This week in class, you will begin a Chagall-inspired color pencil/chalk pastel piece to submit for display at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (front lobby). The Santa Cruz Symphony and Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony will be performing a family concert, “Carnival of the Animals” 2pm Sunday January 29th. Project is due at the end of class Friday, January 20th.
View the gallery:
Listen to the 1-minute audio:
Study the painting “I and the Village” (1911). Observe how Chagall arranged line, color, and space to evoke a lyrical, dream-like scene. What artistic devices (composition, perspective, juxtaposition) do you notice in Chagall’s many paintings that demonstrate poetic imagination?
In preparation for this project, develop a series of sketchbook drawings with ideas generated by Chagall’s imagery.
Your sketches should feature characters, musical instruments, and settings inspired by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens’ concert, Carnival of the Animals.
Listen to music selections: