Vincient Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is a renowned painter known for his use of color and texture through visible brushstrokes. His most famous painting, Starry Night, was known for his swirling winds in the sky. One of the most important artists of the 20th century. However, he was not famous until after his death in 1890.
Jean Michel Basquiat
A self taught, outside the lines artist who persevered through a tough childhood. He created artwork that brought attention to being a African American in the 1980s. Used symbols of eyes and crowns to show power and attention. During his short life he brought a breath of fresh air to the art world!
This month we will be discussing Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist famous for her self- portraits. She began painting when she was 18 years old after she was in a bus accident that left her bed ridden for many months. She incorporated lots of Mexican culture and symbols in her artwork; old and new. Her introspective behavior and her self-confidence are what make her so special to the art world.
This month we will be looking at Edvard Munch and his art, famous for The Scream, he was born in Norway in 1863. Munch's artwork centers around emotions and being expressive of those feelings. His style became known as Expressionism. We will be exploring how Munch used a variety of materials (like tempera paint) and how he was able to say so much with such simple shapes.