Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Auguste Herbin en classe de CE1

Auguste Herbin was one of the great pioneers of geometric constructivist art in France. In 1942,  he developed the unique Alphabet Plastique, a compositional system based on the structure of the letters. He assigned colors and shapes to each letter. This was not meant to be art alone, but a puzzle to unlock. 

 In art class, students recreated his famous alphabet and tried to see what their names would look like according to Herbin.
The students used rulers, compasses, squares and watercolors to make these abstract geometric paintings.