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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Abstract art with Kandinsky!

Over the last week at Kindergarten we have been looking at some work by the artist Wassilly Kandinsky. Kandinsky, known for his creation of abstract art loved the use of line, shape and colour in his work. One of his colour studies in particular really captured the children's imaginations and inspired many to thoughtfully create their own wonderful abstract art pieces.

The inspirational colour study by Kandinsky entitled 'Squares with Concentric Rings'.

Painting (Waituhi) encourages creativity and also allows for investigation of abstract concepts.

As we painted we talked about colour, texture, shape, design, patterns and perspective (all early maths concepts).

Here are some of the beautiful finished paintings.

"To play with colour is to play with magic" (Kolbe, 2009)


1 comment:

Molly said...

Wow! Look at all the amazing pattens and bright colours! That is some pretty amazing artwork!