George Seurat was an artist whose favourite medium was paint. He is best known for one particular technique. Your homework is to research the following pieces of information about him and share your findings with your year group by posting a comment on this blog.
When and where was he born?
When and where did he die?
What age was he when he died?
What painting techniques was he most famous for – clue, it begins with P.
Explain what this technique means.
Any other information that you find interesting.
Also, see if you can find examples of his paintings, choose your favourite and explain why you like that particular painting.
Last week you had a group art activity to complete for our Scotland topic and it was all about working as a team. Each group member had to work with their other group members to draw a different section of a picture of Robert Burns’ head.
You had to check you all had your paper positioned the same way. Did you remember? Next you had to make sure each drawing was drawn to scale. You also had to check with all of your group members to make sure each part of Burns’ face matched up. Did you do this enough?
Here are the completed drawings. Show someone at home the section(s) you drew for your group. Let me know what they think by posting a comment.
This afternoon we combined our Food topic with Art and ICT to produce masterpieces, inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593). He was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. We looked at a few of his paintings and discussed our opinions, what we thought we saw and if the title matched the image.
We then used Pic Collage on the iPads to create our own collage using clipped fruit and vegetable images from the internet. We tried to add as much detail as possible, thinking carefully what fruit and vegetables best looked like facial features and body parts. What do you think?