By Robert Indiana
Robert Indiana’s painting LOVE is a formally sophisticated abstract composition, yet it
is also, in essence, a one-word po...
By Robert Indiana
By Linda Welling’s Students
Ceder Creek Elementary, Missouri
By Linda Welling’s Students
Ceder Creek Elementary, Missouri
ABCDE
FGH I J
KLMNO
PQR ST
LOVE
UV WX
 YZ
L O V E
NAME
10 X 10
STENCIL




           NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
NAME
If you don’t want to write LOVE~ try another CC word
HO               GI                KI
PE               VE                ND
SA               HE                GR
VE      ...
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Lesson based on Robert Indiana's LOVE image. Thanks to L. Welling for the inspiration. The YouTube videos plays in the downloaded version Keynote (Mac) file.

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    1. 1. By Robert Indiana
    2. 2. Robert Indiana’s painting LOVE is a formally sophisticated abstract composition, yet it is also, in essence, a one-word poem. The brilliant contrast of the colors and the bold contours of the letters imbue the word with an extraordinary visual intensity. Indiana has arranged the word so that it fits in a square format, with the stacked letters touching one another in a manner that suggests physical intimacy. This work belongs to a series of paintings, sculptures and prints dedicated to the theme of love that Indiana commenced in the mid-1960s. He created many variations on this theme, including a design for a Christmas card that was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965. Indiana rendered that composition on a monumental scale in the present painting. Since its inception, Indiana’s distinctive rendering of “love” as both a word and an image has captured the popular imagination and become one of the most immediately recognizable works of art in the world. Born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, the artist changed his last name upon moving to New York City in 1954. In the early 1960s, Indiana explored the style of hard-edged painting that his friends such as Ellsworth Kelly were exploring. His interest in words, however, distinguished his works from other abstract painters of the time. Indiana had a long-standing interest in the written word, having been inspired by poets such as Gertrude Stein early in his career. His composition for LOVE is innovative in the way it dissolves divisions between seeing and reading, as well as figure and ground. Indiana has described the character of his work as “verbal-visual.”
    3. 3. By Robert Indiana
    4. 4. By Linda Welling’s Students Ceder Creek Elementary, Missouri
    5. 5. By Linda Welling’s Students Ceder Creek Elementary, Missouri
    6. 6. ABCDE FGH I J KLMNO PQR ST
    7. 7. LOVE UV WX YZ L O V E
    8. 8. NAME
    9. 9. 10 X 10 STENCIL NAME
    10. 10. NAME
    11. 11. NAME
    12. 12. NAME
    13. 13. NAME
    14. 14. NAME
    15. 15. NAME
    16. 16. NAME
    17. 17. NAME
    18. 18. NAME
    19. 19. NAME
    20. 20. NAME
    21. 21. NAME
    22. 22. NAME
    23. 23. If you don’t want to write LOVE~ try another CC word
    24. 24. HO GI KI PE VE ND SA HE GR VE LP OW If you don’t want to write LOVE~ try another CC word
    25. 25. GO OD Tilt NAME
    26. 26. GO OD Tilt NAME
    27. 27. GO Use tinted colors in the negative spaces OD NAME
    28. 28. GO Use tinted colors in the negative spaces OD NAME
    29. 29. GO OD Mono- chromatic Color scheme Use shades of the same colors Comple- in the mentary positive Color spaces scheme NAME
    30. 30. GO Trace OD NAME
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