Collages inspired by Synthetic Cubism

Inspired by the works of cubist artists such as Braque, Picasso and Gris, with the classes of the 9th year, we have created these paintings with mixed media. Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler shapes and brighter colors. First we prepared a background  by overlaying collage of different cards (music, … [Read more...]

Surrealist rooms

The study of perspective in the 8th grade was the starting point for the realization of these rooms surreal. The design of a room in central perspective, performed following all the laws of geometry and perspective, it was a pretext to create fantastic places full of fantastic images, the images that make us think of some odd dreams. The techniques used to decorate the geometric design in pencil, … [Read more...]

Exhibition: The Impressionists of the Musée d’Orsay

I really have to thank the guys in the 9th grade for visiting with me this special exhibition dedicated to the "Revolution of the look" that involved Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists. I've seen looks bright, and happy faces, I've seen someone so excited about Beauty and, I admit, made ​​me happy because the emotions are more valuable if they are shared. Here is the link of the show … [Read more...]

Prints inspired by the Matisse’s drawings

The graphic work of Matisse, the highest representative of the "Fauve" French, offers a variety of beautiful designs made with very few stylized lines, to which we were inspired to run these small prints. With the students of Year 9 we have been inspired by these designs to engrave a rubbery material called "rubber crepla" and realize the printing plates. The softness of these sheets of rubber … [Read more...]

“Expressionist” portraits

After studying the art of the Expressionists with the Year 9 we drew our pictures changing radically the colors and features ... we understood that is not important to recognize through the verisimilitude but EXPRESS themselves! … [Read more...]

The strength of colors: we interpret Van Gogh and Gauguin

These two extraordinary artists have made us realize how powerful can be the colors, such feelings can tell, what emotions can be expressed. With students of year 9 we studied the artists of the Post-Impressionism, and then we redesigned some of the works of Van Gogh and Gauguin with felt-tip pens and crayons. mirco valentina elisa … [Read more...]

The technique of Impressionist painting

With year 9 pupils we have made ​​copies of paintings by Claude Monet, the great Impressionist painter. We tried to imitate the technique of small brushstrokes put together, spreading pure colors directly on the paper, without making detailed preparatory drawings and avoiding the use of the color black. Here are some … [Read more...]

The still lifes by Giorgio Morandi

With pupils of year 8 we studied a great Italian painter of the 1900s, Giorgio Morandi, with his still lifes full of quiet solitude, and with its delicate colors. Starting with a dark background we copied the colors of Morandi with tempera, trying a new way to spread the color, overlapping strokes thick, stirring tones, revealing the dark background and leaving undefined … [Read more...]

Tribute to Friedrich

We have studied the works of a great artist of the Romantic, Caspar David Friedrich, with students in the 9th grade. They have revised his figures in backlight by painting in tempera on gradient backgrounds. The effect is really very "romantic"! elisa c. claudia elisa … [Read more...]

Cèzanne’s still life

From the many paintings by Cézanne dedicated to the "still life" we took some details and copying them with oil pastels, trying to imitate the technique, mixing the colors together and creating new shades. Here are some works of the Year 8. … [Read more...]