Mondrians Life● 1872 Mar 7 Piet Mondrian is Born● 1892 Mondrian Enters the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam● 1909 Mondrian joined the Dutch branch of the Theosophical Society● 1911 Mondrian Moves to Paris● 1914 to 1919 Mondrian Visits Netherlands; World War I Begins● 1917 De Stijl Movement● 1919 to 1938 Mondrian Returns to France● 1938 to 1944 Mondrian Moves to London and New York● 1944 Feb 1 Mondrian Dies
Big idea 1 Tableau No. 4; Lozenge composition with red, grey, blue, yellow, and black.Modrians works were well thought out, he would slightly deviate from Geometricsimplicity/regularity creating very complex paintings.
Big idea 2 Composition with BlueModrians works at first are easily recognizable due to all the uprightorientation, but next, the eccentricity of the lines, and substructures, makes it difficult to find a focus.
Big Idea 3 Mondrian Avoids dissatisfaction of viewer, more specifically,● 1) imbalance of placement or relative size of forms, favoring the left over right, the upper over lower registers, one quadrant over another;● 2) imbalance of weight of colors or textures;● 3) imbalance of vertical/horizontal linear elements;● 4) imbalance of closed/open planes;● 5) imbalance of visual interest Tableau I: lozenge with four lines and gray
Georgia OKeeffe 1887-1986● Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Maries II, 1930
OKeeffes Life● Born 1887 in Sun Prairie Wisconsin (On a farm)● Later Moving to Williamsburg Virginia and attending The Chatham Protestant Episcopal Institute Graduating in 1904● Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Part of the Art Students of New York● 1912 became a teacher of art and supervisor of art in texas, continuing to be the head of the art department at west texas state college● Caught attention in 1916 in her Stieglitz exhibition● 1918 Left teaching to be a painter for Stieglitz● 1924 Married Stieglitz
Awards● Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters● First retrospective show of a womans art at the Museum of Modern Art● Awarded the Gold Medal of Painting by the National Institute of Arts and Letters● Awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor● President Ronald Reagan presented the National Medal of Arts in 1985.
Big Idea 1 Grey line with Black, Blue and Jack in the Pulpit No.IV Yellow. 1923, Georgia O’KeeffeOften confused for being simply sexual,OKeeffes Paintings are meant to focus onfemininity and tenderness.
Big Idea 2 Cows Skull with Rams Head White Deer’s Skull with Calico Roses Hollyhock and Little Pedernal 1936 1931 Hills 1935 Georgia OKeefe had a well known period where sheworked with bones and the desert, these paintings were depictions of quietude, remoteness, and preservance along with the beauty of the desert.
Big Idea 3Series 1, No. 1 Series 1, No. 3 Series 1, No. 4Georgia Okeeffes works are usually made in series, this is how sheexperiments with color and a little with shape by seeing the effects ofcolor change, (with the occasional shape change) from one paintingto the next.
Concluding slideI have a new found respect for abstractionism,these few artists strove to explain theunexplainable through art and I can onlyimagine how difficult this must have been forthem. Also like when you learn a new language,there are certain words in that language thatdont directly translate, so you have to explainthrough images. I know how frustrating this canbe so I appreciate these artists works muchmore deeply than before I started this project.