donderdag 18 februari 2010

In the style of Thierry Noir

You need:
  1. white drawing paper A4 size
  2. markers
  3. black markers, thin and thick
  4. pictures of the artwork of Noir
Thierry Noir was born in 1958 in Lyon, France. He came to Berlin in January 1982, attracted by the music of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, who lived in West Berlin at this time. From April 1984, Thierry Noir and Christophe Bouchet started to paint the Berlin Wall. He is an artist at the East Side Gallery. The object was not to embellish the wall but to demystify it. As the years went by, the paintings took on phenomenal proportions, which were rapidly recognized by the international arts community. The paintings of Thierry Noir became a symbol of new found freedom after the reunification of Germany and the end of the cold war.

Typical of Noir are bright coloured profiles, reduced to an icon with a big nose, thick lips and saucer-like eyes.

The East Side Gallery (see photo) is a 1.3 km long section of the wall near the center of Berlin and probably the largest open air gallery in the world. Here you'll find the work of Thierry Noir. After looking at pictures of the work of Thierry Noir, children have to get heads in the style of Noir. hoofden tekenen in de stijl van Noir: profile heads looking to the right or left. The sheet has to be filled completely. Choose three colours marker. Outline everything with a thick black marker. Colour the remaining white parts with another colour or fill the spaces with a pattern in thin marker.

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank you for introducing me to another artist I had never heard of - and what an intriguing story! I was going to do a Keith Haring lesson next week. Noir might be a great pairing.

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  2. Thanks for your nice reaction! Thierry Noir has his own website, with lots of interesting stories and a gallery of his work.

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  3. Hey! Thanks for this post! I have never heard of this artist. I like your blog. I have added you to our blog roll. We are new at this whole blog thing...but are liking it so far! I cna't wait to try some of the cool lessons that I have seen here!
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