Mary Fedden Inspired Still Lifes

12:57 PM

I discovered the art of Mary Fedden via Pinterest. I had looked back at my pins on my Art Inspirations board and realized I had clearly been charmed by the work of this wonderful British artist (who passed away just two years ago.) For my group of K thru 5th graders I settled on a still life of black tulips and lemons (both reoccurring elements in her work). I found this video of her speaking about her art which I shared with the children:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxOOKRhllPw. I love how she described adding cut elements like putting together a "jigsaw puzzle." That's how my group approached their still lifes. I also learned that David Hockney was a pupil of hers. The children's use of bold color reminds me of his work. I look forward to creating more Mary Fedden inspired art, getting more involved with the "jigsaw puzzle" approach.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh, be still my heart! Love the project, love the video! Thanks Mary :)

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  2. Inspiring project, great the children could see that viedo. Janice

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  3. I LOVE these, Mary!! The black and white tulips are stunning. Thank you for introducing a new artist for me to add to my "Artist" board on Pinterest. I will definitely use this video when talking about multi-media works of art!!

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  4. Thanks all! She seems like such a neat lady and I loved the glimpse into her studio and process.

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  5. This is glorious!! I love this project!! PINNING!

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