Monday, November 21, 2011

"Freedom from Want"

This short school week (Monday/Tuesday), the 3-5 grade students that have art looked at the painting "Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell. Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works are popular for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. We talked about how Rockwell's paintings tell stories without words; every detail is important to the story. We talked about how Rockwell achieved a sense of depth in his artwork by using two different techniques: Overlapping and placement. The people at the bottom of the painting appear to be in front because they are not blocked by other people. As the people get farther away, they are overlapped and they move higher up the paper. We attempted to use these two techniques to create cartoon versions of our Thanksgiving dinners. These examples are from 3A.

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