Presentation on theme: "Paul Klee 1879 - 1940. Paul Klee’s Life Swiss-born painter and graphic artist Grew up in a musical family At the age of 8 years old, his grandmother."— Presentation transcript:
Paul Klee’s Life Swiss-born painter and graphic artist Grew up in a musical family At the age of 8 years old, his grandmother gave him a box of chalk and he was encouraged to draw frequently He married a pianist and had one son. Klee’s art is very colorful and fun. He really liked art that was done by children and sometimes he tried to make his art look like it was done by a child. Klee was considered a Modern artist, that means he went against tradition-he wasn’t afraid to paint blue cows or purple trees. Paul liked to paint a lot and sometimes more than one painting at a time. He could have up to 12 paintings in his studio, all halfway done. Klee has painted over 8,000 paintings in his lifetime.
Paul Klee Funny Art Kid Art Art Teacher "Lost in Thought," 1917.
Vocabulary Positive space/shape Main shapes or subject of the artwork Negative space/shape Surrounding space; background Colors The color wheel Pattern Repeating shapes, lines or colors
Vocabulary Positive and Negative space “The Plant and Its Enemy” What do you think the “enemy” is in the picture? Could it be the negative space surrounding it?
Vocabulary Colors and Patterns “Cat and Bird” How many patterns can you find? What do the colors feel like to you? What is the cat thinking about?
“Fire in the Evening” What are the patterns? How does this make you feel, hot or cold? If you were in the painting would you be moving or sitting still?
What We Will Be Doing… Creating a work similar to Mr. Klee’s painting. Draw your own version of “Goldfish” using only brightly colored crayons or pastels. Be sure to draw the main subject and items in the background like seaweed, bubbles, smaller fish etc. Make sure to color hard & dark with the crayons. The crayon color should resist the paint creating a bright contrast like the one Klee has in “Goldfish”. When their drawing is complete, have students lightly “wash” over their picture using the sponge brushes and blue paint.