Learn how to make a painting in the style of artist Piet Mondrian.
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter who was born in 1872. At one time, Mondrian painted realistic landscapes, but as he painted more and more, his style began to change. He started to create abstract images... much like the Mondrian-style paintings you see here on this page. How did he come to paint this way? Well, the more Mondrian looked at trees, buildings and vases, the more he saw their basic shapes and colors. You can try this too... just squint your eyes while you are looking at something and all the details will start to disappear. You will see only shapes and color... no real objects. This is what Mondrian did.
Eventually, Mondrian's style consisted of geometric shapes and primary colors. After all, every shape can be created from the basic geometric shapes and every color can be created from the primaries - red, yellow and blue.
I've written a brief introduction to Mondrian and his changing painting style at my Art History site: http://www.arthistoryplus.com/2012/11/piet-mondrian-breaking-it-down.html
Now it's your turn to create a Mondrian style painting.What You Need:
**You could use crayons or pencil crayons or markers instead... you don't have to make a painting you can make a Mondrian style drawing.What You Do:
*divide your paper up by drawing draw six horizontal lines from one end of the paper to the other _______
*next draw four vertical lines |||| again, make sure your lines go from one end of your paper to the other.
MONDRIAN, PIET - ABSTRACT DESIGNS Gr K-5
Students will create Mondrian-inspired abstract art using crayons and paper. From Cheryl Trowbridge. [read more]
MONDRIAN, PIET: LINE, SHAPE AND COLOR Pre-K-2
Students will learn about geometric shapes and color as they create a construction paper picture in the style of Piet Mondrian. By: Kristen Peery. [read more]