This half term we have been learning all about colour. We know that the primary colours are red, blue and yellow.
We used the primary colours to help us to make new colours. They are called secondary colours.
Red + Blue = Purple
Blue + Yellow = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
We also found out that we can make other new colours
Red + Yellow + Blue = Brown
Red + White = Pink
Black + White = Grey
We can make lighter colours by adding white to them and darker colours by adding black to them.
One artist that we have looked at was Kandinsky. He was born in 1866 in Russia and originally trained to be a lawyer. Soon he realised that he didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore and wanted to be an artist.
He specialises in a form of art called Abstract art. This is when art is more focused on form and colour rather than physical objects.
Here are some of his more famous abstract paintings.
How do they make you feel when you look at them?
What can you see?
What do they make you think of?
We decided that we would like to create our own piece of Kandinsky inspired art after we looked at the painting ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’.
We loved looking at all of the bright colours and how some of them contrasted with each other.
Have a look at what we created in class… What do you think?