made by students of grade 4
You need per student:
- 1 sheet white drawing paper
- 1 sheet colored construction paper
- 1 sheet colored construction paper from which you cut 7 cm
- 1 sheet blue construction paper
- leftovers of colored paper
- black marker
Who is Matisse?
Matisse (1869 –1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was primarily known as a painter.
Matisse didn't care if stones were blue, he just chose the colors he liked. Some people thought is art was very ugly: someone who paints blue faces and green noses is a fool and Matisse was called 'Fauve', which means: wild. This is how the word Fauvism came into being for this art movement, art with bold colors.
After a surgery Matisse spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He wasn't able to paint anymore, but could still paint with his scissors.
View various artworks of Matisse.
Then few the artwork Oasis. What stands out?
How to make it
- no straigh lines
- organic shapes
- bright colors
- What is an oasis and why is this artwork called so?
Take the two colored sheets: a whole one and one with 7 cm cut off. Paste the smaller sheet on the large one. The strip at the bottom is the table for the fishbowl.
Cut Matisse shapes and glue them on the small sheet. Let them fall of the sheet and cut away the outer pieces.
Fold a white sheet in half on the long side and cut out a fishbowl. The center line of the bowl is the fold of the sheet. Trace around the bowl with a thick black marker.
Cut 'water' out of the blue sheet, slightly smaller than the bowl. Paste it in the bowl. Paste the bowl on the colored sheet with organic shapes.
Cut two or three fishes and some water plants and paste them in the bowl.
Elements of art: shape, color.