Visit the Claes Oldenburg website. Oldenburg is known for how he frequently distorts the scale of objects by making them much larger than usual. View the Quicktime film of his work Torn Notebook and discuss his use of scale and balance within this work. What role does scale play in this work? Would the impact change if the scale was altered? How?
Visit the Clemente Orozco website. View his mural The Epic of American Civilization, and discuss how this
work is made forceful from the principle of rhythm and repetition.
Visit the Principles of Design website and explore the different aspects of design. Discuss balance.
Visit the Matisse website at Web Museum, Paris. Explore his artworks that are available on the site. Citing examples discuss
how the Matisse used the principles of design in his work.
Visit the Degas website at Web Museum, Paris. Take note of how many of his works have unusual compositions that are asymmetrically
balanced. Using the principles of design describe one of the works on the website.
To learn more about the paintings of Pieter de Hooch visit the Web Gallery of Art.
To learn more about the works of Jacob Lawrence, visit his collection at the Whitney Museum of Art.