Seward High School Art

October 18, 2012

Homage to Art History

by e10391

Students first researched various famous painters from art history.  Then they picked their favorite artist and chose one of their paintings to recreate.  They drew it by hand, then painted it with acrylic paint using the verdaccio (italian) or grisaille (french) technique which was developed in the middle ages.  In this technique, the painting is first done entirely on a gray scale to create depth and value, and then color is added in glazes.  They did a great job, and succesfully integrated their own personalities into these paintings, check them out:

Billy Joe Wardlow

Pablo Picasso

Ayla Bunch

Dali’s Windmills, not by Salvador Dali but an homage to him…not sure who did this?

Mary Ramirez

Edgar Degas, Four Dancers in Half Figure

Taylor Stewart


Arthur Dove, Sunrise

Lacy Knafel

Paul Cezanne, Still life with Apples

Corianne Douglas

Vincent Vangogh, Starry Night

Isaac Osborn

Paul Cezanne, Pyramid of Skulls

Chloey Baldwin

Claude Monet, San Giorgio Maggiore-Soleil Couchant

Sam Melvin

Henri Matisse, Blue Nude & Blue Nude II

Autumn Young

Salvador Dali, Spellbound

Daren Sanderson

Pablo Picasso, Enamel Saucepan

Tristan Boor

Henri Matisse, Icarus

Howie Hubbard

Leonardo da Vinci, Flying Machine

Tristan Wallace

Paige Carter

Georgia O’Keeffe, White Trumpet Flower

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