Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Springtime Tree Blossom Paintings

If these paintings don't make us think of Spring, then what will?  After looking at Van Gogh's Almond Blossom painting, and discussing how just part of the tree is shown, kindergarteners painted their own tree branches.  Then students used tissue paper to create bright collage flowers blooming from the branches.

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  1. How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
    Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F
    , that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.

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