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Yayoi Kusama for kids


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Yayoi Kusama for kids

  2. 2. • Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called ‘the princess of polka dots'. Although she makes lots of different types of art – paintings, sculptures, performances and installations – they have one thing in common, DOTS!
  3. 3. Information about her life • She is considered one of most important contemporary artist. • She is a novelist and a poet too.
  4. 4. Can you find Japan on the map???
  5. 5. She is from Matsumoto, in Japan. Can you find Matsumoto on the map?
  6. 6. When she was ten , she started to paint using polka dots, and she created fantastic paintings of watercolor, pastel and oil.
  7. 7. • She loved drawing and painting and although her parents didn't want her to be an artist, she was determined. • When she could not afford to buy art materials, she used mud and old sacks to make art. • Eventually Yayoi Kusama persuaded her parents to let her go to art school and study painting.
  8. 8. Yayoi Kusama, Untitled 1939, Pencil on paper, 25 × 22 cm This is a drawing she made of her mum when she was 10-years-old.
  9. 9. • She began his artistic career in the decade of the fifties. Its beginnings were influence of traditional Japanese painting.
  10. 10. In New York • In the late 1950s she moved to New York . • She had the first of many exhibitions there in 1959. • She met and inspired important artists like Andy Warhol… • Her art was a part of exciting art such as pop art and minimalism..
  11. 11. • Returned to Japan in 1973. While continuing to produce and show art works until now..
  12. 12. ‘Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment’. By Yayoi Kusama
  13. 13. Let’s draw a pumking with polka dots
  14. 14. Draw flowers as Yayoi Kusama
  15. 15. Let’s make with clay a sculpture
  16. 16. Let’s draw a mural like Yayoi Kusama
  17. 17. Create your own Yayoi Kusama art work.Use your imagination