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Kendra Ganley- Keith Haring, Artists Project

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Kendra Ganley- Keith Haring, Artists Project

  1. 1. Artist’s Project<br />Keith Haring<br /> Kendra Ganley<br /> June 7, 2010<br /> Mrs. Tang<br /> 8th Grade English<br />
  2. 2. Who is Keith Haring?<br /><ul><li>Born: May 4, 1958</li></ul>Died: February 16, 1990<br />Male<br />American<br />Grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania<br />Only child<br />
  3. 3. Personal Background<br />Learned cartooning from his father<br />1978: School of Visual Arts in New York City, found the city inspiring because of it’s energy and spirit<br />1988: diagnosed with AIDS, collaborated with famous people to raise awareness for AIDS<br />1989: Keith Haring Foundation created, to provide funding for AIDS organizations<br />1990: died from AIDS complications<br />
  4. 4. Historical Events<br />1960- JFK elected President<br />1963- MLK delivers “I Have a Dream” speech<br />1969- Neil Armstrong is the first man on the moon<br />1973- Pablo Picasso dies<br />1981- Sandra Day O’Connor is the first woman justice of the U.S. Supreme Court<br />1984- Jean DuBuffet dies<br />1986- AIDS becomes epidemic<br />Influenced by the punk- rock feel of his era<br />
  5. 5. Art World’s Influence<br />Inspired by Andy Warhol’s ability to connect art and life<br />Admired/ Inspired by Jean DuBuffet, Pierre Alechinsky, William Burrough, Robert Henri<br />While in Paris, studied Picasso<br />
  6. 6. Influence on the Art World<br />In subway stations, would draw on black advertising panels with chalk<br />Opened the ‘Pop Shop’ where his designs are printed and sold on T- Shirts, backpacks, lunch boxes, posters etc.<br />Painted murals on children’s hospitals, office buildings and western side of Berlin Wall (before falling)<br />His art considered “example of the diminishing line between consumerism, popular culture, and fine art in the 1980s”<br />More artists after him started painting consumerism/ pop culture<br />
  7. 7. Stylistic Traits<br />Bold Lines: Haring uses thick, contrasting outlining<br />Active Figures: shows people doing actions like dancing, jumping, crawling etc.<br />Simple Signs: Haring uses simple symbols in his artwork like hearts, babies, dogs, silhouettes etc.<br />Vibrant/ Intense Colors: uses bright, concentrated, expressive colors in his artwork<br />
  8. 8. ‘Cup Man’<br />Bold lines<br />Active figure<br />Simple sign<br />Vibrant colors<br />(1989)<br />
  9. 9. Tree of Life<br />Bold lines<br />Active Figures<br />Simple Signs<br />Vibrant colors<br />(1985)<br />
  10. 10. Untitled (dogs jumping through figure)<br />Bold lines<br />Active figures<br />Simple signs<br />Vibrant colors<br />(1982)<br />
  11. 11. Radiant Baby<br />Bold Lines<br />Active Figure<br />Simple Sign<br />Vibrant Colors<br />(1984)<br />
  12. 12. Daisy<br />(2010)<br /><ul><li>Bold Lines
  13. 13. Active Figures
  14. 14. Simple Sign
  15. 15. Vibrant Colors</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />Both mine and Haring’s art uses Bold Lines, Active Figures, Simple Signs and Intense/ Vibrant colors<br />I have learned even a painting that looks simple and easy, is hard work and difficult to complete with clean lines<br />It was most challenging to keep my patience when waiting for the paint to dry before adding another color. I found myself not fully waiting for it to dry, then accidently smudging the colors.<br />Principal Strength: the pop of bright, concentrated colors in the dancing figures because they look good against the green background<br />Principal Weakness: The black outlining because it’s not as crisp and clean cut as I would’ve liked it to be<br />
  16. 16. Thank You!<br />Thanks for listening!<br />Any Questions?<br />

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