Mondrian

Mondrian - Red Yellow Blue For 20 years Piet used only...

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Piet Mondrian Adapted From Presentations Created by Rock Ledge Elementary Fine Art Program, Seymour, WI Original Source: http://www.seymour.k12.wi.us/rle/art/grade_level_units.html
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Piet Mondrian began as an artist by painting realistic landscapes .
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Then Piet changed the way he painted. He didn’t want his pictures to look like nature . He wanted to explore how color and line worked together.
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Over time, Piet’s work became more simple. Piet did not use details and he only used a few colors. Can you guess which colors he liked to use the most?
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I hope you guessed the primary colors!
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Unformatted text preview: Red Yellow Blue For 20 years Piet used only black, white, gray and the three primary colors . Besides using just the primary colors, Piet liked to use: horizontal & vertical lines in his art. Sometimes he would change the thickness of the lines. Other times he would place the lines close together or far apart. He was always trying to find a perfect balance in his art. When Piet was 68 years old, he moved to New York City. The skyscrapers and the straight lines of the streets must have reminded him of his paintings! Here are some more paintings by Piet Mondrian...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 311 taught by Professor Sisterholmes during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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