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Shape

 "I paint with Shapes."

Alexander Calder, American Sculptor


Mobile Xll.V - lll.H, 1955
Alexander Calder
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam



Enduring Understanding

  • Shapes can be organic or geometric, positive or negative and symmetrical or asymmetrical. 
  • All forms can be reduced to geometrical shapes.
  • Shapes can be arranged to make a visual composition.

All forms can be reduced to geometrical shapes. 

Weeping Woman, 1937
Pablo Picasso


Our world is full of shapes: squares, circles, triangles - even some that have no name. Some artists arrange shapes so that we can recognise objects in their paintings. Other use shapes to make abstract pictures. 

Can you find the handkerchief and the tears in Weeping Woman by Picasso?


Herons, 1990
Chen Wen Hsi


How many herons can you see in Chen's work? 









Shapes can be organic or geometric. 










Shapes can be positive or negative. 










                                      Shapes can be arranged to make a visual composition.
Black Frame, 1922
Wassily Kandinsky


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Pennie Wong,
Jan 28, 2016, 12:20 AM
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Pennie Wong,
Jan 28, 2016, 12:21 AM