The Colour Wheel
Here you can see the primary colours: Red, Blue and Yellow, and the secondary colours they create when mixed; purple, orange and green. Which do you think are the ‘cool’ colours? Why? Which do you think are the ‘warm’ colours? Why?
The work of Joan Miro: An artist we shall study in term three.
Joan Miro: An Abstract Artist from Spain
Joan Miro (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter and sculptor who produced vivid abstract and surrealistic works of art during much of the 1900s. His works often have very descriptive titles. Joan Miro’s name is pronounced hoän mro.
Miro was born on April 20, 1893, in Montroig, Spain, which is near the city of Barcelona. His father was a goldsmith and watchmaker. Miro studied art at the School of Fine Arts at La Llotja and at the Academy of Francisco Gali, in Barcelona, Spain. He had his first show at the Dalmau Gallery in 1918; he was 24 years old.
In 1919, he traveled to Paris, France, which was then the center of the art world. He was friends with many surrealist and abstract painters, including Pablo Picasso, Andre Masson and Max Ernst. In France, Miro developed his individualistic and recognizable style and eventually became famous.
After Miro returned to Spain in 1940, he lived mostly in Majorca. He painted, sculpted, worked in ceramics, produced many mosaics and murals, and illustrated over 300 books. Miro lived to be 90 years old, dying on December 25, 1983.
Please play with all these different visual arts tools and leave a comment about your experiences.
The Scribbler! This tool allows you to create a scribble, and then it takes over and creates a drawing from your scribble.
Art.Com. This tool allows you to create your own painting and then it lets you frame it!
Dragger is a tricky game. Click on the link below and see if you can create the picture by dragging the tiles across.
CREATE YOUR OWN ABSTRACT PICTURE
Click on the picture below to visit a weird and wonderful website. Let your imagination run wild, and let me know what you think of this tool. I played with it for ages….but I’m still not quite sure what it is!
Here’s another weird but wonderful art tool. If you google Jackson Pollock, you will see his style of art and understand this website. Let me know what you think.
This is GORGEOUS. Have a play and then tell me what you thought….