Grade 10 Acrylic Paintings
The Grade 10 Art class just completed their painting project which was influenced by Post-Impressionism. Post-Impressionism is a French art movement that developed between 1886 and 1905 which emerged as a reaction against Impressionists' concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and colour. Post-Impressionists extended impressionism while rejecting its limitations: they continued using vivid colours, often thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter, but were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, distorted form for expressive effect, and the use of unnatural or arbitrary colour.
The focus of this painting project was colour and texture. The students were given stretched canvas which they built up an under painting using a palette knife focusing on colour and texture. From there, they constructed the form of their chosen subject, painting dark to light tones.
The paintings are now on display in our Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex.
Sandy Stewart Visual Art: Grades 8, 9 and 10 IB Visual Arts: Grade 11 and 12 KES Yearbook Advisor
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