Space Paintings, artist Natalia Goncharova

Russian artist, Natalia Goncharova, painted what she thought space looked like. She used a lot of brown, gray, white, and black in her artworks.  Those are the neutral colors.

Your turn…Steps:

  1. Compare Goncharova’s paintings to the images from space. What are the differences? Similarities?
  2. Brainstorm what your outer space artwork will look like: asteroids, planets, astronauts- so much more!

Artists Collaborate: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Andy Warhol was known for his colorful portraits of famous people.

Andy Warhol
Marilyn Monroe, 1967
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat was known for his portraits, but they were not realistic.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960 – 1988
Untitled, 1981
Oil stick, acrylic, and spray enamel on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Here’s a photo of the artists together.


Here’s an artwork they made together.

Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol, Olympic Rings, 1985
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 81 ⅛ × 183 ½ inches (206 × 466 cm)
© 2012 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York;, © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York

Artist: Wayne Thiebaud, painter

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?

Wayne Thiebaud

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai, printmaker

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?

Artist: Andy Warhol- Architecture prints

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.

Brooklyn Bridge, 1983 Screenprint in colors, on Lenox Museum Board, the full sheet.

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eiffel Tower-1985

Click on the screenshot to go to Tate Kids’ page on Warhol.



Artist: Jeff Koons, sculptor

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?