Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021) was an American artist from California who painted objects that you’d see everyday. He often painted desserts and sweet treats. His desserts are recognized because he uses thick paint and bright or pastel colors (tints= colors mixed with white). He wanted people to have a sense of humor and smile or laugh a little when looking at his art. What desserts will you create?
The Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, created a series of prints showing 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Hokusai’s artwork shows us about life in Japan and what was valued during his lifetime. His artwork influenced artists around the world.
3 Color Reduction Printmaking- we will be using this process with styrofoam.
What stories is Hokusai telling us about life in Japan?
Glen Earl Alps was a printmaker who developed the collagraph printmaking technique in 1956. A collagraph is a printmaking technique where textures are glued onto a printing plate and then printed onto paper using paint. He often used geometric and organic shapes and patterns in his artworks.
Andy Warhol was one of the world’s most famous Pop Artists. He often used a printmaking technique called silkscreen to produce multiple art prints quickly and easily.
His subjects were typically from pop culture and were things people saw frequently: soup cans, celebrities, bridges. Below is his print of the Brooklyn Bridge and a collaborative print/painting with Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Click on the screenshot to go to Tate Kids’ page on Warhol.
Jeff Koons is the most financially successful living artist, what is his responsibility in that role? What does his “Celebration Series” represent? How can artworks be interpreted differently by different people?