ABSTRACT and LANGUAGE

INSPIRE

PATTERN, PRINT and ABSTRACTION

In the art sessions people often work with the materials in an experimental and abstracted way, creating patterns, focusing on mark making, shape, gesture, colour, line, texture.

Here are a collection of works and links to artists that explore pattern, print, abstraction and colour.

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Abstract painting by Louisa Chambers. Multicoloured abstract form against a patterned blue grey background

Image: Louisa Chambers, K and Q, 2019, acyrlic on linen 60x50cm, courtesy of the artist.

INSPIRE

WORD

AND 

IMAGE

In this section you'll find material on artists whose work explores how text, language and image interrelate.

Also there is a selection of graphic art known for it's playful use of typography, image and design as seen in poster art, graphic design and advertising.

You'll find a wide variety of styles, ideas, and artistic approaches to use as source material for making your own WORDworks.

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Robert Indiana's painting Four Panel Love. Four panels in a two by two grid. Each with a capitol letter spelling LOVE, painted in blue and red, with the letter appearing white. The word love reads from top left panel clockwise to bottom left.

WATCH

ABSTRACT WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

This is a demonstration by Art In Hospital artist Alan Lyons. He hopes that this video will encourage people to try watercolour painting. The film can also be enjoyed as it is. 

 

In it he works loosely and simply to build up an expressive abstract piece using mark making, colour and design. He finds working in this liberal way allows him to enjoy the process and to focus the mind.

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Video still of Abstract Watercolour painting demonstration. Hand with brush and gestural coloured marks on paper.

ACTIVITY

IDEAS SHEET: TEXT IN ARTWORK

Click on the image below for a full size sheet and PDF you can download and print.

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ACTIVITY

IDEAS SHEET: 

SOUNDS AND IMAGES

Click on the image below for a full size sheet and PDF you can download and print.

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Press play below to listen to some sounds recorded by Maria Doyle.

Press play below to listen to recordings of a snowy winter walk by Belinda Guidi.

There are more sounds to inspire you on the RELAXATION page.

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Background Artwork by Lily Ross 'Untitled'  Watercolour on paper 2019

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