Untitled, no. 629:
Untitled, no. 629
1936, oil on canvas, 51 3/8 in. x 32 1/16 in. (130.5 cm. x 81.4 cm.)
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, USA
Gift from the estate of Mrs. Aldus Chapin Higgins 1970.123
© 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris, France
In this lesson, students will:
- Analyze Wassily Kandinsky’s Untitled, no. 629 using the elements of art;
- Describe how the principles of design contribute to the expressive qualities of their own works of art and interpret reality and fantasy in the painting;
- Discuss the artistic value of the work of art;
- Draw and paint a series of artworks that express a personal statement;
- Mix paints to show color relationships;
- Demonstrate skill in applying watercolor in a non-objective artwork.
Lesson Teaching Notes
A document of summary pages on the lesson’s Key Concepts, Vocabulary, Discussion Questions, Artist Points, and Project Directions.
Map and Location
- Analyze and describe how elements of art and principles of design contribute to the expressive qualities of your own artwork.
- Find examples of multiple watercolor techniques, such as variegated wash, flat wash, puddling, and graphic brushstrokes.
- Rework a part of your own painting after comparing with other students’ work, assessing your own work, or getting feedback from others. Identify what was reworked and explain how those changes improved the piece.
- Look for examples that use color and shape to express a personal statement.
- Identify compositions that are balanced and unified.
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