Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Matisse and Marc

Southeast 7th graders are starting an art timeline that begins at the start of the 20th Century and ends in contemporary or modern art.  We have began with artists Henri Matisse and Franz Marc.  They started an art movement called Fauvism in about 1904-1908.  It had recognizable subjects, however was unique due to the bright and unexpected colors and visible brush strokes. We discussed this through a presentation which you can watch at Our students really connected with Franz Marc because he is most well known for his paintings of horses and many of our students see horses everyday or own horses themselves.  Students chose an animal that they wanted to draw and we used oil pastels to recreate the bright colors and textures of Marc. 

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