Sunday, July 29, 2012

Discovering Great Artists-Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Klee has been variously associated with ExpressionismCubismFuturismSurrealism, and Abstraction, but his pictures are difficult to classify. He generally worked in isolation from his peers, and interpreted new art trends in his own way. He was inventive in his methods and technique. Klee worked in many different media—oil paintwatercolorinkpasteletching, and others. He often combined them into one work. He used canvas, burlap, muslin, linen, gauze, cardboard, metal foils, fabric, wallpaper, and newsprint.[60] Klee employed spray paint, knife application, stamping, glazing, and impasto, and mixed media such as oil with watercolor, water color with pen and India ink, and oil with tempera.[61]

To read more about Paul Klee.
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)
What we learned about Paul Klee is that when he drew he wouldn't lift his pen off the paper. Our children did this, it's not as easy as it sounds. Try it sometime. 
DMan decided to do connecting squares. Paul Klee used watercolor so we used our Water Color Pencils from Faber Castell to color it in and then paint.  

Ducky decided to do connecting swirls and then she used water color pencils. 

Closer picture of her art. 

Closer picture of DMan's Art. 


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love their work! This sounds like a wonderful book!

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