Monday, 2 May 2016

Hundertwasser Decorative Landscapes

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect know for his vibrant, fantastical and highly decorative painting style. In this lesson, students will acquaint themselves with Hundertwasser's work - paying particular attention to his landscapes such as 'Irinaland over the Balkans.' A great range of Hundertwasser's work can be viewed at his official website here.

After familiarising themselves with his style, students should lightly sketch out an imaginative landscape. In order to really make the Hundertwasser influence apparent, it's great to include a simple portrait somewhere amidst the lines.

When they're happy with their light pencil sketch, students can go over their lines with marker pen.

Then it's time to load up the paintbrushes and palette and fill in the large planes with colour.

When this initial paint layer has dried, take a fine brush and add some decorative strokes.

For a final touch, get some wax crayons and add decorative patterns all over the work!

Here's some other Hundertwasser-inspired landscapes, created in a variety of media.

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