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Gigi, Madeline & Maggie

These young artists started their self portraits this week. First we talked about the proportions of the face. We studied “Doryphorus” by Polykleitos of the Greek A.T.P. We noted the location of the eyes, nose and mouth according to the facial proportions. Very interesting! Our eyes are NOT in the middle of our foreheads! The girls drew their “oval” faces – maybe not quite so oval but we thought they looked great. Of course I had a mirror in front of the young artists. After the artists drew their faces, we started on the background. We studied “Woman with a Hat” by Matisse for the background. The girls used oil pastels and watercolor. Wow, those are some colorful backgrounds!!!! Next week we will startpainting the faces. For Art History we celebrated Roy Lichtenstein’s b.day – 1923-1997. He was a Pop Artist. We looked at several of his artworks – “Wham”, “Blam” & “Still Life With Pitcher.” Hope everyone has a grand weekend! Enjoy the cooler weather!

 

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