CHOOSE AN ARTIST FROM THE LIST BELOW AND CREATE TWO TRADING CARDS ABOUT THEM.
I would recommend getting familiar with a few names and choosing one that you like. You may find that an artist like Jasper Johns may be covered in books about Pop Art and not in a book exclusively about him.
Look in section 700 for books on your artist as well as online for information. NO wikipedia please. PLEASE ask librarians for help if you can not find information that you need.
When you chose your artist comment on this post below with your name and the name of the artist you chose. The comment WILL NOT appear when you send the comment as I have to approve them first.
1) ON THE FRONT, PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST IN WHATEVER STYLE YOU CHOOSE. ON THE BACK INCLUDE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION. INCLUDE: NAME, PLACE OF AND DATE OF BIRTH, WHAT MOVEMENT, GROUP OR PERIOD OF ART WAS THIS ARTIST PART OF?. (EXAMPLE: BRIDGET RILEY WAS A PROMINENT ARTIST IN THE OP ART MOVEMENT) INCLUDE ANY OTHER INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE ARTIST.
2) ON THE FRONT, CHOOSE A PORTION OF A FAMOUS PIECE OF THE ARTIST’S WORK TO REPLICATE. DO YOUR BEST TO MATCH COLORS AND COMPOSITION. TRY TO CHOOSE A PART THAT BEST REPRESENTS WHY THE ARTIST IS SO WELL KNOWN. (EXAMPLE: IF YOU CHOSE MONET’S LILLY PAD PAINTINGS MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE AT LEAST SOME OF A LILLY PAD) ON THE BACK WRITE THE NAME OF THE PIECE YOU CHOSE TO WORK FROM AND THE MEDIUM THAT THE ARTIST USED. WHAT MAKES THIS PIECE OF SPECIAL INTEREST?
WE WILL HAVE A DAY TO RESEARCH IN THE LMC AND GATHER INFORMATION/BOOKS/REFERENCE. PLEASE USE THIS TIME WISELY AND WE WILL FORTIFY WHAT YOU FIND WITH RESEOUCES IN THE ART ROOM.
BRIDGET RILEY KEITH HARING JANET FISH
GUSTAV KLIMT WAYNE THIEAULD JASPER JOHNS
ANDY WARHOL ROY LITCHENSTEIN JIM DINE
M.C. ESCHER SALVADOR DALI JACKSON POLLOCK
PAUL CEZANNE AUGUSTE RENOIR MAXFIELD PARISH
ANDREW WYETH WILLEM DE KOONING NORMAN ROCKWELL
EDWARD HOPPER GEORGES SEURAT PAUL GAUGIN
JOHN SINGER SARGENT EDGAR DEGAS VINCENT VAN GOGH
SANDY SKOGLUND DIEGO RIVERA CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG