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Paul Klee Castle Collage

Posted by Gary Wong on

Paul Klee Castle Collage

    Red Balloon, 1922 by Paul Klee Paul Klee was an important painter in the history of modern art. I have always been drawn to his colorful, abstract pictures. Children can relate to the simple geometric shapes and bold colors. His art has been related to Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.   Castle and Sun, 1928 by Paul Klee[/caption] Swiss artist Paul Klee painted the Castle and Sun with simplified shapes, but viewers can easily see the way the shapes form a castle or city-like scene. For this lesson, we are going to paint colorful swatches of color and cut...

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Spirals, Flowers and Patterns: Learning about Hundertwasser

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Spirals, Flowers and Patterns: Learning about Hundertwasser

"A good picture is when the picture is full of magic, when you can feel the happiness in it, when it makes you laugh or cry, or when it makes something happen.  It should be like a flower or a tree.  It should be like Nature.  It should be that we miss it when it isn't there."  Hundertwasser Friedensreich Hundertwasser believed that nature and beauty was the key to happiness.  He was born Fritz Stowasser but created his "artist name" to be Friedensreich (the German words for peace and kingdom) Hundertwasser ("wasser" means water in German). He loved nature and...

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