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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.
In the beginning of the lesson, students traced a square template that I had cut from used manila folders.
Then they glued pre-cut black paper strips on the square.
After that, they drew a quick sketch of their composition and placed "Y" for the yellow squares, "R" for the red squares, and "B" for the blue squares. (Just like the last Mondrian project it was fun to watch them re-arrange their colors.)
Next step was to paint the shapes inside the square.
Last, cut out the square and glue it tilted on a black background.