Image via Wikipedia"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?"
M.C. Escher, Dutch, 1898-1972
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Here we did another version of art inspired by Piet Mondrian. We found that he did a number of paintings inside a tilted square. I've done a little research and it looks like these paintings of his were called "Lozenge Compositions", but I haven't found enough information to give me confidence that "lozenge" is the correct word. Do you know anything about Mondrian's paintings being called Lozenge paintings? If so, I'd love to hear from you.....really, because I think "lozenge" is a fabulous word for this art if it truly is correct.
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I have to digress today from my regular blogging style because I want to share a site I love, "Terrible Yellow Eyes".
Where the Wild Things Are is in movie theaters now, and if you want to smile, check out Cory Godbey's blog right now!
Who can resist Where the Wild Things ART!!!!
Image by aussiegall via FlickrWhen I hear the name Monet, I can't help but think LILIES!
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Piet Mondrian, Netherlands 1872-1944
Materials: white paper, thin strips of black paper, paint, glue.
First - We glued the black strips onto the white paper.
Second - We drew the design on a scratch piece of paper, and placed Y's, B's, R's, and W's in the shapes we wanted to be Yellow, Blue, Red, and White.
(It was very fun watching students puzzle over the decisions of where they wanted their colors. Erasing and rearranging. Seeing brains ticking makes me giddy.)
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts works to increase arts education throughout the nation.
Editorial: Arts Initiative Will Put Sacramento on the Map
Published: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 - 12:00 am Page 6E
I don't live in Sacramento, but I'm encouraged by this recent article. Yes, yes, yes, more arts in the schools!
Image via WikipediaEarlier this week I heard another gem coming out of a kid's mouth. Two sixth grade boys looked to be pals and were mingling in an area where I could hear them. (Okay, overhear them. Yes, my eavesdropping skills are fine tuned and if it were a sport I'd be listed among the elite.)