Why is it important?
Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
2nd & 3rd Grade
4th & 5th Grade
What can we learn from our responses to art?
I can Statements
( K& 1st) I can describe what an image represents
(2nd & 3rd) I can speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art
(4th & 5th) I can compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media.
Ukraine & New Jersey/ America
was a Ukrainian-American Abstract Expressionist whose career started mid-life, at age 45. Even with an artistic career as brief as hers, Sobel is the first artist to use the drip painting technique which directly influenced Jackson Pollock.
(1912 – 1956)
Cody, Wyoming & New York City
Jackson Pollock is considered an Abstract Expressionist painter. He was the first "action painter", meaning that he would drip, pour, throw and splash his paint onto very large canvases which were often laid flat on the floor of his New York studio. Many say he would literally dance, as though in a trance, as he created his masterpieces. Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the 20th century.
He is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works.In 1909 Kandinsky began to think that painting didn't need a particular subject, but that shapes and colors alone could be art. Over the next several years he would start to paint what would become known as Abstract Art. Kandinsky was one of the founding fathers of Abstract Art. Kandinsky felt that he could express feelings and music through colors and shapes in his paintings. For example, he thought that yellow had the crisp sound of a brass trumpet and that certain colors placed together could harmonize like chords on a piano. The shapes he was most interested in were the circle, triangle, and the square.
(1891 – 1978)
Georgia & Washington D.C.
was an Expressionist painter and art educator best known for her colorful abstract paintings. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and The Washington Post described her as a force in the Washington Color School.
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Pop art is an art movement that emerged in Britain and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s. The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.
Pop art, primary colors, portraits, body shapes, free form shapes, outline, trace, complimentary colors, photography, portraits, self- portraits, markers, highlighters, color wheel, background, sound effects, action Sounds, action Lines, onomatopoeia, ben-day dots, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein.
How do artists work?
How do life experiences influence the way you relate to art?
I Can Statements
I can describe what an image represents. ( K & 1st)
I can describe messages communicated in an image. ( 2nd & 3rd)
I can analyze components in art that convey a message. ( 4th & 5th)
VISUAL ART STANDARDS: VA:Cr2.1.K, VA:Cr2.1.1a, VA:Cr2.1.2a, VA:Cr2.1.3a, VA:Cr2.1.4a, VA:Cr2.1.5a, Va:Re7.1.ka, VA:Re7.1.1a, VA:Re7.1.2a, VA:Re7.1.2a, VA:Re7.1.3a, VA:Re7.1.4a, VA:Re7.1.5a
Op Art is an art movement from the 1960’s that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, and vibrating patterns.
Key Vocabulary: Op Art, Optical Illusion, Line, Shape, Repetition, Patterns, Trace, cutting, gluing, permanent marker, ruler, and marker.
Visual Arts Standards: VA:Pr5.1.3a & VA:Cr2.2.2a VA:Cr2.2.5a
I CAN Statements: I can identify exhibit space and prepare works of art including artist' statements, for presentation. I Can demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials.
Essential Questions: Why do artists create an artist statement? What kind of responsibilities come with the freedom to create?
Op ART GALLERY
Welcome back Lancashire families! This year in art we will be learning about art throughout history! Together we will turn our art room into an time machine. We will use our time machine to travel back to the 1960's to learn about Pop Art, to the 1940's to learn about abstract expressionism, to the 1600's to learn about Renaissance Art and so much more! I'm going to need your help designing and building our classroom time machine and I'm beyond excited to see what you learn along the way!
Our first job of the school year is to define art! What is art?
What type of art do you enjoy making/ viewing? What kinds of art would you like to try making or learn about?
Please feel free to leave a comment below!
The traditional style of art in El Salvador comes from the northern town of La Palma, and that is where artists are trained and live today.
Originating from an artist named Fernando Llort, the art is simple and colorful, typically making use of animals such as birds, rabbits, and turtles, as well as common objects such as flowers, trees, and houses.
After traveling and studying in Europe in the United States, Llort returned to El Salvador amidst war. Leaving San Salvador for La Palma, he started an artist workshop called, “La Semilla de Dios.”.
Teaching the people of La Palma to make art has given them an alternative way to make a living. Today, if you buy a souvenir in El Salvador, chances are it will feature folk art in this traditional style.
People often ask us about the symbolism behind the naive style of folk art, hand painted on our El Salvadorian products. Each piece reflects the images of the every-day life of the region: birds, flowers, animals, villagers and adobe houses. The artists put their creativity and personality into each item so that the colors and designs are 100% unique.
Student Art Gallery
Josselyn and Marie from Ms. Watson's class inspired this lesson by sharing their personal family connections to El Salvador! Here are some photos from their collaborative murals inspired by artist Fernando Llort!
Video of Fernando Llort
I recommend turning on closed caption and selecting auto translate: English for this video
Art Portfolio's are coming home this week! All of our Lancashire artists are so excited to share their world art with you! Today we spent time reviewing all of our project from around the world and sharing our favorite works of art!
ART Around the World
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When Gustave Eiffel’s company built Paris’ most recognizable monument for the 1889 World’s Fair, many regarded the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to serve an important role in television and radio broadcasts, is considered an architectural wonder and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.
Students at work
A peek inside our art studio
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Student Visual Art Gallery
Student Response: Journal Entries
Here you will find photos and information about our latest projects in the art room and out and about in the halls of Lancashire Elementary. In addition, I will post fun extra credit art projects that can be done at home and on long vacations.
Acts Of Kindness
Ink Wash Painting
One Point Perspective
Shui Mo Hua Painting