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The Mystery Artist for May is... Georgia O'Keeffe

Our Mystery Artist for February is...  Georgia O'Keeffe!     Georgia O'Keeffe was born November 15 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist and was recognized as the "Mother of American Modernism." Georgia O'Keeffe immersed herself with nature and focused a lot of her artwork on the world around her! She is most well know for her up close paintings of flowers. Yet, this is a very small part of her full collection of art she has created! Imagine if all you painted was cars and one day you painted one plane and that painting became famous!  Georgia O'Keeffe quit painting 3 times! Every time she came back to paint more and continue her career until one the day she became blind. Then Georgia O'Keeffe started sculpting!  Georgia O'Keeffe is an inspiration to many female artists. In 1984, she became the first women to earn a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.  Watch this video to learn more about
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Mystery Artist: May

Who is our  mystery artist  this month? Guess the Mystery Artist! Click here to guess! Clues: She was interested in the natural world. Her most famous artwork was of flowers. She painted really close to the subject. She became blind. Our mystery artist said, " I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. "

Our Mystery Artist for April is... Andy Warhol

Our Mystery Artist for April is...  Andy Warhol!     Andy Warhol (born name Andrew Warhola) was born August 6, 1928. Andy Warhol died in 1987. Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and advertiser. Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art Movement.  Pop Art is an art movement that takes inspiration from popular culture, such as advertising, comic books, mass-produced objects, and famous people.  Watch this video to learn more about Pop Art: Fun Fact! Andy Warhol is Ms. M's FAVORITE artist! She went to the Warhol exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York City. See Ms. M standing in front of Warhol's artwork at the museum! Create some Andy Warhol inspired artwork!!  1. Fold your paper using a hamburger fold and open it back up. Then fold your paper using a hotdog fold and open it back up. This sho uld leave you with 4 sections. 2. Draw your favorite food, drink, or character 4 times! Place 1

Mystery Artist: April

Who is our mystery artist this month? Take some time to learn more about the mystery artist this month. Do some research and place your guess to earn some art star points for your class! Clues: Leading figure in the Pop Art Movement! His artwork was displayed in multiples. Silkscreening was part of many of his artworks. Born August 6, 1928 Our mystery artist said, "Art is anything you can get away with!" Below see our artists notable artwork: Take a guess using Google forms:

Our Mystery Artist for March is... Salvador Dali!

Our Mystery Artist for March is...  Salvador Dali !     Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist artist. He was born on May 11, 1904 and created artwork until he passed away on January 23, 1989. Surrealism was a very bizarre art form that allows the artist to tap into the subconscious mind. The artwork was very dream like and had a lot of juxtaposition in the artwork.Juxtaposition means when two things that are opposite or unlike each other are placed close together. Dali studied with other famous artists Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and Miro in Paris.  To the left, we see Salvador Dali's most well known artwork, The Persistence of Memory. This artwork was painted in 1931. Look at the picture above and think about what you see. What do you think this artwork is about?  Many think this artwork is about Dali's childhood. What do you think he is trying to say about his childhood? Talk to someone at home about what you think this painting might be about.

Mystery Artist: March

Who am I? Do you know?  The clues are: 1. Spanish surrealist artist. Worked in a Walt Disney Studios Project. 2. Last project was a monument for a museum.  3. Born May 11, 1904 Our artist said, "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." If you think you know the Mystery Artist, stop by the art room and place your guess! Extra Clue: The artist is not Rene Magritte.

The Mystery Art is... KEHINDE WILEY!

Our Mystery Artist for February is...  Kehinde Wiley !     Wiley is a African-American painter. He was born on February 28, 1977 and is still creating artwork today! Kehinde Wiley is known for his highly realistic portraits of black men. Wiley poses the men in famous poses found in Western art (art of Europe).  Kehinde Wiley painted a portrait for former president, Barack Obama to be hung in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. This was a monumental moment because it was the first black artist and  president to be showcased in the Smithsonian.