First EV Free 02.10.09 heart artwork.doc

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Shape is a basic element in many types of art work. An artist may invent new shapes or use shapes we recognize and see everyday. Some artists focus on one shape and create different compositions with it, by doing a series. A series may include a large number of works; however, they all are variations on the same subject or theme. For example, look for the differences in these works by the American artist, Jim Dine: (these pictures are displayed on the wall by the tutoring project table in the hallway) » Louisiana Hearts » Rancho Woodcut Heart » A Beautiful Heart » Untitled » L.A. Eye Works These are just a few works in a large series by Dine, using the “heart” shape as a symbol of his love for his wife, Nancy. In what ways are they alike and different? In the following activity, you will get to create your own “heart” series. Materials You Need: 12 x 18 inch white paper (the heavier the better); a set of watercolor paints (or tempra paints) along with a water container, two
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  • Spring '14
  • Murphy,Colette
  • Watercolor painting, Brush, Jim Dine

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