Emotions in abstract compositions

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Composing a visual image consists of arranging and placing the elements on a support or in the composing space. This means arranging the elements of the image and giving them ORDER and UNITY. A composition’s order is how we chose and determine the type of relation there will be between the different elements of art. With Grade 8th students we had a lesson about COMPOSITION in the work of art, considering the areas of greatest attention as CENTRE OF INTEREST of the image. We understood that the BALANCE of a composition depends very much on the VISUAL WEIGHT  of its elements, and we tried to arrange lines shapes, colors and texture in a ordered composition.

Starting from a real EMOTION we felt in a specific occasion of our life, we created an ABSTRACT COMPOSITION following some rules:

  • the composition must be asymmetrical
  • the visual weight must be emphasized in strategical point of the image (following the rule of thirds )
  • you can add some lines to represent visual directions
  • you give a title to you work of art, referred to an experienced emotion.

The task is not simple, but the colorful compositions created in this activity are really interesting and personal. Reading the titles of the drawing you can guess the connection between feelings and images.

   

  

The future is coming
A serene afternoon along the river
Score a goal!
When I have ideas I do not like
Happiness that becomes melancholy (last day of school)
A happy day with friends
The energy of the run
At the gig
The eye of the future
Feel the universe in my heart
A day of school
My first match
The sense of confusion in a new city
Go out with friends
The turmoil of life
I into the nature
The summer in my heart
When my mum is angry
My first time in Spain
Carefree maze
Mental confusion
Christmas holidays
Time doesn’t stop
Sudden disorientation
Joy is in the throw!
My life is disaster
My life is never perfect
The bad part of life
The choices in my life
A motorcycle ride
When I listen to music
A kick to the ball

 

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  1. Hello Miriam, I’m still following your blog and enjoy all of your interesting lessons and children’s artwork. I have a request to make, but do not want to do this publicly. Could you please email me so that I can send to you personally my request. I also am an art educator at a small Catholic Elementary school in a small town of the state of Louisiana, USA. Here is my email address:
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