Grade 4 looked at the work of artist Paul Cezanne. We looked at how Cezanne simplified his still life items Into basic shapes (spheres and cylinders). After blocking in our lines, using oil pastels, students began adding color. We learned that Cezanne achieved flatness in his paintings through the use of flat color planes. Students got to work blending colors and adding value, using lights and darks, to create highlights and shadows. 4th graders chose colors to evoke emotion. 4Wh just finished these beauties today so I decided to feature them in this blog post. Bravo 4Wh!
I paired these 2 works because of there impressive style and skills! While Sophia V. (below) impressed me by using the black construction paper as her shadows, Rowland (above) blended multiple colors, eliminating all of the black construction paper. Both are equally impressive! : )
Ryan (above) and Kennan (below) 4Wh impressed me with their unique perspectives and beautiful use of color!
Brooke 4Wh worked hard blending colors and creating value through her lights and darks.
“I will astonish Paris with an apple” -Paul Cezanne
Learn more about artist Paul Cezanne by visiting http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/kids-zone/start-with-art/cezannes-astonishing-apples