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Abstract art

Abstract is a modern art technique which does not represent people, animals, objects or a scenery but instead only consists of lines, colors and shapes.

  • Abstract art does not show real things.
  • It uses colors, lines, and shapes to make images that express feelings like happiness, sadness and anger .
  • Abstract art has lines and figures everywhere, so the viewer doesn’t focus on one particular point in the piece, like in traditional art.

Abstract art can be as simple as a just a painting of 2 triangles or it can be as complex as a splatter of a million colors on one sheet . This technique is easy and fun to use. Your imagination can help you create amazing abstract arts

Have you ever made this kind of art? Do tell us in the comments!

Written by Kaashvi Datta

Age 12

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Monochromatic paintings

Monochromatic painting is an Avant Garde painting technique which means making a painting only using the different shades of the same color. In fact, the word monochrome literally means ”one color”.

These days Monochrome is being used widely by artists across the globe . This method was first to make the viewer focus on only one object of the painting.

An example

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Avant Garde

Avant Garde is a form of painting which has no rules or any boundaries. It is made purely from the imagination of the painter or artist . An example of this can be the famous Bean can painting by Andy Warhol. People found this painting interesting as no one ever thought to paint something as common as a bean can.

Avant Garde is now taking its place in fashion too. Designers now find Avant Garde as a new way to showcase their garments. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese painter and dress designers who workpieces only consist of Dots. She is what is called an Avant Garde artist .

Yayoi Kusama Avant Garde potrait

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Draco’s Diary (Part 8)

25th December 1996:

The Christmas at the Malfoy Manor was rather dreary without Father. While he wasn’t very enthusiastic about Christmas, it being a Muggle festival, he certainly added some joy to it. He always help Mother put up the lights and the tree and decorated the whole Manor (with the assistance of Linnie, of course). This time, as Father wasn’t here, it felt as if we were missing a huge part.

Aunt Bellatrix, too, wasn’t very keen about Christmas for the same reason as Father. But I think Mother must have given her a thorough talking-to, because she was way livelier about Christmas than she ever had been. She helped Mother in the kitchen, but she talked very, very rudely to Linnie. I wanted her to stop behaving like that, but I didn’t dare to. I had once told her to stop being mean to Dobby, our old house-elf, when I was about 7 years old and she didn’t talk to me for about a week.

I’d asked Mother what I’d done wrong about defending our house-elf and she’d said, “Everything in society has a place. Nothing should be brought up or taken down.” I found that, and still do, very wrong, but I always remained shut up about it. I did my part by being kind to both our elves. Mother later told me I took after uncle Regulus, who defended the house-elf, or any house-elf, in Grimmauld Place called Kreacher just as I did for ours.

Even I’d tried to be as normal as possible, but I said earlier, it seemed that a large chunk was missing.

I was called down. I saw my surroundings. Mother tried to make it as normal as possible. She put up the lights and the tree just as Father used to. She made my favourite dishes.

We all sat down and ate and talked. Aunt and I were careful not to bring up Father. It was harder on Mother than anyone. I knew because I’d seen Mother at morning today. Her face was tear-streaked when I saw her going to the washroom.

            We’d received letters from the Parkinson, Zabini, Greengrass, Nott, Bulstrode, Crabbe, Goyle, Flint families. They were as dull as ever. A stupid ribbon border with stupid bells. I threw them into the fire. Nobody cared about these anymore. They were just a ruddy formality.

            I can’t do this anymore. I just wished for the day to pass quickly, and luckily for me, it did. Nobody was in the mood to celebrate Christmas. We want Father back home.

Malfoy Manor

Image source: https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/chapter-that-made-us-fall-in-love-with-draco-malfoy

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet is one of the most famous French painters. He is known for his bright and calm nature based paintings. He is the founding father of the Impressionist style of painting.

What is Impressionist style of painting?

Claude Monet was one of the painters who started the Impression movement. Impressionism is  using flecks and dabs of paint to give the viewer a glimpse of how a scene looked at a moment. Impressionism is often only used to paint drawings based on the theme of nature.

What are some of Claude Monet’s famous paintings?

Most Famous Paintings by Claude Monet include –

  • Impression, Sunrise
  • Woman with a Parasol
  • Houses of Parliament Series
  • The Magpie
  • Poppies
  • San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
  • Haystacks Series
  • Regatta at Sainte-Adresse
  • Water Lilies (Nymphéas)
  • Rouen Cathedral SeAge 12

By Kaashvi Datta

Age 12