO MOMA (SFMOMA)



ART THINK GLOSSARY

21 01 2013

LOOK AT THIS, WHAT AN INTERESTING PAGE

WITH ALL THE TERMS THAT WE USE IN CLASS!



CONSTRUCTIVISM

10 10 2012

Constructivism (art)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Constructivism was an artistic and architectural philosophy that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, which was a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. The movement was in favour of art as a practice for social purposes. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as Bauhaus and the De Stijl movement. Its influence was pervasive, with major impacts upon architecture, graphic and industrial design, theatre, film, dance, fashion and to some extent music.

Alexander Rodchenko’s Stairway, 1930.

GO TO THIS LINK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ARTISTIC MOVEMENT:

http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/C20th/constructivism.htm



Matisse Cut Outs - SHAPES

17 04 2012

Drawing with scissors. Making shapes

Make your own Matisse cut-out Still Life.

Henri Matisse, (1869-1954) was a French artist, often known for his bold use of color and original techniques. He was initially considered a Fauvist . Throughout his life, he worked as a painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. In his later years, while confined to a wheelchair, he began what he called, “Painting with scissors”, or as we know them best, paper cut-outs. Paper cut-out art is simple, bold, playful and can be very beautiful and elegant.

This is a great exercise to learn shapes, foreground and background. This is also a good exercise prior to learning how to paint.

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Paul Klee - Lines

10 04 2012

Some of Klee’s line drawings were made by creating a rule and seeing what happened when he followed it.

Try these rules:

1. Obstacle race.

2. A change of direction

3. Curves and points

4. The unbroken Line

Use some ideas to create your own rule for drawing. Now make this into a picture.

See what you have done:

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Regards from Southampton!

5 07 2009

Hello students.

I hope you are enjoying your Holidays.

I’m here in Southampton at the moment, attending an English course with the PALE group (a group of Bilingual Section Teachers from Asturias).

It’s wonderful the weather here! There is even a heatwave!

Last Saturday I was visiting the TATE Modern Museum. Amazing!

I want to show you a great picture that I saw. You can also listen to the podcast (below) which explains the painting.

The snail 1953 - by Matisse