Art 1 – Wolf Kahn landscapes – Due 5/14

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Wolf Kahn, Receding Towpath II, 1986

Read the article and watch the two videos within the site linked below. Note especially, in the second video, the path of Wolf Kahn’s career and his comments about painting.

Wolf Kahn studio visit

In your sketchbook comments, include the following:

1. What do you find as the most interesting art historical fact and why?

2. Does Kahn’s personal history as a  “Kindertransport” refugee influence the way you view and interpret his work?

3. What insights about drawing/painting your own landscapes do you gain from listening to him, looking at, and reading about his paintings?

For your sketchbook drawing, do a 1 hour hand-drawn landscape (or series of landscapes), observed from real life, inspired by Kahn’s work. Try to convey the facts, essence, and spirit of the place. Color is optional.

This will be the plan for your upcoming landscape in chalk pastel.  (You may want a back-up photo for when you draw, although most of your painting will come from the preparatory drawing.)

 

Extra credit option: For an hour sketch or blog notes credit, visit the 60th Annual High School Art Show before May 24th. Reception is Saturday the 9th, 3-5pm. Draw 3 thumbnail sketches of your favorite pieces that you would award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Art League directions and hours: Santa Cruz Art League

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