Friday, February 11, 2011
Third grade artists have been studying the power of art to focus our hopes and dreams....we created art inspired by Indian torans...beautiful fabric embellishments traditionally hung in doorways to mark our passage into and out of the world at large. Torans can celebrate anything from the day of the week, to the birth of a new baby. We created ours to help bring the energy of our hopes and dreams our way, while learning the principle of symmetry and how to use watercolor pencils in a painterly fashion.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Fourth and fifth grade artists have been studying the work of Giuseppi Arcimboldo, a painter of the Renaissance who is most well known for his portraits comprised completely of collections of items such as fruits, flowers, animals, sea creatures and more. His more traditional work is not well known, but he was greatly admired by his contemporaries for this well known body of work. Some felt this art was the result of a crazy mind, but you have to take into account the time in which he lived. People of the Renaissance era loved puzzles and riddles. We will never really know, but we were very inspired by his art. Stay tuned for a slideshow of our work, inspired by Giuseppi's portraits!