Almost Like Mondrian

I did this acrylic on canvas painting with school children at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts during Spring Art Week.

Based on the style of Mondrian, the piece provides an opportunity to review rectangles vs squares, large vs small, and color vs black and white. I used the color scheme to review the three primary colors. I also pointed out the fact that the addition of black lines and white rectangles makes the colors seem even brighter and more pure.

I encouraged students to make their own versions of this work in tempera on paper and to search for actual works by Mondrian either online, or in books of reproductions.

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