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Intro to Abstract Painting-Number Painting Activity

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This activity introduces hard-edge abstract painting to students.

This activity introduces hard-edge abstract painting to students.

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Intro to Abstract Painting-Number Painting Activity Intro to Abstract Painting-Number Painting Activity Presentation Transcript

  • Intro to Abstract Painting Exercise: Abstract Number Painting
  • Objective: To learn how to compose an abstract image To explore and develop hard-edge painting To implement 3 colour harmonies
  • Hard edge painting: is the application of paint with abrupt or sharp transitions between colours. This approach to abstract painting became popular in the 1960s.
  • Hard-edge Artists & Examples of their Work
  • Frank Stella
  • Victor Vaserly (also known for op art)
  • Robert Indiana
  • Al Held
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Brice Marden
  • Kenneth Noland
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Jack Youngerman
  • Activity: Abstract Number Painting
  • Step 1: Divide the compositional space into three spaces vertically and eight spaces horizontally.
  • Step 2: Select a favourite number and create a list of symbols or words to express the number you chose.
  • Step 3: Select a three colour harmony. Triadic: This scheme uses three colors. They are evenly spaced from each other. (example: red, yellow, and blue)
  • Step 3: Select a three colour harmony (cont’d). Anagalous: This scheme uses adjacent hues. (example: red, red-orange, and red-violet)
  • Step 3: Select a three colour harmony. Split-complementary: any hue and the two adjacent to its complement. (example: red, yellow- green, and blue-green)
  • Step 3: Begin applying your colour scheme. Anagalous? OR Triadic?
  • or split-complementary?
  • Special thanks to Joy for the lesson idea via: http://arted20.ning.com/
  • Frank Curkovic