After studying the avant-garde movement of Futurism, in the classes of Grade 9 we decided to reproduce the movement of a figure using the method of overlapping sequences and force lines used by the Futurists in their works. Using a manikin of paperboard we have drawn on a white sheet, some moving figures with colored felt-tip pens. Then we added the force lines around the figure to emphasize movement, and with a brush and water we dilute the color of the markers. The watercolor effect of the colors has given further dynamism to the design.
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13 thoughts on “Moving figures inspired by Futurism”
Wow! Mi piacciono molto gli effetti ottenuti con il pennarello diluito 😉
Mi è venuto in mente per caso, abbiamo provato con un po’ d’acqua ed ecco un tocco in più di dinamicità!
Miriam, I read your blog through my feedly account and without fail, every time I see an absolutely beautiful and inspiring project I zoom back up to see where it comes from and it is your name I see. You are so very talented and your students are so very blessed to have you as their teacher!
molto interessanti tutti i lavori proposti dal sito, che ho scoperto da poco. Sono una insegnante di arte e immagine di Torino e trovo lodevole la vostra iniziativa. Continuate così!
Ciao Maria Paola! Keep in touch!
How do you make the figure to use?
Hi Dominika! Have a look at this previous post:
you can find the worksheet and instructions! 😉
Miriam, I am trying this project with my students, though we can’t get the markers to “bleed” very much. Any suggestions? Just more water?
I used Italian felt tip pens, perhaps they “bleed” a bit more with water because they are washable (from clothes, these are used especially at school).
You could try with different markers or watercolor pencils… 🙂
Thanks Miriam, that makes sense.
Do you have any more examples of student work?
No, I don’t, sorry! At that time I took just few pictures of the work. 🙁
I plan to use this for a lesson in motion with 6th graders. I also was thinking of using it as a template so that students could tell a story of a event in their lives. What are some other ways these figures could be used? Any suggestions?
Hi IA, actually you are suggesting me new ways, thank you! I used it in this lesson to paint some people doing sport or dancing shttp://arteascuola.com/2011/11/figura-personaggi-a-tempera/