Cezanne Inspired Still Life
Today the Picassos were introduced to the artist Paul Cezanne. He experienced many setbacks in his artistic career and yet he persevered to become one of the masters of art in his time. His use of colour and focus on form and placement is what we focused on in this lesson, but there is really so much more to discover in his work that this surely is just an introduction!
After looking at the video of Cezanne a loose composition of fruit and a vase was placed on each table for them to practice drawing from real life.
The Picassos drew the shapes in using black tempera paint in order to get a feel for drawing loose form without focusing too much on details. They drew a line to separate the top from the bottom of the page and then got down to painting in the picture using more tempera paints.
Finally they added value and form by using pastels . This part was transformative and they really enjoyed seeing the simple shapes take on more depth just by adding darker values and focusing on light!
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