Painting Choice Project - Stuart Davis or Robert Delaunay
Essential Question: To what extent can strong composition contribute to the success of an artwork?
I Can . . .
Study the abstract art of Stuart Davis and Robert Delaunay
Find inspiration from famous artists to incorporate in my own compassion
I Will . .
Utilize the art elements of line, shape, and color to create an abstract composition
Create a painting based on Stuart Davis or Robert Delaunay
Stuart Davis, OWH! IN SAN PAO, 1951.
Oil on canvas, 52 1/4 × 41 3/4 in.
Robert Delaunay, CIRCULAR FORMS (FORMES CIRCULAIRES), 1930, Oil on canvas, 50 3/4 x 76 3/4 inches
Study the paintings of Stuart Davis and Robert Delaunay. There is a Weebly page for each painter listed under this Weebly page with details and photos examples. You can also find many examples for each artist online. Below is a list of instructions shared by both projects. Details specific to each painting style can be found on the artist's Weebly page.
The following directions apply to either project.
1. Draw your design on newsprint making all corrections or changes on the practice paper.
2. Decide on and label your colors by placing each color where it will go on your practice paper.
3. When the design and color choices are completed, transfer your design to the final paper.
4. Keep the newsprint practice sheet to use as a reference on color placement.
5. This is a hard edge design. All edges should be neat and clean. Avoid fuzzy or uneven edges.
6. Brushstrokes should be clean and invisible. Colors should be completely mixed before placing them on your final piece so they appear smooth and even
Influence of Cubism
Cubism is one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century (1907-1914)
It was founded by Pablo Picasso and George Baroque.
In Cubism, the subject matter is broken up, analyzed, & reassembled in an abstracted form.
Georges Braque, 1910, VIOLIN AND CANDLESTICK, oil on canvas, 60.96 cm x 50.17 cm
Influential Historical Events
Political, economic, and cultural upheaval marked the beginning of the 20th century. The devastation wrought by World War I played a major role in the turmoil, as did the emerging doctrines of democracy, socialism, and communism. As often happens with social unrest, artists began challenging existing art and design norms.
Artists were also influenced by technological and scientific advances. These advances included the first incandescent light-bulb, the discovery of x-rays, the telephone, the first automobiles and airplanes, and the transmission of radio signals around the world. Many new theories were developed challenging traditional Western thought offering a radical change in traditional beliefs. To be modern was to reject the past, to embrace change, and to accept ambiguity. This new way of thinking had a tremendous influence on all aspects of life and offered significant challenges for visual artists, who sought new formal means to express their fascination with these scientific breakthroughs and to reflect the rapid changes in their world.
Having severed their connections with traditional views, many artists were in a position to explore their personal concerns. They also began to focus on what were essentially artistic problems--the exploration of line, color, and form--which were established as valid topics in and of themselves. In addition to dissecting and expanding the traditional aspects of making art, artists explored new materials and methods, redefining how art was produced. As a rebellion against the past, technique itself could convey meaning
The evolving art movements challenged long-held creative traditions with revolutionary ideas for art and design. These ideas grew as artists and designers injected personal expression into their work, instead of simply documenting subjects.This heightened emotional component promoted the artist's role in society. The birth of Cubism, Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism exerted considerable influence over the artists and graphic designers of the day and subsequently those who followed.