Crafters Workshop Final 2nd Semester 2009


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Crafters Workshop Final 2nd Semester 2009

  1. 1. Peter Max Erika Grimshaw June 22, 2009
  2. 2. Background Info <ul><li>Born Oct. 19, 1937 in Berlin, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Primary type of artwork: Painting </li></ul><ul><li>Max used silk-screens and acrylics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Style <ul><li>Peter Max made PSYCHEDELIC Artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Psychedelic Art is defined as the art movement of the counter culture of the 1960’s. Inspired by the experience induced by the usage of hallucinogenic drugs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Interesting Info <ul><li>Peter Max has done artwork for several big showcase events </li></ul>
  5. 5. Similar Artists Andy Warhol Heinz Edelmann LeRoy Neiman
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman.” </li></ul>-Peter Max Famous Quote
  7. 7. Title : Liberty Head Media: Acrylic Work Surface: Paper Style:  Neo Pop Subject:  Statue of Liberty URL:
  8. 8. Title : Umbrella Man Media: Acrylic Work Surface: Canvas Style:  Pop Art Subject:  American Painters Collection : From portfolio “ Colors of a Better World” URL:
  9. 9. Media: Acrylic Work Surface: Canvas Style:  Pop Art URL: Title: Cosmic Jumper
  10. 10. Title : Rosie Media: Acrylic Work Surface: Canvas Style:  Pop Art URL:
  11. 11. Title : Better World Media: Acrylic Work Surface: Canvas Style:  Pop Art Subject:  Earth Day, Environmentalism Location & Collection : Available in Denver, CO. From portfolio “ Colors of a Better World&quot; URL:
  12. 12. <ul><li>Subject Matter: Earth Day & Environmentalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Genre: Seascape. </li></ul><ul><li>Style: Abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Art Elements: </li></ul><ul><li>Colors: Complementary colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Lines: straight and curved lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Shape: clouds, sun, trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Texture: smooth with trees looking more rough. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>5. Design Principles: </li></ul><ul><li>Balance: The artwork is somewhat </li></ul><ul><li>symmetrical. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety: There are many colors and a few </li></ul><ul><li>textures used. </li></ul><ul><li>Rhythm: Everything goes together smoothly </li></ul><ul><li>Movement: Your eyes don’t focus on one </li></ul><ul><li>thing they move throughout the painting </li></ul><ul><li>6. Interpretation: Since the subject is Earth Day </li></ul><ul><li>I think max is trying to show how beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>the earth really is. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling: This artwork with the color and </li></ul><ul><li>rhythm gives a sense of happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Art as Expression: Max uses his colors and </li></ul><ul><li>unrealistic qualities to express his view of the </li></ul><ul><li>world. </li></ul>
  14. 14. In 1953, Peter's family emigrated to America via a 6 month visit to Paris. Peter enrolled in an art school and absorbed the culture and art heritage of Paris. Peter arrived in Israel right after it won its independence in 1948.  There he lived and attended school near Mount Carmel in Haifa. In the 1970s, Max gave up his commercial success and went into retreat to begin painting in earnest. He submersed himself in his art for several years, and was only induced to come out of retreat on occasion through special commissions by the Federal government agencies; for U.S. Border murals, the first 10¢ U.S. postage stamp, and projects for the Federal Energy Commission.  1937 Peter Max was born. The 60’s gave way to his famous &quot;Cosmic '60s&quot; style, with distinctive line work and bold color
  15. 15. 1993, Max was approached by the inaugural committee to create posters for Bill Clinton's inauguration. He was later invited to the White House to paint the signing of the Peace Accord.  1991, Max's one-man retrospective at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersberg, drew the largest turnout for any artist in Russian history, over 14,500 people attended!  In 1989, for the 20th anniversary of Woodstock, Max was asked to create world's largest rock and roll stage for the Moscow Music Peace Festival 1976, Max created an installation and art book, Peter Max Paints America, to commemorate America's bicentennial. It was the year Max also began his annual July 4th tradition of painting the Statue of Liberty.
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