Monday, November 24, 2014

Inspired by Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream"

The Scream (NorwegianSkrik) is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) is the title Munch gave to these works, all of which show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky. Arthur Lubow has described The Scream as "an icon of modern art, a Mona Lisa for our time."[1]
Edvard Munch created the four versions in various media. The National Gallery, Oslo, holds one of two painted versions (1893, shown here). The Munch Museum holds the other painted version (1910, see gallery, below) and a pastel version from 1893. These three versions have not traveled for years.[2]
The fourth version (pastel, 1895) was sold for $119,922,600 at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art auction on 2 May 2012 to financier Leon Black,[3][4] the second highest nominal price paid for a painting at auction.[5] The painting was on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York from October 2012 to April 2013.
Also in 1895, Munch created a lithograph stone of the image. Of the lithograph prints produced by Munch, several examples survive.[6] Only approximately four dozen prints were made before the original stone was resurfaced by the printer in Munch's absence.[7]
The Scream has been the target of several high-profile art thefts. In 1994, the version in the National Gallery was stolen. It was recovered several months later. In 2004, both The Scream and Madonna were stolen from the Munch Museum, and were both recovered two years later.

Paper relief sculptures and photography

Fifth and sixth graders experimented with creating three-dimensional sculptures out of our most basis two-dimensional material : white drawing paper. We discussed different ways to create paper relief and then artists experimented with applying these techniques to their sculptures. We set up a photography station, using an overhead projector to supply a bright spotlight. Students used iPads and basic photo editing to capture different views of their sculptures.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Painting Table Runners for the Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

Kindergarten artists helped us prepare for our annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon by painting table runners with leaves and other Fall themes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fayston Welcomes Bread and Puppet!

“We believe in puppet theater as a wholesome and powerful language that can touch men and women and children alike, and we hope that our plays are true and are saying what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightment.”
–Peter Schumann

Two artists from the Bread and Puppet Theater are this year's Artists-in-Residence at Fayston School.  Katherine and Joe have joined us from Glover, Vermont to teach students about different types of puppet and mask making and help put together a school-wide production around themes of community and teamwork.  

Thank you to our PTO for making this Artist-in-Residence possible! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kindergarten Night Pictures

Kindergarten artists took themselves on an imaginary nighttime walk outside. Here's what they saw.