Magnificent mountains.Enduring Ideas
We have an interdependent relationship with the land: we depend on the land for shelter and sustenance, and it depends on us for protection. We have a responsibility to conserve our public land: our national forests, parks, and preserves in mountains, valleys, deserts, and shores. One way to increase awareness of our endangered national heritage is to teach our youth the importance of our land through the study of selected works of art.
Magnificent Mountains: Making a Collage
Alfred Bierstadt, In the Mountains. Ansel Adams, The Tetons--Snake River. Marsden Hartley Marsden Hartley (January 4, 1877 - September 2, 1943) was an American painter and poet in the early 20th century. Hartley was born in Lewiston, Maine, USA. He began his art training at the Cleveland Art Institute after moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1892. , New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). Landscape. Thomas Moran
Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926) was an artist of the Hudson River School. , Chasm of the Colorado, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a large canyon of the Yellowstone River that is located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. The canyon is up to 900 feet deep (275 m) and a half mile (0.8 km) in width. , and The Teton Range Teton Range, part of the Rocky Mts., NW Wyo. and SE Idaho, just S of Yellowstone National Park. The highest peaks are within Grand Teton National Park, with Grand Teton (13,747 ft/4,190 m) the highest peak in the range. , 1897. Oil on canvas.
After students have studied mountain shapes and environments, they will explore the differences between mountain painters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They will create a collage composition of a mountain range using torn and cut paper to gain understanding of overlapping ridges, unique shapes, and colors.
Students learn about:
1. drawing mountain forms by analyzing selected mountain scenes in art and photography.
2. observing how mountains overlap, recede re·cede 1
intr.v. re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing, re·cedes
1. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark: waited for the floodwaters to recede.
2. in space, and have unique colors.
3. comparing depiction of space and the expressive style and technical qualities of Thomas Moran and Marsden Hartley.
* Direct the class in analyzing Moran's painting The Teton Range.
* Describe the colors, shapes, and lines you see in the painting, and the feeling they give you.
* What time of day, of year, and what kind of climate is painted? (summer morning, clear day with cloud movement)
* What style is the artwork? (realistic)
* What technique did Moran use? (smooth, blended colors)
* How does he make the mountain, rocks, and trees look solid and 3-D? (different values, shading)
* How does Moran show distance? (overlapping, atmospheric perspective, or emphasizing foreground, middle ground, and background)
* What is the artist's point of view? (straight on)
* Divide the class into three groups: The first group will research Moran's life and make a presentation to the class. The second group will lead a discussion on how Moran worked both in the field and studio, what the differences between the two methods might be, and what field conditions might have been like in the 1800s. The third group will create a chart on comparing and contrasting Moran's mountains to those of twentieth-century artist Marsden Hartley.
* Show Moran's work. Have students comment on space, color, composition, and the feeling of the painting. Study photographs, prints, or videos of mountain areas. Visit an art museum and study how artists have painted "mountainscapes." View and discuss other artworks found on the Internet.
* Select a mountain scene to be created on 12 x 18" (28 x 46 cm) colored construction paper. Tear or cut the mountain shapes out of different-colored paper. Do not use pencil. Add other shapes of rocks, trees, and animals. Arrange them on the background color to create a composition. Glue down after the arrangement is complete. Add a few details with crayon crayon, any drawing material available in stick form. The term includes charcoal, conte crayon, chalk, pastel, grease crayon, litho crayon, and children's wax colors. or colored pen. Avoid stereotypical suns and simple triangular mountain peaks.
About the Artist
Thomas Moran (1837-1926) was born in England. Most of his family of sixteen children became artists. Moran became an expert printmaker but worked in watercolor and oil in his spare time. He studied the landscapes and seascapes Seascapes is an RTÉ Radio 1 programme broadcast on Fridays at 8.30 pm. and presented by Tom MacSweeney. It is intended to cover all subjects of maritime interest, from leisure to commercial shipping, as well as fishing and the environment. of J. M. W. Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, whose style can be said to have laid the foundation for Impressionism. and French and Italian masters.
He traveled to the American West as a member of a geological survey The term geological survey can be used to describe both the conduct of a survey for geological purposes and an institution holding geological information.
A geological survey party and made many sketches of hot springs, geysers The examples and perspective in this USA may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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Many of his works were commissioned by the railroad companies, so his artwork served to open up these wonders of the West by encouraging tourism; a peak in the Teton range was named Mt. Moran after the artist.
Moran was a "romantic" artist and took artistic license to add or subtract actual landscape details from his work. Despite this tendency, Moran was highly skilled in painting trees, rocks, water, and sky both in watercolor and oil. He made many pencil and watercolor sketches in the field and returned to his home studio in the East to paint his large, sometimes panoramic, paintings.
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