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Art Appreciation Assignment: 12 Most famous paintings of all time
Question to answer: Watch this video and then choose one of the 12 paintings as the one you would most likely hang in your room. Then tell me why in a paragraph. What is it about that painting that you like? (Think along the lines of: composition, line quality, color, light) How does it make you feel? Does it bring up a memory for you?
Now scroll back through the video to one of the paintings. It can be the one you chose as your favorite or a different one. In your sketchbook, complete a continuous line drawing of the painting. This does not need to be a blind contour drawing, meaning you can look at your paper. But it does need to be continuous. Don't lift your pencil or micron, whichever you want to use, as you follow the lines of the painting. Drawing a painting in this way helps you appreciate it in a different way than just looking at it.
Here is what a continuous line drawing looks like:
After we complete our landscape painting, we are going to do one more acrylic painting on a vinyl record. This time you get to choose the subject matter and find the reference picture. The cool thing about painting on a record album is that if you really like how it turns out, you can buy a clock mechanism (inexpensive) and turn it into a clock using the center hole or you can melt them over a bowl in the oven to create a vinyl bowl. Super cool!
Please either print out a colored reference picture and bring it to class, or send me the photo to print if you're unable to. You can choose a random design, a famous painting like Starry Night, an animal, a sunset, whatever looks fun to paint! If you have a phone or an iPad, you can pull up the image on there.