As much as I am enjoying Meet the Masters, I found today’s unit on Mondrian to be somewhat lacking.
It explains very nicely about his use of colour and balance, and I guess they can’t say EVERYTHING, but it only gives a brief mention of the fact that his style changed from the beginning to the end of his career.
There were no samples shown of his early art, so I started poking around to find out what it looked like… and was blown away by how much his style changed.
This is a theme we explored a little with Mary Cassatt, whose paintings started out in the stiff, formal portrait style that was popular when she studied art, and began to take on a more natural, contemporary, almost photographic style. So I thought it would be helpful for the kids to see how Mondrian’s work ALSO changed, in a nice, light slideshow form.
Enjoy! Scroll down for more Mondrian resources after the slideshow.
More Mondrian Resources (I’ll add more later – must go fold laundry right this minute!!!):