Drawing Exercise "Guljee Style Painting"
"Guljee's work is an example of the continuing dialogue between Eastern and Western artistic traditions."
Eric Gibson, Executive Editor, Art News, New York
"Guljee, unlike Picasso and many other lesser artists, has not led a life out of which movies will be made. His oil paints are lavishly spread over his canvases and give to all of them a striking vibrancy a pungency of presence, which belongs to the most powerful effects associated with abstract expressionism."
Oleg Grabar, Institute of Advance Study, Princeton, N.J., U.S.A
Grade Level: 1 - 6 grade
Instructional Goals: Getting to know "Guljee" by reading stories about him and looking at his works. Students will produce their own Guljee-style painting
Books/stories about Guljee
Painting of Guljee
Pieces of canvas
Acrylic or oil color
Object use for this exercise: Guljee's painting
Step 1: Display Guljee's painting.
Step 2: Ask the students what they think about it. The teacher should be sure to point out the colors that are used and the elementary approach to making abstract art.
Step 3: Introduce Guljee by by showing his works. Tell the students that they will have the chance to make their very own Guljee-inspired painting.
Step 4: Give one pieces of canvas and colors
Step 5: Draw art on canvas using different colors.
Step 6: Frame it.
1. What style does he use?Why do you think he uses the colors he does?
3. Do you see any sort of pattern that he seems to use in his paintings?
4. Why do you think Guljee art is a dialogue between Eastern and Western artistic tradition?
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