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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Jumping in with…

Japanese expressionist painter Kazuo Shiraga, was more interested in the act of painting than in the resulting object. But it was his painting that demanded the attention of every class viewing this week’s collection of 4 art reproductions that made up a “5 Minute Museum” in the art room. The wild red and black slashes and swirls in Shigara’s painting defied definition and got my students talking, and then, painting.
Two students were especially fascinated to learn that Shigara made his painting by hanging from a rope and painting with his feet. Could they make painting with their feet?

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