Our topic for this half term is called Gallery Rebels.

During this topic we will be exploring many different artists from all eras and all over the world!

We will be sketching, painting, drawing and imitating their work using lots of different materials and our sketch books.

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’.

Come back and see our updates showcasing our fantastic Art work!

Here are some fun facts you may not have known....

The Expressionist painters represented things around them in exaggerated, distorted and emotional ways.

Edvard Munch was one of the best-known Expressionist painters.

The Impressionist style developed in France during the late 19th century.

The Impressionists tried to capture an immediate visual interpretation of their subjects by using colour rather than lines.

Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir were Impressionist painters.Surrealist artists painted images from their imaginations and dreams.

Spanish painters Salvador Dali and Joan Miró were famous Surrealists.One of Salvador Dali’s most famous paintings, ‘The Persistence of Memory’, features droopy watches that seem to be melting.

Cool colours are made with blue, green, purple, or different combinations of these.

Cool colours can make the observer feel calm and peaceful.

Warm colours are made with red, orange, yellow, or different combinations of these and can make you think of sunlight and heat.

Chromophobia is the rare, irrational fear of colour.

The colour wheel was invented in 1666 by Sir Isaac Newton.

The colour red is often associated with excitement, energy, passion, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, love, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, intensity, celebration, luck, stop or danger! Phew, what a lot!

Blue is associated with peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, loyalty, sky, water, cold, technology, depression, immortality, masculinity and protection.

The Louvre in Paris is the most visited art gallery in the world.‘Water Lilies’ by Claude Monet, ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli, ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch, ‘Guernica’ by Pablo Picasso and ‘The Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci are five of the best known paintings in the world.Pablo Picasso said,

‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’.

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Mrs Joyce Jones

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Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY