GEORGES ROUAULT PORTRAITS
Portrait Painting in the style of Georges Rouault
Grades: 3-5 | Age: 8-11 | Written by:
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Students will learn about artist Georgee Rouault as they create a picture in the style of this important artist.
- Students will learn to paint in the style of Rouault.
Georges Rouault, complementary colors, stained glass, portrait, facial proportions
What You Need:
What You Do:
- poster paper
- paint brushes
- Discuss the background of Rouault. He was a Fauve painter who used complementary colors to create dark and muted colors in his paintings. He also used black outlines to give a stained glass appearance to his work. He had a friend who designed stained glass windows and Rouault wanted to include this style in his own work.
- Students begin with pencils and draw a portrait, starting with the eyebrows and nose shape seen in the example below. The rest of the features can be added from there.
If students have not already learned techniques for proper facial placements and proportions this could be done at this time.
- Next, students will paint the faces.
- The background can be painted next using a variety of colors. Some students might wish to break the background up into separate color areas.
- Once dry, students might choose to outline areas with black to create a stained glass effect, but this is not necessary.
- When paintings are complete, hang them up and have a discussion/critique of the work.
About Georges Rouault:
Type of Work:
Best Known For:
Painting corrupt figures.
Three Judges, 1913, Little Olympia, 1906, Christ Mocked, 1932
About Georges Rouault
Rouault (Great Modern Masters Series)
by: Georges Rouault, Jose Maria Faerna (Editor), Alberto Curotto
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