This was a fun little lesson my long term substitute did on artist Elizabeth Murray. Murray is a painter who used bright, bold colors, and interesting shapes. Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions. Jutting out from the wall and sculptural in form, Murray’s paintings and watercolors playfully blur the line between the painting as an object and the painting as a space for depicting objects.
After discussing what colors may mean, this class illustrated large shapes using bright colors to represent feelings. They then wrote simple descriptions of their artwork and their color choices.