Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gustav Klimt: Tree of Life

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter (born in 1862, died in 1918) and the founder of the school of painting known as the Vienna Sezession. Klimt's early work was rather realistic in nature. Much of the paintings he did prior to 1898 were large murals commissioned by theaters. Later in his life, Klimt began to paint in a much more innovative and imaginative way until eventually his creations were very decorative and quite symbolic - meaning that many of the images in his work had hidden meaning. His most well-known work is "The Kiss".

I found some really cool ideas as I surfed some great art blogs on this artist.  Check out Mrs. Julies Art School!  She has some wonderful visual aids for teaching this unit! I am glad I found her!

This unit was a lot of fun to teach! The kids had a huge amount of success and at this point in time in the year...that is a huge accomplishment! Happy Saturday! I hope you all find some R and R this weekend!

x0x, Kim 1969