Art ks2/ ks3 2 sessions examining different disabled artists life and works

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Art KS2/ KS3 2 sessions examining different disabled artists life and works.

Look at Life and Work of Frida Kahlo a disabled woman artist in Mexico who became very famous- she had polio in her leg and as a student was in a terrible accident that injured her back. She was in a lot of pain and many year later had to have a leg amputated. This did not stop her developing her art and marrying the famous Muralist Diego Rivera. Frida’s art reflected her life and Mexico as well as her impairments but they were very positive. Look at her pictures and talk about her life.

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1.Make a summary of key points in life and how may have effected their art.

2.Each pupil/student to chose a favourite picture and copy it and say why they like it.

{You will need to make sure they select the pictures you consider suitable to their age group].

3.Go back to the Quiz

and get them to choose one of the disabled people there and to paint a picture in the style of Frida Khalo.

4. Make a class list of other disabled painters and download their pictures. Get the children to choose their favourites and write why they like them.

5. In groups they could search internet and download the pictures they like most.

6. Could repeat activities 1 & 2 for each.

They might start with he following

a.Henri Toulouse Lautrec ( Legs short and not good for walking)

At the age of 13 Henri fractured his right thigh bone, and at 14, the left.[2] The breaks did not heal properly. Modern physicians attribute this to an unknown genetic disorder, possibly pycnodysostosis (also sometimes known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome),[3] or a variant disorder along the lines of osteopetrosis, achondroplasia, or osteogenesis imperfecta.[4] Rickets aggravated with praecox virilism has also been suggested. His legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was only 1.52 m (5 ft) tall,[2][5] having developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs, which were 0.70 m (27.5 in) long. Self Portrait 1880 & 1896

Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolors, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works.[3] His debt to the Impressionists, in particular the more figurative painters Manet and Degas, is apparent. His style was also influenced by the classical Japanese woodprints which became popular in art circles in Paris. In the works of Toulouse-Lautrec can be seen many parallels to Manet's detached barmaid at A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and the behind-the-scenes ballet dancers of Degas. He excelled at capturing people in their working environment, with the colour and the movement of the gaudy night-life present, but the glamour stripped away. He was masterly at capturing crowd scenes in which the figures are highly individualised. At the time that they were painted, the individual figures in his larger paintings could be identified by silhouette alone, and the names of many of these characters have been recorded. His treatment of his subject matter, whether as portraits, scenes of Parisian night-life, or intimate studies, has been described as both sympathetic and dispassionate.

Toulouse-Lautrec's skilled depiction of people relied on his painterly style which is highly linear and gives great emphasis to contour. He often applied the paint in long, thin brushstrokes which would often leave much of the board on which they are painted showing through. Many of his works may best be described as drawings in coloured pain.

Physically unable to participate in most of the activities typically enjoyed by men of his age, Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in his art. He became an important Post-Impressionist painter, art nouveau illustrator, and lithographer; and recorded in his works many details of the late-19th-century bohemian lifestyle in Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec also contributed a number of illustrations to the magazine Le Rire during the mid-1890s. Toulouse-Lautrec was drawn to Montmartre, an area of Paris famous for its bohemian lifestyle and for being the haunt of artists, writers, and philosophers.

The Comte and Comtesse themselves were first cousins, and Henri suffered from a number of congenital health conditions attributed to this tradition of inbreeding.

b.Vincent Van Gogh ( Mental Health- vivid perceptions, attempted suicides, cut of ear and shot himself probably bi-polar)

Vincent Van Gogh, self portrait, 1889  © Van Gogh is now one of the most well-known post-Impressionist painters, although he was not widely appreciated in his lifetime. Starry Night 1899

Vincent Van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert in the southern Netherlands, the son of a pastor. In 1869, he took his first job, working in the Hague branch of an international art dealing firm. He began to write to his younger brother Theo, a correspondence which continued for the rest of Van Gogh's life.

Van Gogh's job took him to London and Paris, but he was not interested in the work and was dismissed in 1876. He briefly became a teacher in England, and then, deeply interested in Christianity, a preacher in a mining community in southern Belgium.

In 1880, at the age of 27, he decided to become an artist. He moved around, teaching himself to draw and paint and receiving financial support from Theo. In 1886, Van Gogh joined Theo in Paris, and met many artists including Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and Gauguin, with whom he became friends. His style changed significantly under the influence of Impressionism, becoming lighter and brighter. He painted a large number of self-portraits in this period.

In 1888, Van Gogh moved to Provence in southern France, where he painted his famous series 'Sunflowers'. He invited Gauguin to join him but they soon began to quarrel and one night, Van Gogh threatened Gauguin with a razor. Deeply remorseful he then cut off part of his own ear.

This was the first serious sign of the mental health problems that were to afflict Van Gogh for the rest of his life. He spent time in psychiatric hospitals and swung between periods of inertia, depression and incredibly concentrated artistic activity, his work reflecting the intense colours and strong light of the countryside around him.

On 27 July 1890, again suffering from depression, Van Gogh shot himself. He died two days later

Likely to have had epilepsy and bi-polar-big mood swings. The drugs he was treated with made him saw yellow and hallos round objects e.g. Starry Night

c. Monet ( Visually Impaired) In his later life 1914-1926 he had cataracts which effected his vision making things redder and purple than blue see famous water lilies. It is well known that towards the end of his life Monet’s sight was seriously impaired by cataracts. In the early paintings, the reflections in the water of the famous pond at Giverny are so limpid that one has the impression it would only be necessary to reach out to feel the water running through one’s hands.

As time passed, his brushwork became much cruder and the colouring drearier. Writing in 1918, Monet observed: “I no longer perceive colours with the same intensity. Reds appear muddy to me, pinks insipid. What I paint is darker and darker, and when I compare it to my former works, I am seized by a frantic rage and slash at my canvases with a penknife.”

Contemporary critics, true to form, stuck their knives in as well. “Monet’s coloured symphony has become increasingly monochromatic,” one observed; and another described his paintings as “very unpleasant indeed with their coarse handling of paint and bilious colouring”.

This “coarseness and bilious colouring” was due to the two distinct types of visual distortion induced by cataracts. The first, predictably enough, is simply a loss of visual acuity, but less well appreciated is that the cataract also has a yellowish discolouration, which makes the external world seem dirty. This yellowness also blocks out light from the blue end of the spectrum, to which the retina adapts by increasing its sensitivity to blues and greens. In 1920, after the French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau had commissioned Monet to paint a series of enormous canvases of the water lilies in the Giverny pond, he realised he could “no longer make something of beauty”. Finally, he agreed to having his cataracts operated on.

Monet’s prolonged visual impairment prior to his cataract operation was not in vain. it allowed him “to break the bounds of observation to become a visionary painter”. So his final vast waterlily canvases have “a spiritual transcendence” in which Monet’s greatness is “fully revealed”. from Telegraph Group


1919 "I prefer enjoying  my bad sight, renouncing to paint if necessary, but at least see a bit what I like." Claude Monet

Life and Pictures


d. Goya ( Deaf and Mental Health in later years) Black Period

The Black Paintings are a group of paintings by Francisco Goya created in the later years of his life (1819-1823) that portray intense, haunting themes. In 1819 at the age of 72, Goya moved into a two-story house outside of Madrid called "Quinta del Sordo," or "Deaf Man's Villa". Although the house had been named after the previous owner who was deaf, Goya was himself deaf at the time as a result of an illness he suffered at the age of who had been left deaf after contracting a fever in 1792 at 46. After the Napoleonic Wars and the turmoil of the Spanish government, Goya developed an embittered attitude towards humanity. He had an acute awareness of panic, terror, fear, and hysteria. Also surviving two near-fatal illnesses, Goya grew increasingly anxious and impatient in fear of relapse. These factors combined are thought to have led to his production of 14 works known as the Black Paintings. After his death the wall paintings were transferred to canvas and remain some of the best examples of the later period of Goya's life when, deafened and driven half-mad by what was probably an encephalitis of some kind, he decided to free himself from painterly strictures of the time and paint whatever nightmarish visions came to him.

1819-1823 Saturn devouring his son

For more background and pictures

e. Maria Blanchard ( Short, Legs and Arms effected and breathing) from birth.

(born Santander, 6 march 1881; d Paris, 15 April 1932). Maria Blanchard was a Spanish-born painter that began her life terribly disfigured. Her mother had taken a fall while she was pregnant, causing her to be born with a number of deformities including a hump on her back and hip problems. Her bent and hobbled appearance gained her the nickname of “the witch” and caused her to be reclusive and shy. Despite her deformities, Blanchard became an accomplished painter and art teacher. As a young girl, Blanchard showed promise and interest in art and her parents encouraged her talents. In 1903, she moved from her hometown of Santander to Madrid to study art, and in 1909 gained a scholarship to Paris. There she studied under Kees Van Dongen at the Academy Vitt, where she became influenced by Cubism and Fauve styles. In 1908 and again in 1910 Blanchard received a medal from the National Exhibition for Beautiful Arts. In 1914, she moved to Salamanca where she taught drawing until 1916. Blanchard’s stint as a teacher was cut short, however, because her students were continuously cruel to her about her appearance. Blanchard’s painting during this time was generally in the Cubist style, until 1920 when she began to embrace traditional styling again. Her critics compared her to Picasso, and the two even exhibited together once at the Hall Des Independents. Blanchard drew inspiration for her work from within, focusing often on invalids and or sick people as subjects for her paintings. Her inner sadness comes through in her paintings through color and light, and Blanchard became known for this somber style of composition. By this time, she was starting to find commercial success and began selling her paintings more and more. Unfortunately for Blanchard, this was also during a time of economic crisis and just as business picked up for her, her patrons could no longer afford her work. This was only the start of economic crisis for Blanchard, and she would get by now and then by the help of benefactors.

Having no children of her own, Blanchard also felt obligated to support her sister and her nephews, despite her own onset of tuberculosis. During this time, Blanchard met such despair that she even entertained the thought of entering a convent, but was discouraged against it by the nuns. Whether it was because her life was nearing an end or because of personal reasons, Blanchard began to embrace religion at this time and it was sometimes reflected in her work. Toward the end of her life, Blanchard continued to feverishly paint in order to support herself and her family. The stress she imposed on herself literally caused her to work to death and she died of tuberculosis complications in 1932

f. Edvard Monck ( Depression Most famous painting The Scream

The Scream 1893 Melancholy 1892

Edvard Munch was born in rural Norway in 1863. When he was 5 his mother died of tuberculosis. His father Christian, a doctor, also educated him, but Christian’s positive behavior toward his children, however, was overshadowed by his morbidity. Often ill for much of the winters and kept out of school, Edvard would draw to keep himself occupied, and received tutoring from his school mates and his aunt.

Munch wrote, “My father was temperamentally nervous and obsessively religious—to the point of psychoneurosis. From him I inherited the seeds of madness. The angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by my side since the day I was born. One of his sisters was declared ’mad’ I inherited two of mankind's most frightful enemies—the heritage of consumption and insanity. In 1879 Munch enrolled in a technical college to study engineering, where he excelled in physics, chemistry, and math. He learned scaled and perspective drawing, but frequent illnesses interrupted his studies .The following year, much to his father’s disappointment, Munch left the college determined to become a painter.

Enrolling in Art School and dependent on his father he developed a number of skills nd styles and eventually rejected impressionism.

“He paints, or rather regards, things in a way that is different from that of other artists. He sees only the essential, and that, naturally, is all he paints. For this reason Munch’s pictures are as a rule ‘not complete’, as people are so delighted to discover for themselves. Oh, yes, they are complete. His complete handiwork. Art is complete once the artist has really said everything that was on his mind, and this is precisely the advantage Munch has over painters of the other generation, that he really knows how to show us what he has felt, and what has gripped him, and to this he subordinates everything else”

1n 1889 his father died. Christian’s death depressed him and he was plagued by suicidal thoughts: “I live with the dead—my mother, my sister, my grandfather, my father…Kill yourself and then it’s over”.

Later going to live in Paris mixing with many artists and later Germany Munch began to develop his own style. By 1892, Munch formulated his characteristic, and original, Synthetist aesthetic, as seen in Melancholy, in which color is the symbol-laden element.

Munch continued grappling with his inner demons and was often reliant on alcohol in 1908-09 he had a full breakdown. But he continued to paint and had a long life with full recognition for his work in later life. for biography

g. Laura Ferguson

The Visible Skeleton -50 overlain pictures of her own body which as scoliosis-curvature of the spine

Standing couple with visible skeleton 1996

Dark Back 1993


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