Color Field and Additive Angles








Mr. Bell, our visual art teacher, taught us about a style of abstract painting called Color Field that was made popular by Barnett Newman in the 1950’s which lead to the style of the term Abstract Expression. We looked at some of his works and realized that some of his works seemed to have tints and sharp angles. The students were then given a degree of an angle.  They had to find their missing angle by subtracting from their total. For example, 90 degrees was their total measurement of their paper, and they might have been given 75 degrees. The students then used their protractor to find their answer and draw the angle. In this case, the student would draw 15 degrees angle using the protractor. The students when created their own example of the style of Color Field by making tints with the color of their choice.



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