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ERIC Number: EJ765599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Wild Beasts of Still Life
Lott, Debra
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n9 p26-27 May-Jun 2007
This article describes a project with a transformative approach to color theory and still life. Students' use of an arbitrary color scheme can open their eyes, push their creativity and produce exciting paintings. Ordinary still-life objects will be transformed into dramatic, vibrant visuals. The Fauve style of painting is a great art history lesson for this project. The word "fauve" means "wild beast." Art critics gave this name to these artists because of their flamboyant use of color. The artists chose to use color independently of natural appearance. Displaying reproductions of Matisse's paintings will inspire students to paint like "wild beasts." Classroom critiques help students gain confidence as they analyze techniques, views, and intentions. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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