His artwork is known for his use of bright colors, repetitive patterns, abstractions, lines, concentric shapes and impactful images.
For this project, we focused on the art elements and principles that I just listed above. We looked at his posters that he created and as a class discussed the power that we have as artists to influence others. Here are a few images of posters that were painted by Hundertwasser:
Once the students agreed on theme and drawing, they drew their images with pencil on a large poster board. They worked as a team using oil pastels to outline their drawings and filled in with watercolor paints.
Again, the focus of this project was:
images that influence the viewer
Click the thumbnails below to see the finished posters!
1. What is the theme of your art?
2. Why is this topic important to you?
3. What did you learn while doing this project?
4. What was your favorite part of this and why?
5. What was the most difficult part? Why? What did you do to resolve this difficulty?
The answers were quite insightful. Many of the students favorite part was using oil pastels. Many loved working with a partner and getting to know someone that they would not have chosen to work with otherwise. Some enjoyed learning about Hundertwasser's art.
As for the most difficult part, a large majority of the students thought it was working with a partner to create art. Some felt that it was hard to be accepting of other's ideas or to not be in control or to just physically share a space. Most worked through this by being more open-minded and getting to know the person better. It made me very proud to read how students chose to work through their challenges.