Amate bark painting presentation

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Amate bark painting presentation

  1. 1. Amate Bark Painting Mexican folk art
  2. 2. Amate Painting <ul><li>How would you describe this artwork? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it stylized? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Amate Painting <ul><li>How does the artist use color? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of lines do you see? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Birds… common theme <ul><li>Notice the C and S curved lines </li></ul><ul><li>Considered folk art: made by untrained artists in a cultural tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think folk art is better or worse than fine art? Why? </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Amate…. <ul><li>Repeated shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colors </li></ul><ul><li>Often have borders (this example does not) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Amate Bark Painting <ul><li>Note the detailed border. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper is made from boiled bark of fig trees and other native trees </li></ul><ul><li>Your inspiration piece will be done on brown paper with an ink wash instead of bark. </li></ul>

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