Saturday, April 2, 2011

(G3,G4) The lines of Gustav Klimt

Project objective(s):
- Learn about the life and work of Gustav Klimt
- Discuss the variety of lines found in his work
- Create a variation of his painting The Tree of Life 

Gustav Klimt  The Tree of Life 1909

Draw an outline of your hand as the starting point.

Use a metallic golden pen to draw over the pencil lines.

The students used color pencils, pens, gold paint, and brushes to complete this project.

Creating graceful lines in the style of Gustav Klimt.

Creating patterns is part of the composition.

The decorative quality of lines.

The Gustav Klimt experiment is accomplished.


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  2. Google puts special doodle for Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday.