Friday, January 3, 2014

Famous World Landmarks in the style of Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna in 1928, then moved to New Zealand later in life.  He was well-known for his colorful, abstract paintings and his architecture designs with a similar aesthetic. His artwork and his architecture promotes a balance between humans and the environment.  

Examples of Hundertwasser's architectural designs 

What similarities do you see between Hundertwasser's artwork and his architecture?

Fifth and sixth grade artists looked at many examples of Hundertwasser's work.  Students identified several elements seen across much of his work, including use of bright colors, repeating lines, organic shapes and hidden faces.  Artists chose different famous world landmarks to depict in Hundertwasser's style.  They used oil pastel and liquid watercolors to create their Hundertwasser-inspired paintings.  

Can you recognize any of these fantastic places? 

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