Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jim Dine Pop Art

2nd graders learned about the life and the art of pop artist Jim Dine. Dine used repetition in his artwork. One of the themes he often revisted is hearts. We talked about the texture of his hearts. We talked about the mood of his hearts--some looked happy; some sad. Then we talked about foreground and background. Our hearts are drawn in pairs, with alternating foregrounds and backgrounds. For example the red heart on the top left has polka dots in the foreground and zebra stripes in the background. The heart below is reversed, with zebra stripes in the foreground and polka dots in the background. We finished this one day project off using complementary colors that alternate just like our designs.
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