- To analyse the elements of the work and their relationship
- To learn vocabulary related to the works and life of the 3 artists.
- To encourage students to experiment with style.
- Art appreciation of great artists
- 1 session on information about the artist, their works, their life, style..., learning about their personal and professional life. Doing language activities as mind maps, crosswords, memories...Identifying the style and techniques of each artist; Van Gogh used strokes, Seurat used points and Klimt used lots of shapes. Through power point, children' information or prints.
Students classifying sentences from the artists
Starry Night• He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter.• He was born in Holland, March 30, 1852.• He was a very temperamental person.• In 1886 he went to Paris to live with his brother Theo, who was an art dealer, he became his best friend.• In 1888 he moved to the South of France, Arles.• He was 37 years old when he died in 1890.• When he was alive he never sold a painting, after his death his works became very valuable.• He used The Impasto style, applying thick paint visible brush marks and a wide range of colours.
• He was French, he lived in Paris.• He worked in the same period as Van Gogh but developed a different style of painting.• He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.• He was from a wealthy family.• He was a quiet man, very patient, serious and intense.• He developed a new painting technique called Pointillism.• He planned his art works, drawing lots of sketches outside and painting his works inside.• He died young in 1891, when he was only 31 years old, probably from meningitis.Gustave Klimt
The Kiss· He was born in Vienna· He trained at the School of Applied Arts.· His paintings include ornamental aspects.· His decorative style is linked to a movement know as Art Nouveau, which means “new art” in French.· His most popular work is a golden image of a man kissing a woman.· He was the son of a gold and silver engraver.· He died in 1918.· Many of his works include geometrical shapes.
- 1 session, Students do a sketch picture about each artist in their style. They can use a finder or viewfinder to focus on part of the work they want to do the sketch.
- 2 sessions: mixing styles.Cooperative pair work,deciding what and how to work, accepting style or styles, colours…. Once they decided what to do they can divided an A3 art paper into 2 or 3 parts, half or diagonal, and start applying paint in one style and finish doing in another style.