Klimt was not a familiar artist to the children and to me. I chose him for this week project because I wanted to explored about his deep, vibrant colors and beautiful patterns on his paintings. I wanted the children to use variety of colors, textures, yet learn to put them together for this project. I showed several choices of Klimt's paintings to the children and these two pieces were selected.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt (1907~1908), Canvas, Gold leaf, Oil paint
Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Klimt (1902), Gold, Graphite, Casein paint
The project was a collage using face pictures, magazines, different textures of paper.
O even cut the pieces from Klimt's painting copy and pasted it to blend the colors.
This is O's interpretation of The Kiss. Do you feel the richness of Klimt's colors in O's work?
C chose an excerpt from Klimt's Beethoven Frieze. She loved this picture because of the patterns of the dresses and the peaceful faces of the women. She put three pictures of hers and carefully chose the colors from the magazine. She didn't forget to give golden accent on the dress!
Through this project, I took some time to look at Klimt's paintings and realized how he used elegant and gorgeous colors. The brush strokes were delicate and the face expressions of his models on the paintings were so realistic and elegant.
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