Last year the Picassos made a great tribute to their own mothers in our little art project which you can find here. This year to celebrate Mother's Day I thought they should look at other artists who have made mothers the subject of their art and so we focused on Klimt.
They painted a piece inspired by Gustav Klimt's Mother and Child pictured below, so of course they took a look at a brief little bio of the artist that created so many fascinating works of art!
I drew their attention to the angle of the mother's neck which really serves to exaggerate her affection for the baby in her arms. They also used Klimt's signature flowers and excessive decoration in their work so that you can easily pinpoint the reference by looking at the subject matter, the composition and the style. I really wanted them to focus on his use of patterns so I gave them lots of examples of shapes and patterns found in his art work. I think they did a stellar job!
Happy Mother's Day!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)