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Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian were two influential artists who transformed the way art was viewed through their innovative use of shapes and colours. Kandinsky, a Russian painter, believed that art should be free from the constraints of representation, and instead should express emotions and ideas through abstract forms and colours. His work, such as "Composition VIII," is characterized by bold colours and intersecting geometric shapes.
Mondrian, a Dutch painter, was a pioneer of the De Stijl movement, which focused on simplicity and abstraction. His paintings, such as "Composition with Yellow, Blue, and Red," are known for their use of primary colours and straight lines. These artists are great inspirations for children to explore the world of art and experiment with shapes and colours.
There are four engaging activities created for key stage one children to help them learn more about these artists. This resource meets the following aspects of the National Curriculum of England: Art, Mathematics, and Science.
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