Term: 3 Year: 2011
The children studied the work of an Austrian naive abstractionist called Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
He used the eye repetitively within his compositions combined with organic, rhythmic lines, complementary colour
schemes and the occasional metallic area to draw the viewer’s attention.
The children applied Hundertwasser’s technique within their self-portraits – ie lines and facial
features such as eyes, noses, mouths, were distorted, exaggerated and multiplied.
They chose a dominant complementary colour scheme and applied it via the wax-resist technique, using coloured inks
and oil crayons.
The students learned that opposite colours ‘compete’ with and ‘intensify’ each other and
this is evident within their work.
Visual Art Specialist
Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School
Suitable for Level 3