Modern Art Styles



Phase 1

         1. Students will look at examples of selected examples of different modern art styles.

             Artist Exemplars and Resources

           Matisse, H. The Creole Dancer, Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/henri-matisse/creole-dancer

           Matisse, H. The Stripe, Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://uploads1.wikipaintings.org/images/henri-matisse/portrait-of-madame-matisse-green-stripe-1905.jpg

            Kandinsky, V. Red, Yellow, and Blue. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://www.art7d.be/moderneschilderkunst/images/kandinsky_yellowredblue25.jpg

           Kandinsky, V. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://web.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/kandinsky/index.html#geometry

           Kandinsky, V. (1925). Swinging. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/images/works/251.jpg

           Kandinsky, V.(1935). Movement. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/images/works/376.jpg

           Derain, A. (1905). Drying sails. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from  http://museums.artyx.ru/books/item/f00/s00/z0000007/pic/000269.jpg  

           This assignment was inspired by another zunal webquest.  This webquest is entitled Modern Art by Chad Shaffer.

           Shaffer, C. (2012). Modern Art Webquest. Retrieved on November 26, 2013 from http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=170487

Phase II

 Students will answer the following questions by using a graphic organizer for Henry Matisse, Vasily Kandinsky, and Andre Derain. The students will answer the following questions for each artists. 

1.     How are the artists’ styles the same and different?

2.     How did the artists use colors to create a different emotion?

3.     How can you recognize the artists’distinctive artistic styles?

4.     What are the similarities and differences between Matisse’s paper cut-out collages and his portraits?

5.     What particular art style sparks your interest and why?

Phase III

Next, students will choose one of the following artworks as a reference when they create their own art pieces.

Next, there will be a class discussion.  The students will discuss and choose one of the following artworks as a reference when they create their own art pieces.

Students will be given the choice to create artwork in the style of Matisse, Kandinsky, and Andre Derain.

Option 1 Create a painting in the style of Kandinsky using geometric, shapes, line, and color.

Option 2 Create an imaginary painting in the style of Andre Derain by using expressive color and brush strokes.  The student has a choice of creating a painting of a landscape or seascape

from imagination.

Option 3 Create a mixed media collage painting orimaginary portrait in the style of Matisse.

2. Students will began to sketch out ideas on their work activity sheets.  The worksheets will be graded at the end of the assignment.  I will do a visual assessment to check if students understood

the worksheet.

3. Students will look at how their selected artist used color to create a certain emotion.

                        4. Students will use color to convey a certain emotion in their artwork.

5. Students will be able to identify a certain artist style by how the way the artist used line, shape, and color to convey acertain emotion.

6. Students will reflect on why they chose a particular artist style? 

7. Also, students will write an artist statement about what they learned about creating artwork in a particular style.



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