Art 1 – Chance composition and the color game – due 3/12


View Jean Arp’s composition and listen to the museum curator’s description through the audio clip. In your sketchbook notes, comment on ideas of “assisted chance” and “holding 2-3 ideas in mind at the same time.”

Arp’ s composition and the role of chance

Then, spend at least 10 minutes doing the game (see link below). Try to perfect your matches and do all three levels.

Share your experience playing the game in class.

You are learning about saturation and value by exercising your eyes…what better preparation for painting?!

For sketchbook activity, use a viewfinder to find chance compositions that are non-objective and are visually satisfying to you.

Cut out and paste in sketchbook. Use newspaper or magazine sources. Minimum 4 black-and-white and 4 color for full credit.

We will be using these for painting ideas so follow your aesthetic taste.


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