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Submitted by: Donnalyn Shuster
Frankfort Schuyler C. S. D. - NY, United States
Lesson Plan: Cezanne Style Still Lifes
After a study of the artist Paul Cezanne, students create thumbnail sketches for a large scale oil pastel still life drawing.
Materials (what you need)
Still life materials (common objects that Cezanne might have used),Newsprint paper, Drawing Pencils, Magic Rub Erasers, Oil Pastels sets, 18 x 24 inch (46 x 61 cm) Bogus Drawing Paper, small paper viewfinders.
What forms are in our still life objects? Would Cezanne approve of our subjects? How can you create highlights, middle vales and shadows in color?
Slides, internet links to art search sites (artchive, etc.) on our media center web page
Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906: Pioneer of Modernism - This book discusses this extraordinary artist's major works and his theories of painting and colour.
Cezanne - The renowned art historian Meyer Schapiro describes how Paul Cézanne invented a new method of painting, re-creating the world through strokes of color. This volume traces Cézanne's growth through a comprehensive consideration of his work and a careful analysis of individual paintings.
Also, a Cezanne Wall Calendar is great to have in any art room.
Elements: color, form, line, texture, value
Principles: balance, emphasis, unity
Other: 2-dimensional, proportion, style, theme
1-E (5 - 8) Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices
1-F (5 - 8) Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas
2-F (5 - 8) Students select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas
3-C (5 - 8) Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks
4-D (5 - 8) Students know and compare the characteristics of artworks in various eras and cultures