We spent much of our month with Matisse completing art with scissors since Matisse’s later works were often collages or realistic and abstract art constructed from cuttings.
The artwork below was actually harder than it looks. I asked the kids to use rulers to measure the desired sized blocks of color for the background. The abstract pieces placed on top were folded, cut and opened so that each piece would be symmetrical. (See, I hide math everywhere!)
Warning: There are many nudes!
Paintings We Studied
I chose these paintings by Matisse because we were studying erosion at the time during nature study. Each of the paintings includes erosion of some sort. We had fun looking for and drawing erosion during our nature walks. These painting ideas and the nature walk ideas came from the Everchanging Erosion NaturExplorers unit.
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