The Art Nouveau movement started in the 1880s in western Europe. It was in direct response to the mid-19th century Realism art that came before it. The Art Nouveau style was ornamental and decorative. It spans many different mediums including painting and printmaking, and is linked to art deco architecture. Many examples of this type of architecture can be found in Torrington.
In this class the students will be introduced to key figures of the Art Nouveau movement such as Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. They will learn the design elements and concepts the movement. Such as asymmetrical composition, contour lines, stylized abstract shapes. Then they will complete a work of their own inspired by the Art Nouveau Movement.
Course Objectives Students will
•Be able to recognize the characteristics of work created in the Art Nouveau movement.
•Gain new vocabulary and apply it when discussing art work.
•Be able to discuss and critique art works of the movement, their work as well their classmates.
•Understand the roots and intent of Art Nouveau.
•Create works of artwork inspired by the movement.
•Basic Sketch Book
•Drawing Pencils a set of 3 or more
•Set of 3 or more Acrylic Paint
set should contain at least containing red, yellow, red, white and black
•2 or more Canvas or canvas bourd. 8” by 10” or larger
•Containers for water Paint palet (an ice cube tray and paper plates work great)
•Assorted Paper Patterned and solid color (it can be found paper, such as leftover wallpaper, origami paper. I suggest scrapbook paper sheets.)
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