Henri matissePapier dcoup'Background of Henri MatisseHenri Matisse Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 - 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.(retrieved from:http://www.henrimatisse.org/biography.jsp 2014)Due to an illness Henri Matisse was prevented from painting in 1948 Starting producing artwork out of paper cut out called Papier dcoup
Papier dcoupPaper cut outscutting or tearing shapes from paper which had been painted with gouacheDue to his illness he had to have someone place them on the sheet for himAllowed him to draw in colourThe Snail
made in the Htel Rgina at Nice.
One of his last and largest pieces of work
The snailsuccession of patches of color that curl around resembles the shell of a snail'The Snail' is an expression of Matisse's response to the colour and light of the Mediterranean scene - its sun, sky, sea and vegetation. (Retrieved from: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/matisse-the-snail-t00540/text-illustrated-companion 2014)Appears abstract but is not
Why??Named as a artist to look at in the PLOS for art grade 2. Paper cut outs seem easy and fun for students to do.Can create various images with this technique which will allow for personalizationNot a lot to prep
Lesson PlanGrade level 2 (but can use it with any grade I think) PLO: create an image using abstraction as an imageMaterials: paper of various colors, scissors, glue, white paper, gouache
Cross curricular connectionsGrade 2 math: students are learning about shapes- use simple shapes to create a picture from an image Grade 2 Language Arts: Readers theatre- can use paper cut out technique to make their scenes for their fairy tales they are acting outGrade 2 science: can develop a water landscape Grade 2 HACE: can create the food rainbow, a healthy meal, physical activity, etc.Other Paper cutout Examples