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Which artists for which age groups?

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by liquoriceyum, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. liquoriceyum

    liquoriceyum New commenter

    Can anyone suggest the best artists to be used for study across the primary age range (including EYFS)?
    Many thanks![​IMG]
  2. artcrisis

    artcrisis New commenter

    Any artist to be honest.
    Suggest some topics and we will "sort" you some relevant artists!
  3. reddevil

    reddevil New commenter

    Can't offer you much advice from your list but here goes...
    LS Lowry for cityscapes
    Van Gogh for landscapes
    Holbein for portraits - links with Tudors too.
  4. How about Mondrian for symmetry? These are easy constructions that pupils could try make their own versions of in class.
    For houses and homes, you could use Edward Hopper - again, something with simple lighting/ colour.
    Sea and boat scenes could be someone like Turner...and play Debussy's La Mer in the background...that should really get their imaginations going. Could you incorporate a trip to the beach with sketch pads?
    Frida Kahlo for portraits, and also Van Gogh and, if you want to make it fun, some Chris Ofili (elephant dung portraits of the Queen! You could get your pupils to make portraits out of materials that say something about the sitter of the portrait).
    Seasons....Asian artists are usually good at depicting seasons.
    City and landscapes could be someone like Hockney...take lots of digital photos, then stitch them together (digitally or physically) to make one giant panorama...this could be pictures of the school, itself.

  5. Cezanne for fruit and food
    Monet for sea and boat scenes, also seasons ('Haystacks' and 'Houses of parliment' collections)
    Almost any other impressionist artist for land/city scapes.
  6. artcrisis

    artcrisis New commenter

    Cityscapes: Edward Hopper, Frans Masarell, Berenice Abott, Stephen Wiltshire
    Sea/Boat: van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, John Atkinson Grimshaw
    Portraits:For primary children try Beryl Cook, they will love her work, and Tamara de Lempicka.
    Houses/homes: David Hockney, Jeff Wall, Edward Hopper
    Fruit/food: Wayne Thiebaud, Judy Chicago 'Dinner Table', Patrick Caulfield,Claes Oldenberg
    Symmetry: MC Escher
    Lettering: Kay Rosen, Nancy Dwyer, Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger
    Seasons: Monet, Grimshaw (again),Hokusai.

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