Expressionism homework task

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Expressionism homework task

  1. 1. Year 9 Homework: Expressionism Due: Expressionism is a style of art that is charged with an emotional or spiritual vision of the world. While the Impressionists were admiring the colour and beauty of the natural landscape, Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch took a radically different perspective. They chose to discover a form of ‘self-expression’ that offered them an individual voice in a hostile world where they felt insecure. ‘The Scream’ (1893) is Munch’s own voice crying in the wilderness. "I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun set. I felt a tinge of melancholy. Suddenly the sky became a bloody red. I stopped, leaned against the railing, dead tired. And I looked at the flaming clouds that hung like blood and a sword over the blue-black fjord and city. My friends walked on. I stood there, trembling with fright. And I felt a loud, unending scream piercing nature." Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ (1888) opened our eyes to the intensity of expressive coluor. He used colour to express his feelings about a subject, rather than to simply describe it. In a letter to his brother Theo he explained, ‘Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before my eyes, I use color more arbitrarily to express myself forcibly.’ TASK: Redraw the image below but change it so it expresses one of these emotions: FEAR, LONLINESS, EXCITEMENT or ANGER Level 4/5: Think carefully about your colour combination. Use either a complementary colour palette or a harmonious colour palette. Muswell Hill Level 6: In addition to choosing colours carefully you should use marks that express the emotion you are trying to create. Level 7: In addition to using colours and marks that reflect the emotion, include a figure that reinforces how we should feel when loking at your work.

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