Learning Activity 1
Watch the video below to see how an animator turned a painting into an animation by combining art, music & technology.
Learning Activity 2
Look at the art work below.
What do you see?
Let's talk describe the art work using the following Visual Qualities.
What are the different types of lines you can see in the artwork?
What are the different types of shapes you can see in the artwork?
What are the different types of colours you can see in the artwork?
Composition VIII (1924)
Composition VIII offers an abstract contrast between calm and chaos, through shapes and lines. Produced in 1923 by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, the painting consists of a variety of geometric shapes, colours, straight and curved lines set against a background of cream that melds at certain points into areas of pale blue.
The use of circles, grids, rectangles, semicircles, triangles and other mathematical forms in the artwork is consistent with the painter's belief in the mystical properties of geometric shapes while the colours on display are chosen for their emotional impact. Kandinsky, who had been fascinated with colour since an early age and considered them to have transcendental properties, wished to explore an interrelation between sound and colour that would allow a painter to produce an artwork in a similar manner to how a musician composes a song.