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Modernist Perspective

 

                                                

Modernist Perspective

Ms McCarthy’s Year 10 Visual Arts class worked with professional artist Haylee Fieldes and student teacher Kathryn Young to investigate the work of Robert Delaunay, Lyubov Popova and Fernand Leger. These artists were leading figures in early 20th century abstract art, influenced by the industrial revolution, the new urban spaces, technological innovations, noise, dynamism and colour of the new modern life. This project aims to integrate the artistic styles from the Modernist movement to create a series of three murals that visually translates the modernist era, whilst integrating aspects and features of Melville Senior High School. Students have appropriated the dynamic language of abstract forms, colours, lines and shapes and incorporated elements that reflect the environment of the school. If you look closely you may notice the Quill, school architecture and even the students moving through the space.

This project aims to integrate the artistic styles from the Modernist movement to create a series of three murals that visually translates the modernist era, whilst integrating aspects and features of Melville Senior High School. Students have appropriated the dynamic language of abstract forms, colours, lines and shapes and incorporated elements that reflect the environment of the school. If you look closely you may notice the Quill, school architecture and even the students moving through the space.

 


This Artist-in-Residence Grants Program project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education.