Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was a Japanese artist famous for his paintings and ukiyo-e (floating world) woodblock prints. His depictions of the landscape inspired many European artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth century who learned from his compositions, including cropping images to create drama and the suggestion of atmosphere or weather.
Japanese ukiyo-e prints can have many boxes with titles, stamps and signatures for things such as the title of the scene, the series title, the artist’s signature, the artist’s seal, and the publisher’s seal. They also include other inscriptions including poems, biographies, descriptive stories, and declarations. The placement of the titles, inscriptions and stamps is part of the composition of the work.
Peter Booth (b. 1940) is an Australian artist, whose works evoke strong feelings and moods through their thick, expressive application of paint and dramatic composition. Imagine you are in the forest in the painting.
Look at the related artworks of art and use the following discussion prompts to explore
The following are suggested materials and objects often found around the house. Don’t worry if you don’t have all of them, be creative and see what you can create with similar objects or materials.
Students create their artwork using the following steps:
Ask students to share their works with one another:
Do, listen, learn: