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Expressionist Portraits with Body – Arte a Scuola

Expressionist Portraits with Body – Arte a Scuola


To create these work we had been impressed by the PORTRAITS of German Expressionism. We noticed the portraits painted by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, with deformed, angular figures and unreal colors.

For the FRAME we noticed the XILOGRAPHIES (prints with wooden plate) and expressionist FILMS in black and white, corresponding to “The cupboard of Dr. Caligari

We selected a black and white photographic portrait from the online. We copied the character’s face with pencil on a small sheet (A5), attempting to deform the options making them angular, arduous and expressive. After this primary part we coloured the drawing with OIL PASTELS, attempting to maintain lights and shadows on the face however utilizing contrasting and vibrant colors, with black, angular and coarse traces.

To make the body, we used corrugated cardboard by accumulating containers of many various sizes. Every scholar made their very own body by reducing out the central “window” for displaying the portray. After that, we’ve got lower out the body with an irregular EDGE and ASYMMETRIC shapes. Subsequently the body was painted solely black and, as soon as the paint dried, we added some particulars (traces, strokes, triangles…) with lower out white paper. Lastly, the portrait was glued into the body and the work had been used to brighten a wall as a background for an occasion organized by the college.



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