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  • Dot Dot George Seurat

    1. 1. Art LiteracyNinety-One School • Winter 2012Dot... Dot... Seurat
    2. 2. George Seurat •1859-1891 •Born in France •Used color to create harmony and emotion
    3. 3. Happiness is Color Sadness isachieved through achieved throughbright, warm the use of dark,colors and lines cold colors andthat point lines pointingupward. downwards. Calm is achieved through the balance of light and dark, the balance of warm and cold colors, and horizontal lines.
    4. 4. Color Wheel• What doyou knowabout the color wheel?
    5. 5. Color Wheel•PrimaryColors•SecondaryColors
    6. 6. Analogous Colors next to each other on the color wheel
    7. 7. Complimentary Colors across from each other on the color wheel
    8. 8. George Seurat “Some say they see poetry in my paintings; I see only science.”
    9. 9. Pointillism• A technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image.• Relies on the ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the color spots into a fuller range of tones
    10. 10. La Parade de Cirque, 1889
    11. 11. La Parade de Cirque, 1889 Take a closer look
    12. 12. A Closer Look Whatdistinct dots of color do you see?What do you wonder?
    13. 13. The Bathers at Asnières, 1884What doyou see?What doyoufeel?What doyouwonder?
    14. 14. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
    15. 15. Seurat made 60 studies or pre-paintings in preparationfor painting his masterpiece
    16. 16. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
    17. 17. K-1 Art Project Kites• Put your name on back of your paper• Choose 3 analogous colors for your kite from the color wheel (water colors)• Put a little water into each of those colors• Use the q-tips to dot (paint) your kite• Add water to colors as needed several times
    18. 18. 2/3 Art Project Umbrellas• Put your name on back of your paper• Choose a primary color for your umbrella• Add a little water to that color• Use the q-tips to dot (paint) your entire umbrella• Choose another primary color and dot one side of the umbrella to create a secondary colors• Repeat on the other side with the last primary color.
    19. 19. 4/5 Art ProjectPointillism Mural• Students will be working individually, in partners, or in small groups to complete an item for our mural• Students will be using watercolors and q-tips to color their object• Objects include flowers, animals, greenery, people, butterflies, trees, sailboats, etc
    20. 20. 6 Art ProjectColor Burst• Put your name on the back of your paper.• Choose 3 analogous colors for the burst• Use oil pastels, with a dot technique (little line)• Start with the darkest color from one edge of your paper. Then add in the lighter colors• When you are all done filling the page, add a complimentary color in little specs• Write a title for the piece on the back of your paper