Vincent Van Gogh Born: March 30, 1863 Died: July 29, 1890
Today’s Lesson Line Movement Exploring a new technique for color Project: Crayon Resist Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh’s Life Born in Holland in 1853. Art and religion were the 2 occupations to which the Van Gogh family gravitated. He went to Paris at 16 to assist an art dealer, began making sketches, and his interest in art began. He began to paint gloomy scenes including thatched huts, peasants and workers. He later lightened up his artwork after studying Japanese prints. In 1886 he moved in with his supportive brother Theo in Paris, where he met many other leading Impressionism artists. He began painting in his own style characterized by lively brushstrokes and bright, clashing colors. He is now regarded as one of the most profoundly influential artists of the 19 th century.
Vincent Van Gogh’s Art Guess how many paintings sold during his life? Guess how much some of his paintings sold for after his death? Irises Portrait of Dr. Gachet
Impressionism Captured moments of everyday life outside the studio, much like a photograph Dabs of intense color Short and wide lines (visible brush strokes) Visual impression • Overall effects rather than details Unmixed primary colors Use of light and movement
Vocabulary Definitions Line: A continuous mark with length and direction, created by a point that moves across a surface. Lines can be 2 -dimensional (a pencil line on paper), 3 -dimensional (wire) or implied (the line formed where two different colors or shapes meet). Movement: A way of combining visual elements to produce the illusion of action.
Vocabulary Definitions (cont. ) Color: Hues in the spectrum Resist: Oil or wax used - do not mix with water. Will block out areas of a surface so it is not colored by dye, paint, varnish, acid, etc.
Van Gogh’s A Field of Poppies
Van Gogh’s Landscape with Carriage and Train
Van Gogh’s The Olive Trees
Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypress
Van Gogh’s A Sidewalk Café at Night
Van Gogh’s Peach Blossom in the Crau, (1889)
Van Gogh’s Starry Night Oil painting of a night sky. The sky is large and wide. Swirls roll from left to right between the stars, and seem to pull streaks of color along with them.
What We Will Be Doing Draw a Starry Night scene with a crayon (black, dark blue, violet, orange, yellow, white and green work best). Start by drawing swirls, curls, moon, stars and other sky patterns on the top 2/3 of the dark blue paper, using circular, sweeping, fast motions. Press hard without breaking the crayon. Continue drawing more lines and patterns around the shapes you just drew. Leave a small space of paper showing between any two crayon marks. Fill up most of your paper with your sky design.
What We Will Be Doing (cont. ) Dip paint brush into very diluted white paint and drag the brush from one side to the other across the top. Dip again, slightly overlap and paint across the second row. Continue to the bottom. From the black paper, cut an landscape silhouette. Try trees, buildings, landmarks, mountains, cactus.