Artsology Click and drag your mouse on the canvas to create different colored rectangular shapes and create a geometric abstract "painting." Each time you make a new geometric shape, a random color combination will appear, so no two paintings will ever be the same. Experiment with different designs, whether you overlap them or keep them separate. If you come up with something you really like, take a screen shot and send it to us and we'll start a geometric art gallery. If you want some inspiration, scroll down below the canvas and check out some geometric art paintings from famous artists. Clear your canvas and start a new painting Here's a few examples of geometric abstract art painted by famous artists:
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Studio Visit with Anthony Crudelle-Janello « Jewett Art Gallery at Wellesley College Posted by claralieu in artists, photography, sculpture, studio visits. Tags: crayon, drawing, paper mache, photography, RISD, sculpture trackback This past Friday afternoon I drove to Rhode Island for a studio visit with Anthony Crudelle-Janello, (more widely known as Tony Janello) who will be one of the four artists exhibiting in the upcoming show “Transformations” in March 2010. We first met in 1998 when I was a student in his painting class in the Illustration Department at RISD during my senior year. I now teach Drawing at RISD in Foundation Studies and he’s continued to teach Painting and Drawing in the Illustration Department since then. We’ve kept in touch over the years since I graduated, and it was very exciting to visit his studio and get some insight on his thoughts and creative process. Crudelle-Janello’s process involves many phases and transformations in a range of media. Below is an example of how Crudelle-Janello uses backgrounds and creates sets for his sculptures.
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