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Monday, March 31, 2008

Revisiting the masters

Since I started this project last year which I also posted here, I saw the benefits of the project for the learners. Not only do they learn about the masters (at least some of their works), they also learn about texture and what it does for an artwork. As this is also a group work, they also learn about team work, leadership/following a leader and sorting out their differences.

While I started out with Pablo Picasso last year simply because you can segregate the colors easily, I added more artists this year. I asked the students to research about the following artists:


1. Pablo Picasso
2. Henri Matisse
3. Vincent van Gogh
4. Juan Gris
5. George Braque


1. Arturo Luz
2. H. R. Ocampo
3. Cesar Legaspi

Here are some samples of the students' work. Can you tell which painter is being reproduced?

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Anonymous april said...

can i make a guess? the 4th one is a van gogh painting. the 2nd one is a picasso?

8:11 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

april Nagkamali ka ata ng bilang. Yung third ang van Gogh. :-)

9:52 AM  
Anonymous BlogusVox said...

1. H.R. Ocampo?
2. Matisee!
3. Van Gogh!
4. ?????
5. Picasso?

5:00 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

bloguvox Tama yung 1 and 3. The rest are from Picaso. I will have to admit, mas magnda ata ang production namin last year as we had more time for the project. And daming interruptions this year eh. MArami ring gumawa sa other artists pero hindi sing polido eh

7:41 PM  
Anonymous april said...

abnormal lang po ako magbilang.
sa compu ko po kasi (cguro ksi firefox po ang gmit ko), nasa right ung isang picasso painting na may pitcher. un po ung number 2 ko.
kya yung van gogh, number 4 na. :)

9:29 AM  
Anonymous BlogusVox said...

For me, 3 out of 5 is not bad. But I’ll never guess the number 4 painting to be a Picasso. Ka Rolly if you put Picasso’s painting in chronological order. You’ll notice that as he grows older, it’s getting weirder and weirder. From plump women with healthy babies to eyes and noses to just plain scribbles.

I think that’s the privilege of being a master. You’ll be appreciated what ever you do, even when senility’s creeping in.

I’ll take a Dali anytime – pang acid triipppp!

3:17 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

april Alam ko. Imposibleng ma miss yung kay vincent.

blogusvox That's not really bad. Even I have my doubts too about one of the paintings. Hindi ko na makita sa google images eh soi, I'm taking my students' word na lang muna for the time being. hehe

Actually, if you trace it even earlier, iban-iba talaga works ni Picasso. Meron pa siyang blue at rose period, right? Kahit naman si van gogh, started differently kaya lang nag-evolve na yung painting nya into what we know today.

Dali is on a league of his own.

5:59 PM  
Blogger BatJay said...

i can tell the van gough influenced work of your student. that's really great.

siguro a touch of dali and magritte for your more talented students. i'd pay to hang great pieces that are influenced by these two.

4:10 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

batjay Dali and Magritte? Pwede. Pangalawa ka nang nagbanggit kay Dali. Isasali ko sila next year. hehe

8:41 AM  
Blogger cbs said...

yo bossing!

h.r. is very evident in #1, and so is vg in #3 (parang starry night) but i would not have guessed the others were by pp save, probably, #2 dahil sali-saliwa ang mukha (parang ako).

12:53 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

cbs hahahaha hindi naman, sir.

7:15 AM  
Blogger bayi said...

I can't say I know a lot about art and famous paintings. But I can say that I like your students' paintings very much and I do see van Gough's influence. I give credit to the master who taught them!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous BlogusVox said...

Ka Rolly, OT – Have you seen the movie (sorry I forgot the title) about a talented painter who paints just like Rembrandt? His sin was he sold his works as Rembrandt. In the end, in front of witnesses and experts, he corrupted his own work not only to avoid jail time but also to preserve the reputation of the dead master.

I know one artist, Joselito Velasco, whose painting “Hapag” reminds me of Rembrandt.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

I guessed only the one from Picasso (the one showing the masks) and from Van Gogh (the one depicting the fields).

Your students are good ... siempre, they're privileged to be under your tutelage!

Enjoy your summer vacation, Tito Rolly!

9:33 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

bayi Thanks a lot for the very kind words. I wish my students think the same way.

blogusvox Hindi pa eh. Ano kaya title nun? Wala ka bang blog? Want to pay you a visit, too.

bugsy Ito lang ang masarap sa pagiging teacher. Me bakasyon grande. Enjoy yours, too. Sana nasa Manila ka on the 14th at magkita-kita tayo sa book launching ni Batjay. :-)

9:40 AM  
Anonymous BlogusVox said...

Ka Rolly, I’ve been planning for a long time to put up one. Pero erratic and schedule nang trabaho ko. Sometimes busy, sometimes I do overtime and sometimes idle for several days. Pag dating sa bahay, I’m the yaya and playmate of my 3 year old daughter. Baka hindi ko ma-maintain and update my blog at bahayan nang gagamba.

But one of these days, I’ll do it and you’ll be the first one to know.

1:08 PM  
Blogger calipinoy said...

i like amedio modigliani the jew better than pablo picasso the spanish. pablo picasso is too arrogant. too bad amedio died at his early prime time and he is a better painter than pablo and both are stance arch rival in italy. when pablo died his last word were modigliani.

8:14 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

calipinoy Never heard about that. But hey, that's another idea. Modigliani can be included in the list. Pwede siya sa project na to. Thanks.

9:09 AM  
Blogger cbs said...

i like modigliani, too. in fact the coffee table book modigliani:beyond the myth graces the cocktail table in my living room.

someday, i hope to have your works grace my condo walls. that's a goal. and when i do, i'll probably scream: scooooorrreeee!

1:12 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

cbs And you shall...

10:22 AM  

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