|ISMs with Phillip Martin|
This is the kind of activity that an art teacher really loves. It introduces so much information to the artists. To begin the project, draw a contour still life. Upon completion, the illustration is divided into five sections. Silly me. I imagined the simple use pie wedges. Many of my artists create much more interesting divisions.
In each of the five sections, the rendering of the still life is done in a different artistic style. The project gets its name from these five selected "isms" -- Realism, Surrealism, Pointillism, Cubism, and Impressionism.
There are wonderful moments for an art teacher when you hear classroom discussion about art and different styles in their regular conversation. They are rare and glorious -- and they happen with this activity.
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