Thursday, August 10, 2017

Paint Like Paul Cezanne!

Fruit and a Jug on a Table  -  about 1890
"If you see a red tree, paint it bright red." 
~ Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne was one of the most influential artists of the 19th century. This French Post-Impressionist artist painted still life subjects that almost always included fruit.

So, in our efforts to paint like Cezanne, we painted fruit!

The children were given very brief instructions on how to draw a bowl and how to draw fruit that is partially hidden inside the bowl. They also learned how to create fruit behind fruit (overlapping) and had plenty of fruit "subjects"  such as apples, pears, and peaches to look at. Then they went to town!

The resulting colors and patterns are amazing... and as a bonus, maybe now they will eat more fruit!

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