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International Dot Day
September 15
To celebrate International Dot Day, we will
first see some work by artists who are
kn...
Georges Seurat
Pointillism technique
Post-Impressionism
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
1884-1886
Australian Aboriginal Art
Dot paintings thought to represent dreams and religion, used in cultural ceremonies
Wassily Kandinsky
Circles in a Circle, 1923
Taught at the Bauhaus 1922-
1933 (Russian born)
Squares with Concentric Circle...
Yayoi Kusama
"The Earth is a polka dot, Moon is a
polka dot, Sun, Mars, all of them are
polka dots," Yayoi Kusama said. "I...
Roy Lichtenstein
Ben-Day Dots
American Pop Artist from the 1960s (1923-1997)
Recent retrospective at Art Institute of Chic...
Chuck Close
Large-scale portraits made
entirely from inked thumb-
prints
Photo-realism
American, born
1940
Damien Hirst
Reportedly England’s richest living artist
(born 1965)
Sees art as the conception of the idea,
not the execut...
Michelle Grabner
Conceptual – expressions of
orderliness & routine
Women’s domestic productivity
and patterning, inspired ...
Ian Sands, art teacher, NC
http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/search/label/postitstop14
Student self-portraits enlarged using S...
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
So, what is the main point
of the book?
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
How did Vashti’s teacher impact her?
How did Vashti make a difference for
the younger student...
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
How will you make your mark?
How can our class make a difference
on campus or in the local
co...
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This PPT was created to discuss artists that use dots prominently in their work with elementary education majors and art pre-service teachers, to coordinate with reading Peter Reynolds children's book, The Dot. International Dot Day is on (or about) September 15.

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  1. 1.  International Dot Day September 15 To celebrate International Dot Day, we will first see some work by artists who are known for using dots in their work
  2. 2. Georges Seurat Pointillism technique Post-Impressionism Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte 1884-1886
  3. 3. Australian Aboriginal Art Dot paintings thought to represent dreams and religion, used in cultural ceremonies
  4. 4. Wassily Kandinsky Circles in a Circle, 1923 Taught at the Bauhaus 1922- 1933 (Russian born) Squares with Concentric Circles, 1913 “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul”
  5. 5. Yayoi Kusama "The Earth is a polka dot, Moon is a polka dot, Sun, Mars, all of them are polka dots," Yayoi Kusama said. "I realized my life is only a small portion of this universe. It's a mere dot." Japanese artist (born 1929)pre-cursor to Pop Art, minimalist and feminist art movements; influenced Andy Warhol
  6. 6. Roy Lichtenstein Ben-Day Dots American Pop Artist from the 1960s (1923-1997) Recent retrospective at Art Institute of Chicago “collision of commercial sources and fine art”
  7. 7. Chuck Close Large-scale portraits made entirely from inked thumb- prints Photo-realism American, born 1940
  8. 8. Damien Hirst Reportedly England’s richest living artist (born 1965) Sees art as the conception of the idea, not the execution of the work (many assistants create much of his work) Spot paintings, 1986-2011 Conceptual art
  9. 9. Michelle Grabner Conceptual – expressions of orderliness & routine Women’s domestic productivity and patterning, inspired by feminist work of the 1970s American contemporary artist, teaches at the Art Institute of Chicago
  10. 10. Ian Sands, art teacher, NC http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/search/label/postitstop14 Student self-portraits enlarged using Skittles Large-scale portraits made from stickie notes on school wall http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/2012/02/skittle-art-part-2.html
  11. 11. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds So, what is the main point of the book?
  12. 12. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds How did Vashti’s teacher impact her? How did Vashti make a difference for the younger student at the end of the story?
  13. 13. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds How will you make your mark? How can our class make a difference on campus or in the local community?
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