We are going to talk a little about a kind of art called Abstract Art. We talked about different kinds of art before like Cubism and Impressionism. Well, what it Abstract Art mean? Abstract artist felt that paintings did not have to show things that were recognizable. Their paintings do not try to show animals, people, or places exactly how they really look. They like to use color and shape in their paintings to show images of emotions or moods. Some of the Abstract artists composed their paintings entirely of geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, or squares.
Piet Mondrian was one of the famous Abstract artist. The paintings that he is most famous for are rectangles of white and primary colors, separated by black lines. His first paintings were of things found in the real world and they were similar to Impressionism paintings. He also like to paint and study Cubism Art. Then he began to paint Abstract kinds of art.
Other famous Abstract Artist were Jackson Pollock and Frank Stella. Let’s look at some Abstract Art pictures.
Today, we looked at the artist Mondrian…
We also introduced a new sewing exercise, as well as penny polishing work. In this first sewing basket the children are working on ‘up and down’ using a needle. This will progress to the next sewing basket which involves sewing on a button. It is a very popular work choice!
And, as always, the children have the freedom to explore their interests using any of the works on the shelves. Again, remember, as a teacher, we want to make as many activities for the children as possible, so they can find their interests and expand their absorbent mind. Montessori is, of course, about following the child, and we can make their environment incredibly rich through our diligent efforts. Enjoy!