In an adult art class exploring Impressionism and Post-Impressionism art movements, students experimented with pointilism and learned about pioneering artists Seurat and Signac and the application of direct dots of color pigment to achieve more intense color sensation for the mind’s eye to process, according to optics theories at the time of the movement.
During the course of “Beyond Paint Splatters: Experimenting with Abstract Methods” we explored abstracting an image from realism through expressionism. In this example, one can follow this student’s abstraction of a mug paired with the graphic of an Egyptian symbol through to the final image in which the student still tied in some of the key shapes and elements from the abstractions before into the expressionist image she completed.
In an adult art class entitled “Beyond Paint Splatters: Experimenting with Abstract Methods” we learned about the process of gradually abstracting from realism to expressionism. In this lesson, we explored cubism by cutting up previously sketched paintings, rearranging and painting the next composition as they observed it.