Inspiration: Post Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh's (1853 - 1890) painting "The Chair and the Pipe' (or Van Gogh's Chair'), 1888-89.
|'The Chair and the Pipe'|
My grade 5/6 class are studying the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh at the moment. I have chosen to recreate some of his most famous paintings.
For this project, students created a simple box pop-up from two pieces of card. Sorry, I haven't got a photo that demonstrates how to do this but you can see an example and more about pop-ups here. Students then drew Van Gogh's chair onto the card using his painting as a reference and were offered a variety of mediums with which to add colour. Once completed, the pieces of card were glued together and mounted onto a piece of black card.
Some are looking more Fauvist than Post-Impressionist with their choice of colour! Oh, and we left out the pipe to make it a little easier (and more politically correct).