When the artist does
not intend for it to
look like anything in
Notice how his
are just squares
that are only
Why do you
think he only
used red, yellow
RED YELLOW BLUE
Mondrian used only
the primary colors
because he felt that
they created the
strongest and purest
What is contrast?
Contrast is a principle of design that refers to the
arrangement of opposite elements. This is so
the artist can create visual interest and drama.
What are some opposites in art?
Large shapes Small shapes
Smooth texture Rough texture
Use your ruler to draw many vertical
and horizontal lines. Similar to
Mondrian, color in the squares using
red, yellow, blue and black. Remember
that many of his squares remained
white. Use a ruler and sharpie to bold
up your straight lines. Tape your
drawing to the large paper and it will
become part of the class collage!
Your finished product will look like
a Mondrian Painting!!!
Now gather around as I
demonstrate how to do the drawing!
Supplies you will
include 8 ½” x