Fauvism: a style of painting with vivid expressionistic and nonnaturalistic use of color that flourished in Paris from 1905 and, although short-lived, had an important influence on subsequent artists, especially the German expressionists. Matisse was regarded as the movement's leading figure.
Maurice de Vlaminck, Albert Marquet, and Henri Manguin also later joined the movement. The characteristics of Fauvism include: A radical use of unnatural colors that separated color from its usual representational and realistic role, giving new, emotional meaning to the colors.
Project Goal: Create an original painting that embodies qualities defined within the Fauvism movement.
Directions: 1. Referencing an original photograph of a (a) landscape, (b) Portrait, (c) Animal(s), (d) Objects, or (e) other, create an acrylic painting based on the principles of Fauvism. 2. Use colors that come directly from the tube! Consider use of (a) Complimentary Colors, (2) Primary and Secondary, (3) Analogous Colors and (4) Tinting and Shading of Color. 3. Demonstrate Glazing techniques by overlapping semi-transparent layers of paint to establish optical blending. 4. Simplify photographic reference so as to create stylized representations.
Rubrics: 1. Use of Original Photographic Reference. 2. Evidence of interpreting photograph into simplistic forms. 3. Use of bright colors that demonstrates (a) Complimentary Color Relationships, (b) Primary and Secondary Color Relationships, and (c) Analogous Color Relationships. 4. Glazing: Evidence of multiple layers of semi-transparent layers of paint overlapping and interacting with one another to create optical blending.
Vocabulary: 1. Complimentary Color: Colors opposite one another on the color wheel that create visual energy when placed next to one another. Turn grey or neutralize when blended together.
2. Primary Color:any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing.
3. Secondary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing.
4. Analogous Color: Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary. Red, orange, and red-orange are examples.
Visual Art by Dan dressler
Watertown High School 50 Columbia Street, Watertown MA