ROMEARE BEARDEN MUSIC COLLAGE Romeare Bearden was very interested in jazz music and this influenced his art. Topics discussed and studied...different instruments in a Jazz Band, definition and creation of a collage, using piano keys pattern for the border, designing their own guitar, overlapping musical notes and sheet music; various types of lines, filling negative space.
First graders compared the work of two famous artists, Piet Mondrian and Romero Britto. They are similar because their art both has bold lines and colors. However, first gradres concluded that Britto's art is easier to understand and not as abstract as Mondrian's. Britto also has a lot of pattern in his work! Since I use a very simple Mondrian to discuss line with 1st graders this would be a stepping stone for my 2nd graders to develop their prior knowledge.