So today was snowy, wet and wintery. But two of my students made it brighter by showing me these cool gloves they just got. How awesome art they? Yes, printed on the fingers it says "MAKE ART!" Not only do they keep you warm but they promote the arts. It just doesn't get any better than that.
Hello Trompe L'oeil! Side walk street art is a great example of modern day Trompe L'oeil painting. Sometimes it is painted and other times it is completed in chalk. The success of the Trompe L'oeil is dependent on perspective and angle, just like the Renaissance paintings we looked at in class today.
Silvia Pelissero is an Italian painter best known as agnes-cecile. She went in an art high school in Rome, than she has continued as a self-taught. This is one of her speed paintings. She is truly inspiring. Do you recognize any of the techniques we just learned in class?
This is really one of my favorite videos! It is a short documentary about the artists who created hand painted, wall sized advertisements. They use the same griding technique we are using in class to enlarge images. It is really so inspiring. The company who creates these paintings are one of the few companies still doing it by hand.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School