Matisse Artist Widget

Henri Matisse was a twentieth century French artist. His characteristic style included flat, brilliant colors and fluid lines. Later in his career, Matisse concentrated on a technique called papiers découpés (paper cutouts). Try making your own painting with Matisee-like paper cutouts:

  • Choose cutouts and drag to the canvas
  • See what changes you can make by clicking on the buttons below the canvas.
  • Print your design.
  • Have fun!

Try Action Painting Like Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) developed a unique style of abstract expressionism. He would drip paint on his canvas in order to create his paintings. His paintings used a technique called "action painting." You can create an abstract painting by clicking on the canvas above. Move your mouse to create your own action painting. Click your mouse to change colors.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Artists For Kids

Mort Solberg is an award winning American artist who paints in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Solberg is an Abrakadoodle Artist of Distinction. He attended The Cleveland Institute Of Art studying painting and design. He established himself in the art world in California but, in 2006 he moved to Florida where he now paints full time. Solberg finds in nature his source of inspiration. Also his Native American ancestry is reflected on his creations. His techniques range from photo realism to total abstraction. He often paints an abstract background then adds realistic wild life to his paintings. Popular subjects are animals, birds, Native Americans and fishing scenes. Mort wanted to be an artist since he was a child. Today he is an advocate for art for kids.

What Kids Can Learn From Solberg

(Art for Kids)

Solberg's style of combining realistic and abstract images is a wonderful art education challenge for children. Children learn that art can combine both realism and abstractism effectively. Solberg creates parts of his paintings using a very large brush. This teaches children to freely create and paint without too much concern for small details. This type of painting encourages creativity and imagination in children.

Children identify with Solberg's love of the outdoors. Exploration of his art, encourages imagination and creativity. Learn more about Solberg on the web:

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