Year 6 Art
Year 6 have been looking at artwork from South and Central America - inline with their current topic The Maya Civilisation. They have been finding out about Joaquin Torres Garcia.
Torres Garcia was famous for using symbols in his artworks. He made toys, paintings and sculptures.His biggest influences were the artist, Mondrian and ancient people such as the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Ancient people used symbols to tell stories and record information. Torres Garcia used this as a way of communicating his ideas too. He preferred earthy colours and used symbols from music, religion, horoscopes, traffic, technology and ancient cultures. Our children have been recreating a piece of work created by Garcia that was hugely influenced by Mondrian. They have made their artwork personal to them by creating their own symbols for things that are important to them. Watch this space for our finished masterpieces.